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Silver Golub & Teitell LLP is investigating whether the NCAA’s limit on the number of scholarships a NCAA Division 1 Football program is permitted to offer violates the antitrust laws of the United States.

The NCAA limits Division 1 Football teams to having a total of 85 scholarship players per year. This arbitrary limitation negatively impacts potential football player attendees of schools by:

  • forcing players to take scholarship offers at schools they would not otherwise attend but for the NCAA’s illegal activity because their desired schools have no more scholarships to offer;
  • forcing players to accept non-scholarship “walk-on” roles; and
  • forcing players to accept “blue-shirt” roles to comply with year-over-year NCAA scholarship offer restrictions.

The NCAA’s limitation is enforced by its members schools, including the “Power 5” conference football teams, “Group of 5” conference football teams, and other NCAA Division 1 (FBS) Football conferences and teams with regards to the distribution of athletic scholarships.

If you are a current or former Division 1 football player and believe you may have been impacted by the NCAA’ scholarship limits, please submit your information via the form on this page and one of SGT’s attorneys will evaluate your situation.

Alternatively, feel free to email SGT Attorneys Ian W. Sloss (, Johnathan Seredynski (, or Brett Burgs (, directly.

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