'Expert Opinion' show examines 'NCAA's New Era' on March 22

March 18, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- On the next edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," the host and his guests discuss "The NCAA's New Era."

The show addresses today's high-priority issues -- ranging from infractions to academic integrity, from gender equity to cost containment -- and considers the organization's future trajectory during the next decade. Spanier is joined by experts Wally Renfro, vice president and senior adviser to the president of the NCAA; Judith Sweet, consultant to universities for Title IX and gender equity initiatives and former NCAA senior vice president for championships and education services; and Harvey Perlman, chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Renfro has spent more than 40 years in public affairs and media relations, including 38 years with the NCAA. He has given Congressional testimony regarding issues in intercollegiate athletics. Before Sweet joined the NCAA, she was director of athletics at the University of California, San Diego for 24 years. Perlman, a former dean of law, has been recognized by the American Bar Foundation for outstanding dedication and commitment to the highest principles of the legal profession.

"The NCAA's New Era" airs 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern time Monday, March 22.

The following show, focusing on "Economics of Collegiate Athletics," airs 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern time Monday, March 29.

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

  • Graham Spanier is joined by (from left) Wally Renfro, Judith Sweet and Harvey Perlman for the 'Expert Opinion' show examining 'The NCAA's New Era.' Click on the image to watch previously aired episodes of 'Expert Opinion' on the Big Ten Network.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010