Begun in 2017, NCAA has since hosting elite football talent at it’s Indianapolis headquarters for a three day seminar covering topics that will become extremely important to the athletes as they move toward draft eligibility.
The NCAA’s Elite Football Symposium, launched in 2017, provides high-profile college players information they need for the NFL
transition,while shielding them from the combine spotlight. Held at NCAA headquarters, located several hundred yards from the hub of combine activity, the event puts players through three days of meetings about agents, money management, NFL contracts, scouting, social media and branding, and other topics.
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Because of who attends the symposium and where it’s held, the NCAA tightly guards information. The NCAA didn’t provide a list of 2019 participants, either before or after the symposium (ESPN.com confirmed attendees through their schools). The symposium is closed to media, and the NCAA declined to make staff available for comment but provided ESPN background after receiving several questions.