John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

Industry Connections

Heard on Campus

Respected leaders and well-known on-air sports journalism talents make regular visits to campus for classroom sessions, guest lectures and special events. Those interactions allow students to learn from industry leaders and begin building a network of potential career contacts.

Peter King

Peter King of Sports Illustrated discusses one of his favorite stories on The MMQB.

Michael Weinreb Visit

Alumnus and author Michael Weinreb discussed his book "Season of Saturdays" and was a special guest in three classes during a busy campus visit.

Jesse Washington

Jesse Washington of The Associated Press discussing race and ethnicity in sports on Nov. 6, 2013.

Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski discussed his book, "Paterno," in 2012.

Tom Verducci

A conversation with Tom Verducci in 2011.

George Bodenheimer

George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN, discusses the evolution of ESPN.

John Feinstein

Special event in 2009 with John Feinstein.

Chris Fowler

Q&A event with Chris Fowler in 2009.

Musberger, Herbstreit, Salters

Q&A with Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters in 2008.

Mark Silverman

BTN president Mark Silverman on campus in 2007.

Salters Panel

Lisa Salters, was part of the 2007 discussion, "Covering the Big Game."

Bob Costas

Bob Costas speaking on campus in 2006.

Sports Panel

A 2006 panel included Jimmy Cefalo of WPLG-TV, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Michael Robinson of the Seattle Seahawks.

Rich Russo

A 2006 panel discussion featured Fox Sports director and Penn State alum Rich Russo.

Darren Rovell

Darren Rovell, ESPN sports business journalist, visited in 2004.