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Faces and Places at Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

Class was in session for many in the college sports space at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum Dec. 6 and 7 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. The NCAA’s Mark Emmert assessed the state of college sports, and university presidents and ADs, conference commissioners and student athletes took the stage to address big issues.

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■ Faces and Places

Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown
All photos by: MARC BRYAN-BROWN
The SEC’s Greg Sankey sat on a panel of conference commissioners.
AD Jack Swarbrick called Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads project a story “about how the university and athletics can be one.”
Georgetown’s Lee Reed and Penn State’s Sandy Barbour took part in a panel of ADs describing what keeps them up at night.
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright
Heather Klass of Red Interactive Agency and Cheryl Levick of CLL Business Enterprises. Levick spoke on a panel of former athletic directors.
NCAA President Mark Emmert (second from left) with Rick Burton, Tia Thevenin and Tommy Powell of Syracuse University
Describing an AD’s first 100 days: UNLV’s Desiree Reed-Francois, Alabama’s Greg Byrne and Florida’s Scott Stricklin
Nearly 60 speakers and special guests enjoyed dinner
with a view at One World Observatory.
The Ivy League’s Robin Harris, and Mike Aresco and Chuck Sullivan of the American Athletic Conference

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