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UI's Bowlsby discusses athletics as guest on WSUI/KSUI June 20 and 21

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, June 21.

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.

6/18/98