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USD to Host NIL Panel in Sioux Falls Oct. 13

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law and Beacom School of Business will host a Name, Image and Likeness Panel on Oct. 13 at the Blue Rock Upper Deck at Blue Rock Bar & Grill in Sioux Falls at 4 p.m.
Attendees will learn more about the future of college sports due to recent NCAA name, image and likeness (NIL) policy changes. The implications of the NIL policy from a legal, business and athletic perspective will be discussed.
Featured panelists include Thomas Horton, J.D., Knudson School of Law professor; David Herbster, athletic director; and Tyler Custis, MBA, J.D., Beacom School of Business assistant professor.
“If a person is curious or wants to learn more about what the policy is, this is a great opportunity to hear from some of the region’s leading experts on the topic,” said David Herbster, USD athletic director.
Neil Fulton, dean of the law school, said the NIL policy will have a huge impact on the future of college athletics.
“It is going to drive what the NCAA can, and maybe can’t, do going forward. It may be the start of the evolution – or death of – the NCAA,” Fulton said. “For anyone interested in college athletics or athletes, there are rules of the road to consider.”
The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the event on Facebook.
USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.
USD’s Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News


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