Over the first half of 2014, the NCAA already broke its record of yearly lobbying expenditures. During 2013, the NCAA spent $160,000 on lobbying. This year, as of June 30, it has already spent $240,000. That includes $180,000 just in the second quarter, which covers April to June.
Gee, I wonder what’s been going on lately. Maybe this is an indication.
A new topic appears on every lobbying disclosure filed after March 2014: the “welfare” or “well-being” of student athletes.
Isn’t that just the sweetest? Why, I bet those folks in Congress are ever so impressed.