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UI's Bowlsby discusses athletics as guest on WSUI/KSUI June 20 and
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bob Bowlsby, director of University of Iowa Men's
Athletics, is the guest for the "Athletics at Iowa" Radio Forum
series aired on radio station WSUI-AM910 at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and
3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21 and on station KSUI-FM91.7 at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,
Bowlsby and forum host Bonnie Slatton, associate professor and chair
of the Department of Sports, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies, will
discuss several issues affecting intercollegiate athletics at the UI and
across the country.
Issues discussed include the ramifications of a lawsuit brought by coaches
who claim the National Collegiate Athletics Association's guidelines for
restricting the salaries of some coaches is unfair. The NCAA recently was
ordered to pay $67 million in the class-action suit.
Bowlsby and Slatton also discuss the commercial enterprise of intercollegiate
athletics, and Bowlsby gives his views on the idea of freshman eligibility.