Education lobbyist criticizes House bill targeting college sports

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A senior executive with one of the nation's leading higher-education organizations on Tuesday criticized a new House bill that would require wide-ranging, easily accessible financial reporting not only by schools, but also by the NCAA, conferences, bowl games and the College Football Playoff.

The bill was introduced Monday by Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) and Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.). It essentially would result in the U.S. Department of Education making available for all schools — including private schools — the detailed, sport-by-sport revenue and expense data they report to the NCAA every year. It also creates a new set of annual financial disclosures for the NCAA and other college sports entities.

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