the BigAmateurism monologues

A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Jul 29th, 2021 | 45:08

44: The “Integrity of College Sports”

The Power 5 conference realignment mud fight is escalating. Yesterday, Big 12 conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby came out of hiding to accuse ESPN of conspiring with unnamed accomplices to ruin the Big 12. What happened to the “integrity of college sports”? While Bowlsby rants and ESPN reports on itself, I refocus on perhaps a more important arena: the United States Senate. I lay the foundation for discussing three important legislative proposals originating in the Senate that set the parameters for the next round of hearings. I include an in-depth look at the Athletes’ Bill of Rights proposal offered by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) in December 2020.