March 14th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Last week the United States District Court in Northern California reaffirmed the value of the college system of athletics and the NCAA’s approach of tethering benefits to education.  Rep. Walker has made clear in his comments that – like the judge in California – he too has no desire to convert college athletics into professional sports. We applaud Judge Wilken and Walker for validating the Supreme Court’s 1984 endorsement of the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports and declaration that “in order to preserve the character and quality of the (college sports), athletes must not be paid, must be required to attend class and the like.” Further, although we differ in the appropriate approach, we share their interest in improving the student-athlete experience for those who choose to attend college. The NCAA is a member association whose more than 1,100 colleges, universities, and conferences set policy and implement reform. – Read More

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