NY Times Reporter and Sports Writer Alan Schwarz
"Knocking 'Em Straight: Football's Collision with Head Injuries."
The Department of Communication and The Arts, Department of Sport Management and the Center for Leadership Development is hosting Alan Schwarz to discuss how he used investigative reporting, mathematical analysis and his knowledge of the sports business to bring into the spotlight this controversial topic.
When: Monday, September 27, 4-5:15 p.m.
Where: Theatre-in-the-Round, University Center
While most sports journalists just comment on sports, Schwarz has changed sports forever. A reporter for The New York Times, Schwarz has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his dozens of high-profile articles that have exposed the epidemic of sports-related concussions.
Schwarz' stories have helped uncover the high rates of dementia among retired National Football League players, unsafe conditions on high school fields, and concussion-related disorders among female youth athletes in soccer and basketball.
His Aug. 18 analysis of how Lou Gehrig might not have had A.L.S., known as Lou Gehrig's disease,was merely the latest of his stories that have made national news.
Also in attendance:
- M. Quentin Williams - lawyer and sports media mogul
- Leonard Marshall - former 3-time Pro-Bowl Selected NFL Player
This unforgettable discussion is sure not to disappoint sports fans, journalism students, and business-minded academics alike.
For more information please contact:
(973) 275 2528