'Expert Opinion' show probes 'Economics of College Athletics' March 29

University Park, Pa. -- Experts discuss budgetary issues and decisions during the "Economics of Collegiate Athletics" edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier." Spanier, president of Penn State, hosts experts Tim Curley, director of athletics at Penn State; Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa; and Mike Slive, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.

Under Curley's leadership, Penn State athletic programs have secured 17 national championships and 56 Big Ten titles. Earlier in his career he was the University's football recruiting coordinator and was active in compliance and the development of academic support services for student-athletes. Mason is in her third year as president of the University of Iowa. She has spent her career at public universities with great sports traditions, including the University of Kansas and Purdue University. In addition to his role as SEC commissioner, Slive has served as the coordinator of the Bowl Championship Series and has chaired the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee. Early in his career, he served as assistant director of athletics at Dartmouth College and director of athletics at Cornell University.

"Economics of Collegiate Athletics" airs at 3 p.m. Eastern time Monday, March 29 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, on the Big Ten Network.

All show times listed are Eastern time; check local listings. To view previous episodes of "Expert Opinion," visit http://expertopinion.psu.edu/ online.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010