College sports will forever change as we know it if the U.S. Senate gets its way

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College football is just around the corner.

But the game could look a lot different by the time September rolls around.

That’s because college sports will forever change as we know it if the U.S. Senate gets its way.

College football is out of control

We’ve almost made it through the dreadful and desolate period of no football.

Once the Super Bowl ends, men across the nation get depressed and don’t know what to do with their lives.

Their first love of football won’t return for another seven months.

Fortunately, that wait is almost over and we have a litany of college football games coming up next month.

But even with our love for football, people realize that the game is not what it used to be.

Division One teams in college football are nothing but a circus now that players only care about getting a good NIL deal.

College football has gone from a love of the game to a love of the money for most players.

This is ruining the game since egocentric players focus more on growing their Instagram following than they do on improving their football skills.

Freshmen are getting million-dollar deals from businesses just to sit on the bench at top college programs.

Fortunately, it looks like the madness we’ve seen with the transfer portal and NIL deals may finally be coming to an end.

Solution for college football?

The solution may shockingly come from the United States Senate.

West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin and Alabama Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville have introduced a bill that would transform the NIL and transfer portal landscape.

The Protecting Athletes, Schools, and Sports Act would require donors and endorsers to be associated with the school before an NIL deal can be offered.

The bill would also prohibit NIL deals associated with anything “involving alcohol, drugs, or conflict with existing school and conference licenses.”

In addition, the bill would require three years of college before a student athlete could transfer from their school.

“As a former college athlete, I know how important sports are to gaining valuable life skills and opening doors of opportunity,” Manchin wrote in a statement. “However, in recent years, we have faced a rapidly evolving NIL landscape without guidelines to navigate it, which jeopardizes the health of the players and the educational mission of colleges and universities. Our bipartisan legislation strikes a balance between protecting the rights of student athletes and maintaining the integrity of college sports.”

Senator Tuberville, who is a famous former college football coach for Auburn, said that “student athletes should be able to take advantage of NIL promotional activities without impacting their ability to play collegiate sports. But we need to ensure the integrity of our higher education system, remain focused on education, and keep the playing field level. Our legislation with Senator Manchin will set basic rules nationwide, protect our student athletes, and keep NIL activities from ending college sports as we know it.”

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