Couldn't the schools leave the NCAA considering this lawsuit is against the NCAA and thus would not have to pay anything?
USC AD Pat Haden: Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA could cause seismic change
I know Delaney has blabbed about going DIII but wouldn't every school and conference benefit from leaving and forming their own league per se
If the NCAA brand becomes toxic, sure. Form a new organization with limited recruiting enforcement powers and keep making money.
That would be delaying the inevitable. The NCAA is made up of member institutions. They would have to pay up.
Combine a loss here with debundling of cable services and the easy money era in college sports is over. I hope the multi-million dollar crew facilities were worth it.