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…
Nov 10th, 2022 | 1:00:25

Congressional Stalemates and Athletes’ Rights

Voters have reduced the mid-term red wave to a purple trickle. Gone is any claim of a Republican mandate and a potential power play to end the athletes’ rights movement through a bill like Roger Wicker’s (R-MS) “Collegiate Athlete Compensation Rights Act.” In this episode, I think out loud about what the short-term lay of the land may be for congressional intervention on athletes’ rights issues. Is this an inflection point for the Power 5? Can they continue to tread water until 2024 under false prophecies of the impending death of college sports? Will the SEC and Big Ten be open to a more honest relationship with the laborers in football and men’s basketball? Many questions, few easy answers.