White House Meeting on College Athletics

January 12, 2015

The White House will be the site of a meeting this week with Obama administration officials, college athletics directors and leaders of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, USA Today reported. The meeting is expected to come before the announcement of a "Coalition to Save College Sports," organized by the commissioners of conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The agenda for the White House meeting is not known, but it is expected to include discussion of a possible presidential commission on college athletics.

The idea of presidents playing a role in college sports beyond greeting championship teams is not new. President Obama has expressed concern about the concussion issue in athletics, and President Theodore Roosevelt's interest is credited in saving college football in an earlier era.



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