KU chancellor listed as attendee for congressional hearing on student-athlete compensation

KU chancelor Doug Girod cheers on the Jayhawks in their game against Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse, Jan. 30, 2019.

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod is listed as an attendee for an upcoming congressional hearing on student-athlete compensation, according to a release from Sen. Jerry Moran’s office.

The hearing, which will be held Tuesday in Washington, is titled, “Name, Image, and Likeness: The State of Intercollegiate Athlete Compensation.” Moran, a Kansas Republican, will be leading the hearing.

The release said attendees at the hearing would discuss the use of third-party agents, definitions of amateurism, and what kinds of incentives should be made available to college athletes, among other topics.

Also on the list of attendees are NCAA President Mark Emmert, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, National College Players Association executive director Ramogi Huma and NCAA student-athlete advisory committee chair Kendall Spencer. The press release notes that the list is subject to change.

The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday and can be viewed live on commerce.senate.gov.


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