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Senate committee to hold hearing on college athletics July 9

drewzuhoskydaily:

Senators get involved in hearings on state of college sports.

Originally posted on CollegeBasketballTalk:

With the number of issues that became problematic for the NCAA over the last year or so, more people outside of collegiate athletics began to take notice. Among those was a group of United States senators, who took the step of organizing a hearing on the state of collegiate athletics that was supposed to be held back in May.

However that hearing was postponed, and according to Jon Solomon of CBS Sportsit will now take place on July 9 (next Wednesday).

With the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit yet to result in a verdict (in-court testimony came to a conclusion last Friday), a lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Kessler and the unionization issue that Northwestern is dealing with, there are many questions that the senators would like to have answered according to the report.

After the hearing was postponed in May, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller…

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