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The Indianapolis-based NCAA sells tickets for its top-rank Division I college basketball and hockey championships by accepting applications for more tickets than are actually available. The association keeps a $6 to $10 "handling" fee for each entry, even if the applicant doesn’t get a ticket, the appeals court said.
"Win or lose, the service fee was forfeited by all entrants and retained by the NCAA," the court said in a 2-1 decision. The judges sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.