First, no NCAA unions, now, the ninth circuit has tossed out a provision that would’ve allowed college athletes to receive deferred compensation.

From the New York Times:

Court Strikes Down Payments to College Athletes

The N.C.A.A. may restrict colleges from compensating athletes beyond the cost of attendance, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Wednesday in an apparent victory for the college sports establishment as it fights back efforts to expand athletes’ rights.

As college football — and, to a lesser extent, men’s basketball — have generated millions of dollars in revenue through TV broadcast deals and merchandise sales, some athletes have lobbied for greater financial compensation. The appeals court bluntly said that limiting compensation to the cost of attendance was legally sufficient.

The ruling upheld a federal judge’s finding last year that the N.C.A.A. “is not above antitrust laws” and that its rules have been too restrictive in maintaining amateurism. But the panel threw out the judge’s proposal that the N.C.A.A. allow colleges to pay athletes $5,000 per year in deferred compensation.

“Today, we reaffirm that N.C.A.A. regulations are subject to antitrust scrutiny and must be tested in the crucible of the Rule of Reason,” the appeals panel wrote in what is known as the O’Bannon case.