Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theater
Date: March 14th, 2012
Start Time: 5:30 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm
- Is it time to kill the N.C.A.A.?
- Should college athletes collect salaries?
- Should universities sponsor semi-pro teams?
- Does corporate money threaten the University’s mission?
Hear these and other issues from the world of college sports addressed by Joe Nocera in a stimulating conversation with the UNC community. The event is free and open to the public.
Joe Nocera is a celebrated Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times, where his columns appear on Tuesdays and Saturdays. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. A 2007 Pulitzer finalist, he is the author of three books: A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class, (Touchstone, 1995), Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind The Scenes With The Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything In Between) (Portfolio, 2008), and, most recently, All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (Portfolio 2010), which he co-authored with Bethany McLean.
A longtime expert on financial and business matters, Nocera has recently gained much attention for a series of hard-hitting columns examining the procedures and policies of the N.C.A.A. The N.C.A.A., he has argued, ignores due-process rights, recklessly destroys reputations and playing careers, contradicts its own policies, and mainly looks out for itself. His conversation with the UNC community promises to be both thought provoking and enlightening.