Lawmakers in Congress are facing a challenge as they try to address the issue of college sports and whether student-athletes should be classified as employees. Despite the broad political spectrum of lawmakers interested in writing legislation on this topic, other priorities such as wars, domestic funding, the southern border, and an election are taking up the majority of their attention. This has left the control over the multibillion-dollar athletics industry in the hands of the labor-friendly Biden administration and the courts.
The crack in the NCAA's governance over college sports widened when individual states started allowing athletes to profit from endorsement deals and other opportunities. This