THE REVENUE-SHARING lawsuit filed by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon, which has kept NCAA lawyers busy since 2009, is scheduled to finally go to trial next week. But as that high-profile case grinds toward a conclusion, several other legal challenges loom. The NCAA had unrestricted assets of $589 million at the end of 2013, enough to cover damages in the likely event that former and current athletes prevail in at least some of the cases. But the outcomes could reshape the financial landscape of college sports—in the worst case, if the NCAA lost this and other follow-up cases, its finances would be hurt and member schools could face an assessment. Here's a case-by-case breakdown of the NCAA's docket.
$627 MILLIONIN NET ASSETS
REVENUE $913 MILLION
EXPENSES $852 MILLION
DISTRIBUTED TO DIVISION I SCHOOLS AND CONFERENCES
MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL SPENDING
Number of hits for the A's in a 3--2 win over the Rays on May 21. It was the first time in 100 years that the franchise had won a regular-season game with only one hit.
Days between losses for the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, who opened this season 6--0 after going 24--0 for Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles last year. Tanaka's last defeat before losing to the Cubs on May 20 came against the Seibu Lions on Aug. 19, 2012.
Postseason wins for the Spurs' Big Three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili, the most of any trio in NBA history. The Lakers' Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper produced 110 wins from 1980 including '89.
Age of sixth-grader Lucy Li, who qualified for this month's U.S. Women's Open to become the tournament's youngest qualifier. Li, a native of Redwood Shores, Calif., shot a 74--68 to best the field by seven strokes at Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
CHUCK SOLOMON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BALL)
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ERIC GAY/AP (GINÓBILI)
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JESSICA NELSON/FLICKR OPEN/GETTY IMAGES (CANDLES)