Congressman to hold round-table on college sports

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman will hold a round-table discussion Nov. 1 on the impact of "back-room deals, payoffs and scandals" in college sports.

Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush said Tuesday that the session will be moderated by ESPN's Jeremy Schaap. Among the participants: NBA players Shane Battier and Thaddeus Young; Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association; academics; a former sports agent; and a sports economist.

Rush's office says that participants will offer their perspectives on the current state of college sports and recent cases of NCAA violations.

Just with a push at five schools, the National College Players Association got more than 300 major college football and men's basketball players to sign a petition telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue.

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