Profs consider backing NCAA antitrust exemption

EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Published:

A group of professors seeking reform in college sports want to explore the possibility of an antitrust exemption, which could allow the NCAA to better regulate spending on coaches' salaries and other costs.

The Coalition On Intercollegiate Athletics met in January, and this week released five policy recommendations made by its steering committee.

All the recommendations dealt with finding ways to rein in what many on the committee view as the runaway costs of college sports and the outsized influence sports have on campuses.

The NCAA antitrust exemption would generate the biggest change but would also be the most controversial because it would require Congressional approval.