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Thursday, June 28 • 1:15pm - 2:25pm
College Sports at a Crossroads: Entertainment or Education?
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Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in... Read More →
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Tom Farrey

Tom Farrey is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ESPN and the author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children. He was honored in 2007 as one the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island. Farrey is also director of the Aspen Institute’s new Sports & Society program, a vehicle for convening leaders and fostering dialogue... Read More →
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Joe Nocera

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist at The New York Times. Before joining the opinion pages in 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. He also serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” Before joining the Times in 2005, Nocera spent ten years at Fortune, where he held a variety of positions, including contributing writer, editor-at-large... Read More →
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Wallace Renfro

Wallace Renfro is vice president and chief policy advisor for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He has worked more than four decades in the communications and public relations field, including nearly 40 years at the NCAA. He has served in various public relations functions and was director of public relations from 1997 until his departure in 2002 to form Renfro & Associates Communications Solutions. Renfro returned to the NCAA... Read More →
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Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is the head coach of Oregon State University’s men’s basketball team. In his fourth season, Robinson led the Beavers to their best season in decades, winning more than 20 games for the first time since 1989-90. Prior to OSU, he led Brown University to their best two-year record in history and was named Ivy League Coach of the Year. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller, A Game of Character... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2012 1:15pm - 2:25pm
Paepcke Auditorium