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house Bill H.R. 2731

Do College Sports Associations Like the NCAA Need to be Reformed?

Argument in favor

The NCAA and other college sports associations need to be reformed to protect the safety and rights of the student-athletes that are competing. Concussion tests, guaranteed scholarships, and giving colleges the ability to give student athletes stipends is a good start.

Teigan's Opinion
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09/04/2016
As a college athlete, the rules of the NCAA are to protect the universities not the athletes and that ought to be the other way.
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Ben's Opinion
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09/04/2016
Absolutely. Students deserve better treatment when giving the universities they play for as much money as they do. College associations aren't going to solve it, since providing financial and health services would impede their profits. While government's role should be limited in many sectors, it's up to our society, not private corporations like the NCAA, to ensure that students have a voice and are medically and financially taken care of.
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Gerard's Opinion
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09/04/2016
The NCAA has gotten out of control with power where the organizations involved have no say the people in c
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Argument opposed

The federal government has no business regulating how college sports associations operate and determining the rules they require member institutions to abide by. Besides, there are legitimate reasons for student athletes not to be paid and their scholarships not guaranteed.

Loraki's Opinion
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09/03/2016
A Republican is sponsoring this bill?! TWO WORDS, Rep. Dent: STATES' RIGHTS! I applaud your intent, but the federal government has no business regulating college sports.
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Nick's Opinion
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09/04/2016
The fact of the matter is the federal government does not need to be stepping into the business of a private organization. I do believe they should change some rules including reporting totals and paying college athletes scholarship even amongst injury but the government does not need to be doing this. Just like the NFL or any business, the government doesn't need to be there
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B.R.'s Opinion
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09/03/2016
While some of the requirements have merit, i.e., concussion tests, the Federal Government should not be involved in this.
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    As a college athlete, the rules of the NCAA are to protect the universities not the athletes and that ought to be the other way.
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    A Republican is sponsoring this bill?! TWO WORDS, Rep. Dent: STATES' RIGHTS! I applaud your intent, but the federal government has no business regulating college sports.
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    The fact of the matter is the federal government does not need to be stepping into the business of a private organization. I do believe they should change some rules including reporting totals and paying college athletes scholarship even amongst injury but the government does not need to be doing this. Just like the NFL or any business, the government doesn't need to be there
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    While some of the requirements have merit, i.e., concussion tests, the Federal Government should not be involved in this.
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    The government doesn't need to put its fingers in everyone's privately owned pies.
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    A word to Congress: Stay out of Sports or leave it to the states. Why does everything need government control. National Sports Unions? Maybe possible Tax Revenues? Next we hear about a Federal TV Network seeking a subscription service fee to watch college games.
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    Why does the US government think they should control all aspects of our lives? I'm not saying that the NCAA does not need revisions or changes. Just NOT by a government that many fear today!
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    They probably do need to be reformed - but NOT by the government! How could it POSSIBLY be Congress's job to sort out the NCAA??
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    My biggest issue with the bill is the fact that the federal government should not be allowed to intervene with something of this manner. Secondly the people who go into this should know the risks and in something as simple as college sports there shouldn't be insurance on something like scholarships.
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    This is not the federal government's job! Does anybody ever read the constitution?
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    This is a private organization. The Feds have no authority to take any action.
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    The only reason congress is sniffing around this is because they smell money! It's all about these weasels lining their pockets. Just like they are trying to control the Internet.
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    Where is this power granted in the Constitution? CONGRESS DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO REGULATE THE NCAA. Any laws that do so would be unlawful and unjust. Why doesn't Congress find something better to do than debate how and what to tell college students and administrations to do? And why don't Rep Dent's constituents find a replacement for him who is less preoccupied with such fruitless endeavors?
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    That's a college association, not a congressional issue. They going to screw over the commerce clause to stick their noses in another area?
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    Absolutely. Students deserve better treatment when giving the universities they play for as much money as they do. College associations aren't going to solve it, since providing financial and health services would impede their profits. While government's role should be limited in many sectors, it's up to our society, not private corporations like the NCAA, to ensure that students have a voice and are medically and financially taken care of.
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    Should not be a federal issue. Stop wasting money and interfering with the country.
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    Not the government's business!!
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    The government needs to stay out of people business.
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    Why would the government need to step into matters of a private organization?
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    The federal government has no right to regulate or reform a private institution.
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