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THE COURT OF JUSTICE

Columnists | NCAA Legal Issues

By Edward N. Matisik, J.D.

edmatisik@yahoo.com

August 21st 2005

NIT Settles Anti-Trust Suit With NCAA

NIT WILL NOW BE RUN BY THE NCAA

The National Invitation Tournament has settled its anti-trust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NIT had sued the NCAA under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, alleging that the NCAA’s rule requiring college basketball teams invited to play in the NCAA tournament to either play in that tournament or sit out the post-season. The rule permitted only teams that had not been invited to participate in the NCAA tournament to play in the NIT.

Under the terms of the settlement, the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA) will receive $56.5 million over the next ten years. In exchange, the MIBA—an association comprised of Fordham University, Manhattan College, St. John’s University, New York University, and Wagner College that has run the NIT since 1940—has assigned all rights in the NIT to the NCAA.

In announcing the settlement of the suit, NCAA President Myles Brand said that the semi-finals and finals of the NIT will continue to be played at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for at least the next five years and that ESPN’s contract to broadcast the NIT will continue for that time. It is not clear, however, how teams will be selected for the tournament given that the responsibility will now lie with the NCAA.

 

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