University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication

A new academic program? No. A fusion of students, faculty, and a plethora of existing programs? Absolutely. The University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication provides the opportunity to connect sports communication programs and emphases in the College of Communication & Information Sciences and in many other Colleges at the Capstone. The APSC offers public events, highlights research and creative projects, and facilitates advanced discussions of communication and sport issues throughout the community and throughout the nation. The APSC features a hub for field-related academic offerings, bridges work from top-notch faculty, facilitates visibility of student work, and promotes local events and recent UA-authored scholarship. Overall, the synergy found in the University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication does not replace existing academic programs, but creates interdisciplinary connections within and among them to promote the study of sports communication in its myriad forms throughout American society and the world.


  • Lecture by Justin Connolly

    ESPN Senior Vice President for College Sports, Justin Connolly, spoke about the SEC Network in an event sponsored by the APSC on Friday, April 18. Click here for more details.

  • APSC Sports Symposium 2014

    The APSC Sports Symposium took place on February 28, 2014. A full copy of the program is here. Dr. Sue Rankin was the keynote speaker and she spoke at 2:00 PM in Gorgas 105.
    Dr. Sue Rankin, Professor…

  • Lecture by Warren St. John

    Journalist and author Warren St. John spoke Thursday, February 20, in Reese Phifer 216. The former New York Times writer and author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer discussed the journalistic process…

  • Being Brave

    The Women’s Resource Center and APSC co-presented Being Brave, a panel discussion on the Native American mascot debate, which took place on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 PM in Gorgas 205. The panel i…