Win, Graduate, Do It Right—The Changing Times in Intercollegiate Athletics

Presented by Gary Barta, UI Director of Athletics

Student-Athlete welfare, NIL (Name, Image, Likeness), Power 5 Conferences, Autonomy – all part of the many “catch-phrases” that have been circulating in the national news the past few years and are a part of the current challenges facing Intercollegiate Athletics.  Mr. Barta, who is in his ninth year as Director of Athletics at the University of Iowa, is responsible for overseeing 24 men’s and women’s programs, over 650 student-athletes and an $88 million budget that is 100 percent self-supporting.  He will talk about current changes within Intercollegiate Athletics and the impact these changes have on the Hawkeyes along with the Big Ten Conference.