Washington, D.C. Center Opening – #Sponsored: NIL and the New College Athletics Experience

When: September 22, 2021 8:00am to 10:00am
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Please join President Robert C. Robbins and Dave Heeke, Vice President and Director of Athletics, in Washington, DC or online for a panel discussion with key stakeholders concerning name, image, and likeness (NIL) and the need for immediate legislation.

On July 1, the NCAA adopted a landmark policy that deregulated amateurism and allowed student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (NIL). Many states have issued laws and guidance to regulate NIL at the state-level, but there is still no federal NIL law to provide overarching guidance despite six bills having been introduced in the last year. The lack of federal legislation has created competitive imbalance across NCAA institutions in all 50 states as the NCAA policy allowed institutions to develop their own institutional policies if no state law existed. In this uncertain environment, a new generation of student-athletes are navigating the NIL policy patchwork to follow their dreams, and the University of Arizona debuted the ArizonaEdge program to support them. The panel will discuss the impacts of NIL on institutions, student-athletes, and industry, and discuss why a federal policy is imperative to ensuring equitable opportunities for college athletes.


  • Matt Muehlebach- PAC12 Broadcaster
  • Jim Cavale- Founder & CEO, INFNCR, Inc. and Chief Innovation Officer, Teamworks, Inc.
  • Tommy Lloyd- Head Coach, University of Arizona Men's Basketball
  • Jason Ranne- Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Wasserman Sports Agency
  • Sam Thomas- Student Athlete, University of Arizona Women's Basketball

This event will be conducted in hybrid mode, please choose in-person or virtual in the registration form. 

Audience: All



Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach and Collaboration
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Holly Jensen