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Conference Schedule

Schedule of Events

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Panel I: Law and Sport (DCOB Conference Room #1)

To Pay or Not to Pay:  The Dilemma Surrounding the Payment of Student-Athletes

In addition to covering a variety of legal issues within sport, this Law and Sport panel presented by Professor Libba Galloway and Professor Richard Karcher will discuss whether or not college athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarship offers.

Panel II: Sports Psychology (DCOB Conference Room #2)

I’m Talking About the (Wo)Man in the Mirror: Fitness, Nutrition & Body Image

In addition to covering a number of topics regarding proper nutrition and dietary essentials, the Fitness: Body Image & Nutrition panel will delve into some psychological issues that can affect an individual’s body image and in some cases lead to eating disorders and other medical concerns.  Together the panelists, Dr. Heather Hausenblas and Dr. Gail “Buffy” Maetozo, will draw on years of research to provide a far-reaching education on these sensitive physical and psychological issues facing both men and women, as well as athletes and non-athletes alike.

NCAA Compliance Panel (Davis Student Commons - Conference Room AB)


11:00 am - 11:50 am

Panel III: Sport Business & Marketing (DCOB Conference Room #1)

Sport Branding: From Linsanity to The PGA Tour

This exciting session will be filled with academic and practical examples of how branding and marketing are used in the world of sport.  Together Dr. Jason Lee, editor of Branded: Branding in Sports Business and Dr. Kristi Sweeney will give an introduction to and overview of branding as well as provide examples of branding for athletic apparel companies, sports organizations, universities and individuals.  After the overview and explanation of branding, Mr. Ric Clarson, the Senior Vice President of Market Development for The PGA Tour, will outline the evolution of branding at The PGA Tour and provide some practical examples of how The PGA Tour brands itself today.

 Panel IV: Sport Business & Medicine (DCOB Conference Room #2)

 Turf Luck: An Economic and Medical Analysis of NFL Injuries

 This hybrid session combines academic information from both Sport Business and Sport Medicine to assess sports injuries and their economic impact on the players and organizations that they affect.  Dr. Carol Dole, an expert on economics, will present her findings on an NFL survey that suggested 95% of players believed that AstroTurf caused more injuries and shortened players’ careers when compared to natural grass.  Using his vast knowledge of Exercise Science, specifically Motor Control, Dr. Christopher Robertson will then take the presumptions of that survey and evaluate the current, medical diagnosis of Peyton Manning.

Campus Tours Available - University Admissions


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FHSAA Meeting: Institutional Control (Davis Student Commons - Conference Room AB)


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Key-Note Speaker Kerwin Bell


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Media Panel (DCOB Conference Room)

Panelists - To Be Announced

Exhibitor Viewing (D.B.Milne Field)


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On-Field Football Clinic (D.B.Milne Field)

**In case of rain, will be held in Swisher Gym

Area high school coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate side by side with our university coaches in an effort to review training techniques and procedures that emphasize injury prevention along with tactical and technical outcome.

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Women's Issues in Sports Lecture (DCOB Conference Room)

Coaches will have an opportunity to learn from JU Coaches and Athletic Trainers about specific topics related to women’s sport.

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4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

CPR Certification Course (DCOB Conference Room)

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