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Can college athletic departments cap coaching salaries to save money?

Forbes | SportsMoney: Recently, three Clemson professors penned a piece suggesting that the salaries of college coaches could be capped as a way to make up for some of the financial challenges facing athletic departments. I asked three attorneys with expertise in the area of antitrust to weigh in on whether their proposed plan could withstand a legal challenge. The answer was a resounding no.

In the piece by the professors, it was stated, “A salary cap for college coaches would not be subject to the Sherman Act because it allows for competition in the form of other competitive leagues, such as the NJCAA and NAIA, and it would not impact the consumer or constituency pricing for the sports fan.”







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