Why Pennsylvania Could Beat NCAA in Court

Why Pennsylvania Could Beat NCAA in Court

Penn State wasn’t invited to this year’s Bowl party, but that hasn’t stopped the school from making news during the big week of games.

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett isn’t happy with the NCAA picking the pocket of his public university to the tune of $60 million as part of the punishment – along with scholarship losses and a four-year bowl ban – stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse fallout. And so he’s suing on behalf of the state on antitrust grounds to rescind the deal that had been agreed to by university president Rodney Erickson.

What kind of case will the state of Pennsylvania have? Possibly a good one, according to legal expert Matthew Mitten, Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University.

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