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Moderator: Dana O'Neil

Senior Writer
The Athletic

Dana O’Neil, a senior writer for The Athletic, has worked for more than 25 years as a sports writer, covering the Final Four, the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and NHL playoffs. She has worked previously at ESPN and the Philadelphia Daily News and has been honored with multiple writing awards. Her book, Long Shots, chronicling Villanova’s journey to a national championship, was published in 2017. 

Thursday, December 06

The Changing Face of College Basketball

The problems in college basketball are broad and complex. The Commission on College Basketball made recommendations to clean up the game. Panelists will weigh in on the proposed solutions – the elimination of the “one and done” rule; lifetime bans on coaches caught cheating; cracking down on amateur recruiting events; and more transparency on the financial deals with apparel companies.

Moderator: Dana O'Neil, Senior Writer, The Athletic
Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference
Jeff Hathaway, Special Assistant to the President for Athletics, Hofstra University
Bernadette McGlade, Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference
Jim Phillips, Athletic Director, Northwestern University
John Thompson III, Board of Directors, NABC Coaches, and College Sports Analyst, ESPN