4/22/2011

Sonny Vaccaro gives keynote at Harvard Law School Sports Law Symposium

Sonny Vaccaro has done a lot of things over the course of his storied sports career. He used to be a Nike and Reebok "sports marketing executive." He's been called the "godfather of grassroots basketball." These days he's described as a "student-athlete advocate" - a reference to his role as a consultant for the plaintiffs in O'Bannon v. NCAA. All of these things made him the logical choice for the keynote speaker slot at the 2011 Harvard Law School Sports Law Symposium on The Changing Face of Intercollegiate Athletics: Amateurs, Academics, and the Athletic Arms Race. Vaccaro's remarks are reported by Lewis Rice and shown in an online video.