The Current State of Intercollegiate Athletics

Co-hosted by the Veritas Institute at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, the St. Thomas Sports Law Society, and the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota.

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


This event is free and open to the public.


Thornton Auditorium (Terrence Murphy Hall 260)
University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus

Intercollegiate football is facing a number of challenges including Northwestern’s unionization efforts, concussion litigation, pay‐for‐play issues, and reorganization involving the top football playing program. This lecture will address these issues and the overall state of intercollegiate athletics.

Edmund Edmonds, J.D., is the associate dean for library and information technology at the Kresge Law Library and a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. Edmonds is a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame, and he has a library degree from Maryland and a law degree from Toledo. He has also served as the law library director at William & Mary, Loyola University New Orleans, and the University of St. Thomas. Edmonds’ teaching responsibilities include Advanced Legal Research, Intercollegiate Athletics Externship, and Sports Law Seminar. His primary scholarly interest is antitrust and labor issues involving baseball.

This event is co-hosted by the Veritas Institute at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and the St. Thomas Sports Law Society, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota.

Inspired by the late Father Hesburgh’s example of lifelong learning, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought University of Notre Dame faculty to Notre Dame clubs and their local communities since 1986. The Hesburgh Lecture Series furthers the mission of the Alumni Association to provide meaningful continuing education opportunities to Notre Dame alumni and friends.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.