Speaking on sports’ future

Future of Sports panel
Gerald L. Early, PhD (left), the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, discusses the popularity of boxing at “The Future of Sports” panel discussion Nov. 29 in Graham Chapel, while fellow panelists Joe Posnanski (second from left), senior writer for Sports Illustrated; Bob Costas (second from right), primetime host of NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games and NBC’s Football Night in America studio show; and Bill James (right), baseball writer, historian and senior adviser on baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox, listen. Michael MacCambridge (center), adjunct instructor in communications and journalism, was the panel’s moderator. At the event, the four panelists and MacCambridge offered opinions on topics ranging from the college football championship system to the oversaturation of sports coverage in today’s 24/7 media cycle. More than 650 people attended the panel, which was hosted by University College in Arts & Sciences. To watch a video of the discussion, visit youtube.com/watch?v=QML4deXw4dY&feature=youtube_gdata_player.