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The NCAA and 11 Division I conferences seek to dismiss two lawsuits that challenge the NCAA's scholarship limits. 

By SI Wire
September 05, 2014

The NCAA and 11 Division I conferences filed a motion on Thursday seeking to dismiss lawsuits challenging the NCAA's scholarship limits. 

The NCAA, Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern, Atlantic Coast, American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conferences are the defendants in the case.

The NCAA asked Northern California U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken to dismiss two suits by former Clemson football player Martin Jenkins and former West Virginia running back Shawn Alston.

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Wilken last month ruled in the Ed O’Bannon case that schools should play athletes for use of their names and likenesses. 

“The NCAA and its co-defendants argue that Judge Wilken should dismiss these complaints based on her decision in O'Bannon and numerous other federal court decisions,” the NCAA said. ''These rulings make clear that the current plaintiffs' lawsuits are misplaced.”

Just last week, former Colorado State kicker Durrell Chamorro sued the NCAA seeking damages for Division I football players who were affected by a rule banning multiyear scholarships.

The NCAA said they continue to appeal the O’Bannon decision, saying it disagreed with the court’s finding in that case that the NCAA violated antitrust laws.

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