Was your Athletic Career Impacted by the NCAA?

Unfair postseason bans may have damaged the athletic careers of many HBCU student athletes.

We believe the NCAA mandates are discriminatory.

You could be entitled to compensation

Law firms FeganScott and May Lightfoot Law have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former Black student athletes at HBCUs against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), alleging the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program (APP) is discriminatory toward – and punishes – Black student athletes at HBCUs.

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“We missed out on post-season opportunities because of a system that the NCAA knew would punish Black student-athletes. The NCAA is robbing student-athletes at HBCUs of the opportunities to experience what every college athlete strives for when they join a Division 1 school as a student-athlete: playing in post-season championship games and tournaments.”

– Troyce Manassa, plaintiff and former guard for the Savannah State University Men’s basketball team

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Case Details

Attorneys: Beth Fegan | LaRuby May | Je Yon Jung | Email: hbcu@feganscott.com

Case Status: Active | Defendants: NCAA Case: 1:20-cv-03172

Challenging The NCAA: HBCUs Say No More Discrimination In Academic Rules

By Tom Goldman, NPR For more than 50 years, the NCAA has imposed academic rules to make sure college athletes aren't just athletes, and the decades-long process has generated plenty of controversy. Critics claim the academic standards, and the penalties…

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Lawsuit by HBCU athletes fights what it calls NCAA’s systemic racism

By Derrick Z. Jackson | ESPN's The Undefeated   Black athletes have launched a legal assault on what they are calling the chronic bias by the NCAA. Last month in federal court in Indianapolis, a lawsuit was filed alleging the governing body…

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U.S. District Court Gives HBCU Student Athletes Green Light in Case Challenging NCAA’s Academic Performance Program

Student athletes beat motion to dismiss in case seeking damages for discriminatory treatment, according to FeganScott and May Lightfoot Law. INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 16) — A U.S. District Court handed a first victory to a group of Black student-athletes at Historically…

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Impacted Universities

Alabama A&M University – Alabama State University – Alcorn State University – Coppin State University – Delaware State University – Florida A&M University – Grambling State University – Hampton University – Howard University – Mississippi Valley State University – Morgan State University – Norfolk State University – North Carolina A&T State University – Prairie View A&M University Football – Savannah State University – Southern University – Texas Southern University – University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff


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