Skip to comments.Boston tries to be 1st city with "College Athlete Bill of Rights"
Posted on 05/19/2014 3:38:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Boston is trying to become the first city to provide health-care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires.
Legislation has been enacted or proposed at the federal and state level for a College Athlete Bill of Rights. But Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken the unique step of going local. He filed a pair of ordinances Friday related to the educational and health rights for athletes who play college sports in Boston. Among the potential laws for Boston universities:
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Shelter in place Boston.
In Texas is code for bring more ammo.
What exactly does a city council have to do with the administration of a college or its programs? Just because a college is named after the city it is in does not put it under the cities purview other than permits and such.
There are a lot of colleges in Boston that would severely restrict their number of college athletes under that law. Just an onerous burden for lots of sports teams that are already too expensive.
I think there was a shelter in place order on the Red Sox this week. The Tigers swept them in Fenway park for the first time since 83.
Boston is heavily unionized. If this gains steam, the unions will somehow be part of any discussion. I don’t believe Boston University or Northeastern has football programs.
What a load of crap. I would say do away with all college sports and that would show the people agitating for it, but that is probably what liberals want, so I don’t want to go there.
Actually, pretty sure they do.
Out of curiosity, I checked:
Northeastern participated in football from 1932-2009, compiling an all-time record of 28936617. Citing sparse attendance, numerous losing seasons and the expense to renovate Parsons Field - its football stadium in neighboring Brookline - to an acceptable standard, the university Board of Trustees voted on November 20, 2009, to end the football program.
The Boston University Terriers are the nine men’s and twelve women’s varsity athletic teams representing Boston University....There is no varsity baseball or football team and the men’s wrestling team will be cut after the 201314 season.
The NCAA would love that. Let’s see, would BC refund $$ if they cancel a Hockey East game against UConn, because they go on strike?
The national “Bill of Rights” that is in place doesn’t seem to be too healthy at the moment.
They will drive small colleges out of football leaving only the elite.
BU used to have football.
I can imagine though that it soon won’t have any men’s non-revenue sports at all.