Val Ackerman is the commissioner of the Big East Conference. In this interview with espnW, she explains why she doesn’t think college athletes should be paid and why she loves leading a league without football.
As part of espnW’s “Women with Cool Sports Jobs” series, I spoke with Leila Dunbar, who appraises sports memorabilia for a living. If you have a sports, pop culture, or entertainment item, Dunbar can probably tell you how much it’s worth. Perhaps you’ve seen her on “Antiques Roadshow,” as she’s been a part of the show since its first episode in 1997. Click below to learn more about the famous, infamous, and quirky items she’s come across over the years.
You may recall the story I wrote in June about the lawsuit involving the Midland College softball program. A lot has happened since, and I have an update for Excelle Sports.