Conferences form coalition to improve student-athlete experience
A group of 32 college athletic conferences announced Thursday the creation of a coalition hoping to protect and improve the student-athlete experience.
The coalition, which will be named the “Coalition to Protect the Student-Athlete Experience,” will aim to bolster the current benefits that student-athletes receive through communication and input on improvement.
Here is the full release provided by the coalition:Faced with potential changes that could impact universities of all sizes in all regions of the country, a group of 32 conferences today announced the creation of a coalition designed to protect and improve the student-athlete experience.The coalition includes all conferences of all sizes throughout Division I. The coalition will serve as a loosely knit forum for the conferences to join together to communicate the many benefits student-athletes receive and to provide input on ways to continuously improve the student-athlete experience.”For generations, college athletics have been a crucial part of the educational experience. Thanks to the way college sports are run, student-athletes gain an education, learn skills, and have opportunities in life. But today, those benefits are being challenged,” said Craig Thompson, the commissioner of the Mountain West Conference.