October 31, 2013

Marty Scarano to Participate in Town Hall Discussion of O’Bannon v. NCAA

DURHAM, N.H. – Marty Scarano, Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire, will participate in a town hall discussion on Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA and the future of college athletics on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.

The discussion will be hosted by the UNH School of Law (2 White St., Concord, N.H.; Room 282) in conjunction with Sports Illustrated. In the class action lawsuit, Ed O’Bannon argues that current and former Division I men’s basketball and football players be paid for their image and likeness on broadcasts, video games, trading cards as well as other commercial ventures.

B.J. Schecter, executive editor at Sports Illustrated and SI.com, will moderate the panel. Other panelists include: Michael McCann and Alexandra Roberts of the UNH School of Law; Charles Grantham, former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA); Alan Milstein, a shareholder at Sherman Silverstein in New Jersey; and Sonny Vaccaro, a leading advocate for rights of college athletes and an unpaid advisor to Ed O’Bannon’s legal team. 

The University of New Hampshire School of Law is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the nation’s top-10 intellectual property programs and is ranked fifth among ABA-accredited law schools in New England.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Those interested in attending should RSVP to ip.center@law.unh.edu.

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