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Saturday, September 24 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballpark Figures: Inside Big-Time College Sports

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Moderators
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Matthew Watkins (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Watkins writes about higher education and the business of college sports for the Tribune. Previously, he covered local government as the Dallas County government reporter at The Dallas Morning News and was a staff writer at the Bryan-College Station Eagle, covering a variety of topics, including natural disasters and college football games.

Speakers
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Renu Khator

Chancellor of the University of Houston System; President of the University of Houston
Khator has served as University of Houston System chancellor and University of Houston president since January 2008. During her tenure, the system has experienced record-breaking research funding and enrollment. Previously, Khator served as board chair for the American Council on Education and worked as provost and senior vice president at the University of South Florida.
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Joe Nocera

Columnist for The New York Times
Nocera is a sports business columnist for The Times, which he joined in 2005. He has written the “Talking Business” column and, until recently, an Op-Ed column. He also writes on business topics for the New York Times Magazine. Nocera’s latest book is Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA, co-authored with Times contributor Ben Strauss.
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Sanya Richards-Ross

Olympic Gold Medalist and NCAA National Champion in Track & Field for the University of Texas at Austin
Richards-Ross is a four-time Olympic champion. Most recently, she won the gold medal in the 400-meter sprint and the 4x400-meter relay during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Previously, Richards-Ross founded the Sanya Richards Fast Track Program children’s charity and competed in the 2004 and 2002 Olympic Games.
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Daron K. Roberts

Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin
Roberts joined the Center as its founding director in 2014, where he utilizes the university’s expertise in academics and success in athletics to change the culture of athlete behavior and responsibilities. Previously, he spent seven years as an NFL and college football coach. Roberts is also a lecturer in the humanities at UT Austin.


Saturday September 24, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Texas Union, Quadrangle Room 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

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