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  1. Lester Munson: Math majors the most important witnesses in Ed O'B...

    Lester Munson

    The Ed O'Bannon-NCAA trial has included three former athletes, the president of the NCAA, a couple of conference commissioners and two experts on consumer surveys. But the most important witnesses are the two math majors who examined the same data and reached opposite conclusions.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  2. Lester Munson: What to know about the NFL concussion settlement p...

    Lester Munson

    Is the latest concussion settlement proposal good enough for players?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  3. Lester Munson: All you need to know about the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA...

    Lester Munson

    As we slog our way to the end of the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial -- with no star witnesses left to testify -- it's a good time to revisit some of the basics and basic terms that have been part of the trial.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  4. Lester Munson: NCAA setup baffles Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial jud...

    Lester Munson

    Judge Claudia Wilken may not fully grasp the intricacies of the BCS, the FBS and the CFP, but she has a firm grip on the ABCs of antitrust law and how it may work for Ed O'Bannon and thousands of college athletes.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  5. Lester Munson: NCAA plan in O'Bannon trial backfires

    Lester Munson

    Had the NCAA's plan worked Tuesday, it could have provided powerful support for its claims that a ban on player pay helps integrate athletes into the academic community and that it maintains the organization's ideal of amateurism. But the plan didn't work.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  6. NCAA goes for sky-will-fall defense in O'Bannon trial

    Lester Munson

    If you pay players, the NCAA lawyers insist, the sky will fall, and the collegiate sports world will end.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  7. Lester Munson: Definition of 'rights' key in NCAA-O'Bannon case

    Lester Munson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- As they battled in the O'Bannon trial Thursday over payment to college players for television broadcasts of their games, the players were talking about "rights," and the NCAA was talking about "rights," and they were talking about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  8. Lester Munson: NCAA gets a nod from judge's questions in O'Bannon...

    Lester Munson

    If the NCAA emerges from the O'Bannon trial with a victory, the turning point may have come Wednesday at 11:24 a.m. when the judge badgered the NCAA attorney into concluding his cross examination and began asking her own questions, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  9. Ed O'Bannon economist may be MVP in lawsuit against NCAA

    Lester Munson

    The plaintiffs' economist's job in the O'Bannon-NCAA case is to convince a judge that the NCAA's refusal to allow college athletes to sell their names, images and likenesses is a violation of American antitrust laws.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  10. NCAA effectively narrows down O'Bannon-NCAA case to TV revenue

    Lester Munson

    NCAA's lawyer sent the judge a clear message that the names, likenesses and images issue for paying players had been decided by a just-announced settlement and that the O'Bannon-NCAA case should now solely be about whether players should get paid for live TV broadcasts and rebroadcasts.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  11. Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against NCAA over paying players set to begin...

    Lester Munson

    A trial beginning Monday will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video games and other consumer products.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  12. Donald Sterling's lawsuit against NBA has no chance to succeed in...

    Lester Munson

    Donald Sterling's lawsuit against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver asserts that Sterling is the victim of an unconstitutional and illegal termination of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, even though his ownership was not officially termi...

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  13. Sudden willingness to consider sale of LA Clippers could be tacti...

    Lester Munson

    Donald Sterling's sudden willingness to consider a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers by his wife, Shelly, could be a tactic to delay the end of their ownership, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  14. New court filing by players says most seriously injured ex-NFL pl...

    Lester Munson

    Seven former NFL players filed a court motion Monday to challenge the $765 million NFL concussion settlement, arguing that the deal struck between the league and thousands of ex-players who sued it falls short.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  15. Munson: Challenge for Donald Sterling

    Lester Munson

    NBA bylaws are clear that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling must accept commissioner Adam Silver's ruling, OTL's Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  16. Northwestern coach campaigning against union effort OK, to a poin...

    Lester Munson

    Northwestern University's football coach is urging his players to vote "no" on April 25, when they are asked whether they wish to form a labor union. The coach's actions, together with electioneering by others, raise questions about rules and the law...

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014