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Nov. 25, 2019

Media Advisory: UArizona To Host Panel: Name, Image and Likeness in College Athletics

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona is organizing a panel of national experts on the topic of name, image and likeness in college athletics.

National thought leaders will discuss and focus on economic, legislative and legal considerations of paying college athletes. The panel will be co-moderated by UArizona President Robert C. Robbins and Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke.

Speakers include:

  • Maddie Salamone – attorney, former student athlete, former Chair of Division I Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Andy Schwarz – economist and consultant
  • Rick George – University of Colorado Director of Athletics and member of the NCAA working group on state and federal legislation
  • Jamie Miettinen – attorney and sports law blogger
  • Don McPherson – former college and NFL quarterback
  • Gregg Clifton – attorney and co-leader of the collegiate and professional sports practice group

Media contact:
Ricardo Valerdi
Pac-12 Faculty Athletics Representative
The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.