National Meeting – 2013

COIA Tenth Anniversary National Meeting

University of South Florida, Tampa.  February 1-3, 2013

“Expanding the Role of Faculty in the Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics at Both the National and Campus Levels.”

The focus of the meeting will be a series of work sessions in which attendees will help to draft recommendations to the NCAA regarding what can be done to expand faculty participation in the governance of intercollegiate athletics at the national level and to develop a “tool kit” that universities can use to improve oversight of athletics – especially on academic matters – at the campus level.  The NCAA is collaborating in the project, and Kevin Lennon (NCAA Vice President of Academic and Membership Affairs), Diane Dickman (Managing Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) and Jenn Fraser (Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) are confirmed participants.  Representatives of partner organizations, such as Faculty Athletics Representatives Association, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Drake Group, are also expected to participate.

Featured speakers:

  • John Carroll, former editor of the LA Times, Baltimore Sun, and other newspapers that won 15 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership.  One of those awards was for “Playing Above the Rules” — an investigation of cash payments to college basketball players.  Now retired, Carroll is writing a book on corruption in college sports.
  • Wally Renfro, NCAA Vice President and Chief Policy Advisor, is retiring after 40 years of service to the association and intercollegiate athletics.

 

Other speakers, topics and highlights of the meeting:

  • COIA at Ten Years: Looking Back and Forward
  • Legal issues in intercollegiate athletics today
  • Welcome from Judy Genshaft , President of the University of South Florida and immediate past chair of NCAA D1 Board.
  • Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion, an innovative coach and parent education program (based at the University of Notre Dame) seeking to transform the culture of sports
  • Update on NCAA presidential reforms
  • Data sharing and collaborative research with the NCAA
  • Presentations by partner organizations

The agenda is posted here. The COIA Steering Committee meets at 1 pm on Friday, February 1 and the general program begins at 6:30 pm. The meeting concludes at noon on Sunday, February 3.

 

Please click here to register.

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Embassy Suites Tampa – USF/Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida, 33612
Phone: 1-813-977-7066
Rate:  $139.00/night

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/T/TPAFRES-COI-20130131/index.jhtml

The COIA block of rooms will be held until January 15.

 

Holiday Inn & Suites, Near Busch Gardens-USF
11310 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-971-7690
Fax: 813-972-5525
Rate:  $89.00/night

www.histampa.com

 

When making reservations, please let the hotel know that you are attending the COIA Meeting. The Holiday Inn & Suites has extended its $89/night rate until January 15, 2013.  Those making reservations should type in the code COI on the hotel website or call Kathy Zboray (Holiday Inn 813-971-7690 ext. 162) directly for reservations.

Both are very nice, feature complimentary warm breakfasts, and have on-call/regular shuttle service to the USF Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center where we will meet.  The Embassy Suites is located on the USF campus (although a bit of a walk to the meeting place), while the Holiday Inn & Suites is just off campus, but has an easy (3-5 minute) shuttle trip to the meeting place.

MEETING LOCATION

Due to the large number of registrations, the COIA meeting site on the USF campus has been changed.  The meeting venue now will be the USF College of Business (BSN) building.  To provide directions and the location of the Business School building, nearby parking lots, and hotels, please download a campus map here.

Please note on the campus map that the Business School building (labeled Business Administration-BSN) is located a block or so north and east of the USF Main Entrance (bottom center of the map on East Fowler Avenue).  Parking (if not using the hotel shuttles) would be in the Daily Visitor lots (either 22A or 22D on the map) located directly east and across the street (Maple Drive) from the College of Business.  The hotel shuttles will drop attendees off near the “Parking Pay Station” between Parking lots 22A and 22D.  The entrance to the meeting venues in the College of Business is a very short walk, directly across Maple Drive. The Business school is the first building you will encounter on the left.

FYI: The Embassy Suites Hotel is located (on the map) a block or so west of the USF Main Entrance on East Fowler Avenue.  The Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel is not shown on the campus map but is located just south of the intersection of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Bruce B. Downs there becomes N. 30th Street) and East Fowler Ave, at the lower left corner on the map.

Driving directions to the parking lots from I-75:  Exit at the Fowler Avenue exit and head west. The University is about four miles west of I-75.  Turn right at the USF Main Entrance (Leroy Collins Boulevard), then turn right at the first traffic light (USF Alumni Drive) and travel a short way past the Business School build (on the left), going past the traffic light (Maple Drive), to the entrance to the Sun Dome parking lot on the left. Turn left into the Sun Dome lot and park as close as possible to Maple Drive, near the cross-street walkway and Parking Pay Station between Lots 22A and 22D.  There are no parking fees after 5:00pm on Fridays and on the weekend.

Driving directions to the parking lots from I-275:  Exit at the Fowler Avenue exit and head east. The University is about three miles east of I-275. Turn left at the USF Main Campus entrance (Leroy Collins Boulevard) and then turn right at the first traffic light (USF Alumni Drive) and travel a short way past the Business School build (on the left), going past the traffic light (Maple Drive), to the entrance to the Sun Dome parking lot on the left. Turn left into the Sun Dome lot and park as close as possible to Maple Drive, near the cross-street walkway and Parking Pay Station between Lots 22A and 22D.  There are no parking fees after 5:00pm on Fridays and on the weekend.

MEDIA POLICY

Media are welcome to attend the COIA national meeting. Unless otherwise announced, all sessions and presentations are off-the-record in order to encourage participants to speak freely about the topics. Individual speakers or other participants may, of course, agree to on-the-record interviews outside the meeting rooms at their own discretion. COIA business meetings and working sessions are closed to the media. This off-the-record policy applies to non-media participants as well.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact mbowen@usf.edu or jsn2@psu.edu if you have questions.

 

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