OSU Pitcher Wins Lawsuit Against NCAA

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio judge has ruled in favor of an Oklahoma State pitcher who challenged NCAA rules that prevent college baseball players from hiring advisers who can contact big league clubs.

Andrew Oliver, one of college baseball's top pitchers, filed the suit after he was deemed ineligible hours before he was scheduled to play a tournament game last year.

Oliver argued that the NCAA shouldn't restrict a player's right to have legal help when negotiating a big league contract.

Erie County judge Tygh Tone agreed with Oliver, issuing a ruling Thursday that said Oliver should be reinstated.

Baseball players -- unlike those in football and basketball -- can be drafted before college, forcing many to retain advisers who can help them with negotiations.

Courtesy: Associated Press