Oct. 10 Vision Series to highlight the new business of college sports


For many, college sports are a great unifier: the student-athletes and their games not only generate school pride for students and alumni, but national interest as well. From football to lacrosse, baseball to swimming, and basketball to wrestling, gymnastics, volleyball, golf, and countless others, college sports are a culture unto themselves which have a significant impact on students and their schools. 

The next installment of the Mason Vision Series will feature Marvin Lewis, Assistant Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Craig Esherick, Associate Professor of Sport Management, who will discuss The New Business of College Sports: Changes Shaking the Foundation of Intercollegiate Athletics. In their remarks the two will address numerous issues impacting college sports such as conference realignments, the NCAA transfer portal, television rights and contracts, recruitment, salaries, and more as they outline George Mason University’s position and approach to the national landscape of intercollegiate athletics, as well as explain what the rapidly changing NCAA rules mean for programs at Mason. 

The Mason Vision Series will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 10, via GMU-TV. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion by submitting questions via email (GMUProv@gmu.edu) or Twitter using #VisionSeriesMason. RSVP here.