Former basketball player one of seven suing NCAA

Ashley Holliday, who started at Kennesaw State for four years, is one of seven plaintiffs who filed an antitrust action lawsuit against the NCAA today:

The lawsuit cites research supporting the common complaint that NCAA athletes fall $3,000-$5,000 short, on average, of the full cost of attendance for school and are limited in opportunities for income, compared to traditional college students, due to NCAA policy.

Likening the argument to that of former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, who has headed the unionization initiative in Evanston, Ill., the lawsuit goes on to argue that being a collegiate athlete at the NCAA level is a job, rather than an extracurricular activity.

Holliday not only represents female athletes but also athletes at smaller schools. Listed as defendants in the case are the Atlantic Sun Conference, in which Kennesaw State has participated in as a full member since 2009, as well as Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt.

College coaching news:

Georgetown coach Natasha Adair has chosen her coaching staff: Melba Chambers, Sarah Jenkins and David White.

Jordan Green is a new assistant at Gonzaga.

Niki Dawkins is a new assistant at Minnesota.


Ticha Penicheiro will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow.

The National Basketball Retired Players Association will honor Pat Summitt.