2022 Clyde Rabb Littlefield Lecture
“AMATEURISM AND LAW SUITS: The Downfall of the NCAA”
by Dr. Ronald A. Smith
WHEN: 1:30pm, Thursday, October 6, 2022
WHERE: Connally Ballroom at the UT Alumni Center
Sponsored by The Kinesiology & Health Education Department, The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center, and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
This year’s Littlefield Lecture tackles the changing definition of amateurism and the surrounding controversy and legal struggle over the new name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities for college athletes.
In his lecture, Dr. Ronald A. Smith, distinguished historian of collegiate sports, will explore this topic and discuss his recent book The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships (University of Texas Press). Dr. Smith wrote an amicus brief for the US Supreme Court that was quoted extensively in the Court’s recent decision. Professor and lawyer Thomas M. Hunt will join Smith for the Q&A section that follows his lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
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