Wanted to mention a couple of upcoming sports events that important people have asked me to mention.
The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism is hosting a panel discussion on the “Turmoil in College Sports: What the Media is Missing” Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Richard Eaton Auditorium in Knight Hall at the University of Maryland.
Kevin Blackistone is moderating the panel, which will include Maryland AD Kevin Anderson, Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Barker, The Chronicle of Higher Education Reporter Libby Sander and Harrisburg Patriot-News Sports Editor Paul Vigna.
The session is free and open to the public and will include a Q&A session.
Also Tuesday night, the AFI Silver Theatre is hosting a program called “The Power and Passion of Sports,” as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. There will be showings of “My Champion,” an Israeli documentary about a boxer who comes to New York to train, and “Tackling Peace,” an Australian documentary about an Aussie football team made up of Israeli and Palestinian men who know nothing about the game.
Also, the Avalon Theater will be showing Aviva Kempner’s 1999 documentary, “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg” Sunday at 2:30.
If you want me to plug your event for free, you can either get me my first job in the sports industry or buy me a drink or something.