ERIC Number: ED343525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Intercollegiate Sports: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (June 19, 1991--Overview; July 25, 1991--Academics and Athletics; September 12, 1991--Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce met on three occasions to hear testimony on intercollegiate sports and in particular on proposed legislation to regulate college sports, to assure due process in investigations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and other issues such as college sports at historically black colleges and universities, and treatment of women's athletics. All three hearings were held in Washington, D.C. The first hearing included witnesses Creed Black. President of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, David P. Roselle of the University of Delaware, head coaches from universities in Nevada and Louisiana, a writer and sports investigator Dan Yaeger, and various legislators. This hearing touched on broad issues of abuse within college athletics and the regulation of athletics. The second hearing concerned academics and athletics, particularly with regard to how well or poorly institutions served the students they recruited to play athletics. Witnesses included university administrators, a spokesman for Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, the chairman of the NCAA Presidents Commission, head coaches from state universities, and officials of the Knight Commission and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The final hearing addressed issues of the historically black colleges and universities and their participation or lack of participation in the national sports scene as it is broadcast on television. Witnesses included officials from the NCAA, coaches, university executives, Education Department researchers, Renaissance Foundation executives and others. Included are the prepared statements of the witnesses and supporting statements and documents. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Colleges, Broadcast Industry, College Athletics, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, State Universities
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.