The O'Bannon appeal decision is a minor win for both the NCAA and the athletes


With the upholding of the verdict in the O'Bannon vs. NCAA lawsuit, both the NCAA and collegiate athletes have taken home small victories.

On the NCAA's side, they were able to prove (for now) that taking away the amateur status of college sports by paying its athletes would lead to a decrease in viewership and overall interest.

On the athlete's side, while most schools have already moved towards providing athletes with the full cost of attendance, they will now have the power to challenge NCAA amateur restrictions in a court of law, something now possible thanks to the revocation of the NCAA's exemption from antitrust law.

So who really wins?