Politics in Sports: What do People Really Think?

DMC 5.208 (Dean’s Briefing Room)

Do sports and politics mix? It’s a perennial question in the court of public opinion. But what does public opinion actually say about it? And now that politics has become so ubiquitous in sports, how effectively do the media actually cover it? To hear informed answers to these and other questions, join us on March 22 for “Politics in Sports,” a panel ...

McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society – Playing for LAughs: Sports and Humor

DMC 2.106 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin, TX

The McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society presents Playing for Laughs: Sports and Humor. The panel discussion will feature Charlotte Wilder, reporter and host for FOX Sports, and Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal. The program will be moderated by Symposium namesake Cappy McGarr, author of The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous: Stories from the Kennedy ...

The Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism – The Anti-Heroes: Sports in the COVID Era with Howard Bryant

DMC 2.106 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin, TX

Howard Bryant, author and ESPN Senior Writer, will deliver the 2022 Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism in an address titled “The Anti-Heroes: Sports in the COVID Era”. Bryant is a Senior Writer for ESPN, sports correspondent for NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and the author of nine books, many of them about baseball. Rickey: The Life and Legend of an ...

Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting Awards Dinner

Headliner's Club 221 W. 6th Street #2100, Austin, TX

The Center for Sports Communication & Media (CSCM) will celebrate Jeff Passan and Sally Jenkins as the winners of the sixth annual Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting in a September 23 award dinner at The Headliner’s Club in Austin. The first such ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic, this dinner will also honor 2019 and 2020 Jenkins Medal winners; ...

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