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Appeals court reject promoters' lawsuit against NCAA

Updated: November 15, 2004, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Sports promoters failed to overturn an NCAA rule limiting tournament appearances involving Division I basketball teams when an appeals court rejected their antitrust suit Monday.

The rule limits teams to two preseason tournaments in four years. The promoters argued the rule prevented them from inviting teams to more tournaments.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the promoters failed to show a violation of antitrust law because they didn't define a market in which ...

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