Senate hearing on college athletics postponed

05/12/2014 6:21 PM

02/15/2015 11:19 AM

A U.S. Senate hearing that had been scheduled to look into the plight of college athletes on Wednesday has been postponed until after the Memorial Day recess.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation sent notice of the postponement Monday afternoon. It did not give a reason why.

The hearing is titled “Promoting the Well-Being and Academic Success of College Athletes.” Mary Willingham, the former UNC learning specialist turned whistle-blower, said she had been invited to speak, but later told she would not be asked to appear. Others who were reportedly asked include former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon, who leads a class-action antitrust suit against the NCAA, and Ramogi Huma, who leads an organization seeking to help Northwestern University football players form a union.

The recess ends June 2.

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