As the professional cycling community continues to come to grips with doping confessions that have rocked the sport, The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication's Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) will host its 2013 McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society, titled "The Real Price of Winning at All Costs: A Discussion… » Continue Reading
As the NCAA tournament season ends, athletic conference chatter and the future of intercollegiate athletics take center stage. Conference realignment is among the topics current and former Big 12 commissioners will discuss at an event co-sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication's Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) and the… » Continue Reading
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication and Texas Athletics are hosting a series of events.
Sharon Robinson and Branch B. Rickey III Will Discuss Cultural Legacies of Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson
EVENT: Sharon Robinson, daughter of the late Jackie Robinson and an educational consultant for Major League Baseball, and Branch B. Rickey III, grandson of the late Branch Rickey and president of the Pacific Coast League, will speak as part of a forum for The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication's Texas Program in… » Continue Reading
Event: The University of Texas at Austin has a deep tradition of athletics beyond football, baseball and basketball. Longhorn swimmers, divers and track and field athletes have made names for themselves beyond Texas on the national and international stages via the Olympics. From 1936 to 2010, 139 University of Texas at Austin student athletes have… » Continue Reading
The Texas Program in Sports and Media at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded five faculty fellowships, totaling $25,000, to College of Communication research teams investigating a range of issues related to the cultural intersection of sports and media.
Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins will deliver the inaugural Frank Deford Lecture in Sports Journalism, a speech titled "Why Games Matter: Stories We Tell Ourselves about Ourselves," at 4 p.m., April 20 in the Student Activity Center auditorium at The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin will collaborate with McGill University to process and digitize the Richard W. Pound Olympic Collection, a large and varied archive of material related to the International Olympic Movement.
The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays take place April 6-9 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This annual track and field event attracts athletes from Texas and across the country. Faculty members at the university are available to discuss racial discourse in American culture, the role of sports in the integration of America, underlying… » Continue Reading
Event: Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the keynote speech at the McGarr Symposium on Sport and Society [PDF]. This event is free and open to the public. When: April 7, 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) 1.402 on The University of Texas at Austin… » Continue Reading