Kevin Blackistone’s APSC Keynote Address

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Fifth Annual APSC Symposium

The Fifth Annual Alabama Program in Sports Communication Symposium was held on January 27, 2017 on the University of Alabama campus in Gorgas 205.  ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone gave the keynote address, titled “College’s Working Class: Black Athletes as Pawns in the University System.” A full detailing of the event can be found in the provided program.

Blackistone’s full keynote from the symposium was recorded and can be seen here.

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Industry Spotlight: ESPN’s Bob Ryan

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ESPN’s Bob Ryan visited campus Thursday, February 23, as the Industry Spotlight Speaker. The event took place at 3 p.m. in the Ferguson Center, Room 3104. Bob Ryan’s interview was free and open to the public.

APSC Fifth Annual Sports Symposium Submissions

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The University of Alabama Program in Sports Communication seeks submissions for its fifth annual Sports Symposium to be held Friday, January 27, 2017. The keynote speaker for the event will be sports journalist Kevin Blackistone.

Academic Spotlight: The Paralympics and the Future of Spectator Sport

digital signs-02Dr. Marie Hardin, Dean of the Penn State College of Communication, will present “The Paralympics and the Future of Spectator Sport” as part of the Academic Spotlight Speaker series. The event will be held Thursday, October 20 in the Ferguson Student Center, Room 3104 at 4 p.m.

College Sport Forum: Inside the UNC Athletics Scandal

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As part of the Sollege Sport Forum, Dr. Jan Boxill, formerly of the University of North Carolina, discussed the UNC athletics scandal from an insider’s perspective. Jon Dever from UA Athletics also talked about how the University of Alabama works to prevent similar situations. The event took place Thursday, September 22 in 216 Reese Phifer Hall at 7 p.m.

Sports Media Consortium

The Alabama Program in Sports Communication is part of a five-school consortium holding national events on key sports issues.  The first event was held on February 19, 2016 in Atlanta, GA focusing on media coverage of the Olympics. The program from the event can be found here.

APSC Symposium

The Fourth Annual Alabama Program in Sports Communication Symposium was held on February 5, 2016 on the University of Alabama campus in Gorgas 205.  Michael Butterworth (Ohio University) gave the keynote and Jennifer Hale (FOX NFL Sideline Reporter) was special guest.  A full detailing of the event can be found in the program here.

Dr. Lawrence Wenner Lecture

Dr. Lawrence Wenner, Editor of Communication & Sport and the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, provided a lecture entitled “The Media and Sport Playing Field: Reflections on the Rise, Priorities, and Future of a Research Agenda.” The event was on Monday, Nov. 9, at 3:00 in Gorgas Library, room 205, and was free and open to the public.

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Mike Slive

Former Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive spoke on Thursday, August 27, at 5:00 p.m. in 118 Graves Hall. The event was free and open to the public. Video of the event will be posted soon.