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NIT claims NCAA's must-compete policy harmful

Updated: August 4, 2005, 9:04 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A lawyer for the NIT took a shot at restoring the tournament's lost luster Tuesday, telling a jury that the NCAA's March Madness was purposefully ruining it.

Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer for the five schools which sponsor the preseason and postseason National Invitation Tournament, said the NCAA "willfully, deliberately set out to get a monopoly, to eliminate competition, to make it impossible to compete."

In a civil case projected to feature testimony from college presidents, ...

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