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.
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.
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.
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, 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.