2011 Sports Law Symposium

Spring 2011 Sports Law Symposium – Friday, March 25, 2011

The Changing Face of Intercollegiate Athletics:

Amateurs, Academics, and the Athletic Arms Race

OVERVIEW

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.

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