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    • UCLA is suing Under Armour, Nebraska sues the Big Ten.

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UCLA is seeking more than $200 million in damages from Under Armour in a breach of contract complaint filed Wednesday. The lawsuit comes as Under Armour has tried to get out of its 15-year apparel deal with the school.

Signed in 2016, the deal — worth at least $280 million — is the largest-ever signed by an NCAA school.

Under Armour has struggled this year, reporting a $131 million operating loss in its second quarter on July 31. UCLA’s athletic department had a $22 million deficit in the 2018-19 academic year.

Nebraska Players Sue The Big Ten

Several Nebraska football players are suing the Big Ten for breach of contract for postponing the season. The players are hoping to make the conference reverse its decision so they can play and are seeking up to $75,000 in damages.

A sports law expert told FOS while the players’ case is flimsy without evidence, it could “keep the pressure on [Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren] as he fights for his job.”