ERIC Number: ED451808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Student Athlete Protection Act. Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary on H.R. 3575. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This hearing was held to consider the Student Athlete Protection Act (H.R. 3575), a bill to prohibit high school and college sports gambling in all states including states in which such gambling was permitted prior to 1991. In his introductory remarks, Congressman Henry J. Hyde (Illinois) noted that gambling on sporting events is still legal in only four states, and that only one state, Nevada, offers legalized gambling on amateur sports events. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) maintains a zero tolerance policy against sports gambling, but gambling on collegiate and other amateur sports events remains widespread. Speaking in support of the bill were Congressmen John Conyers (Michigan) and Lindsey O. Graham (South Carolina), along with basketball coach Tubby Smith, football coach Lou Holtz, and Graham Spanier, college president and NCAA representative. Also supporting the bill were the Commission of an athletic conference, James E. Delaney and Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) and Maxine Waters (California). Speaking against the bill, and in favor of increased sanctions and enforcement by the NCAA were Representatives Shelly Berkley (Nevada) and Jim Gibbons (Nevada), Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., of the Nevada Gaming Association, Bobby Siller of the Nevada State Gaming Board, and Brian Sandoval of the Nevada State Gaming Commission. An appendix contains supplemental materials submitted in support of and against H. R. 3575. The prepared statements of the witnesses are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Athletics, College Students, Federal Legislation, Hearings, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Prevention
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada