By William Rudelius
The U.S. Congress is showing signs of life related to tackling the need for collegiate athletics reform. Why is Congress getting involved, and why should it step in and force reform of college athletics? Answer: Because the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) has become a trade association for commercialized collegiate football and basketball programs, instead of fulfilling its governance responsibilities to make sure athletes get an education and protect their health and wellbeing. Also, the universities and colleges comprising the NCAA won’t speak out and act.