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Collegiate Athletic Associations

Learn about the National Collegiate Athletic Association and caselaw questioning the NCAA’s status as a private actor.


Collegiate athletic associations are one of the four main types of amateur athletic associations. The most well-known collegiate athletic association is the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. The NCAA, like many collegiate athletic associations, is comprised of both public and private colleges and universities. The NCAA is a private amateur athletic association that doesn’t have any grant of governmental authority to govern its members. This differs from many high school...