Media Advisory

WUSTL hosts ‘Future of Sports’ panel discussion Nov. 29 featuring Bob Costas, Bill James and more


Bob Costas, 19-time Emmy Award winner, primetime host of NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games and NBC’s Football Night in America studio show.

Bill James, baseball writer, historian and senior adviser on baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox.

Joe Posnanski, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and former sports columnist for The Kansas City Star.

Gerald Early, PhD, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences at Washingon University and consultant on Ken Burns’ PBS documentary Baseball.

Michael MacCambridge, adjunct instructor in communications and journalism at WUSTL and author of America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation.


University College, the adult, evening and continuing education division in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, will host “The Future of Sports,” a panel discussion featuring Bob Costas, Bill James and other sports experts and historians.

The panelists will discuss topics ranging from performance-enhancing drugs and changes on the horizon in Major League Baseball to the collective-bargaining negotiations in the National Football League and the potential rise of soccer in the United States.

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WHERE: New location! Graham Chapel, Danforth Campus, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo. 63130. For a campus map, visit

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

CONTACT BEFORE EVENT: Jessica Daues, (314) 935-5293 (office); (314) 496-2066 (cell); or

CONTACT AT EVENT: Neil Schoenherr, (314) 239-9734 (cell)