Spring 2011 Sports Law Symposium – Friday, March 25, 2011
The Changing Face of Intercollegiate Athletics:
Amateurs, Academics, and the Athletic Arms Race
CSEL’s 2011 Sports Law Symposium focused on the legal and business issues surrounding intercollegiate athletics and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the overarching theme being: “The Changing Face of Intercollegiate Athletics: Amateurs, Academics, and the Athletic Arms Race.”
The Keynote Speaker was Sonny Vaccaro, “The Godfather of Basketball”. A former sports marketing executive with Nike, Adidas, and Reebok, Vaccaro discussed his role as an advocate for NCAA student-athletes, including his role as a consultant in O’Bannon v. NCAA.