A federal judge has dismissed an antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association brought by owners of private summer basketball camps who claimed the NCAA’s new recruiting rules were designed to give camps run by its member colleges a competitive advantage and to drive the private camps out of business.

In her 32-page decision in Pocono Invitational Sports Camp Inc. v. NCAA, U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody concluded that the NCAA’s rules are "immune" from antitrust liability since they were enacted for "paternalistic reasons."

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