I'm an MSU grad and Spartan through and through. So when I heard that the College of Communication Arts & Science and WKAR would host the first Spartan Sports Journalism Classic -- with hosts Steve Smith and Pam Whitten -- I was pretty excited!
Lots of Spartans remember NBA All Star and MSU Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Smith. He's now a sports journalist covering the NBA on television. When he comes back to MSU next week, he's bringing with him a number of the best sports journalists and industry professionals in the field to speak during a lively panel.
The event will take place Thursday, April 11, and include two panels of sports journalists addressing issues related to timely topics and answering questions. The panels, which begin at 4:45 p.m., will be moderated by Smith and streamed live on WKAR.org. Tickets to the panel presentations are free, but reservations are required. RESERVE SEATS HERE
The panels promise a thoughtful look into the world of sports today from the perspective of experienced sports journalists and industry professionals. Students are assisting in the preparation of questions. The live audience will include students, faculty and friends of WKAR. Earle Robinson will also be honored for his contribution to sports in mid-Michigan.
In the evening, Smith and Dean Whitten will host an invitational dinner honoring former WKAR sports host and reporter Earle Robinson, who retired in February after 39 years at the station. Robinson was the host of the daily call-in “SportsTalk/870” on WKAR.
If you are a sports fan, don't wait a minute! Book your seat for this panel today!