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.

Highlights

  • Meet the Sports Editors

    On March 12, 2015, APSC’s Lars Anderson moderated a discussion with prominent sports editors Rich O’Brien (Sports Illustrated) and Izzy Gould (USA Today) in an event free and open to the public.

  • Third Alabama Program in Sports Communication Symposium

    The University of Alabama hosted its third annual symposium for the APSC on February 27th, in an event free and open to the public. The program for the symposium can be found here.

  • ESPN’s Hugo Balta Spoke

    Hugo Balta, President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Coordinating Producer at ESPN, spoke to a packed house in an APSC-sponsored event on Friday, October 24 that was fr…

  • ESPN/SEC Network’s Ben May Lectures

    ESPN/SEC Network’s Ben May, Senior Director for Sports Management, spoke on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in an event free and open to the public. Check back soon for video and pictures from the event.