Sports Communication Summit Agenda




hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Holliday Forum, Journalism Building

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication  @Manshipschool  #LSUSportsSummit


Master of Program: Dan Borne’, The Voice of Tiger Stadium, LSU/Manship MMC ‘98



8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast and registration

8:45 a.m. Welcome and introductions, Manship School and LSU Administration officials


9 – 9:45 a.m.  “Curve Balls for Front Office Managers”

Erik Burkhardt, player agent

Eric Engemann, LSU instructor, sports marketing; BR Sports Foundation, LSU ’03, MBA ‘11

Craig Kelley, former Indianapolis Colts public relations executive, LSU/Manship ‘82

Tiffani Whittington, Houston Dynamo, LSU/Manship ‘07

Moderator: Denise Michaels, Sanderson Strategies



10 -10:45 a.m.  “Fielding the Microphone”

Greg Bowser, formerly with Cox Sports Network, LSU ‘83

Erik Burkhardt, player agent

Ben McDonald, former MLB player, LSU ‘89

Matt Moscona, 104.5 ESPN Radio Baton Rouge, LSU/Manship ‘04

Ryan Theriot, former MLB player, LSU ‘01

Moderator: Tim Brando, Fox Sports


Invited: Marcus Spears, former SEC and NFL player, LSU ’04; Booger McFarland, SEC Network, former NFL player, LSU ’99; Ryan Clark, former NFL, LSU/Manship ‘04


11 -11:45 a.m. “Women in Sports Journalism: Issues & Stereotypes”

Erin Cofiell, Sports Director, Local 22/44, Burlington, VT.

Kathleen Francis, Women in Sport and Events

Cheri Kempf, Commissioner, National Professional Fastpitch League

Kelsey Wingert, Fox Sports, LSU/Manship ‘14

Moderator: Katherine Terrell, ESPN, LSU/Manship ‘12



12 – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch Keynote: Tim Brando, Fox Sportshosted by 104.5 ESPN Radio



1:30 – 2:15 p.m. “Tackling Social Media”

Curtis Akey, ex Tulane, consultant to New Orleans sports teams

James Haralson, 104.5 ESPN Radio Baton Rouge

Cheri Kempf, Commissioner, National Pro Fast-Pitch League, ESPN

Ryan Theriot, former MLB player, LSU ‘01

Prof. Jimmy Sanderson, sports and social media expert, Arizona State University

  1. Kent Lowe, LSU Athletics, senior associate communications director, LSU/Manship ‘82

Moderator: Charles Hanagriff, 104.5 ESPN Radio Baton Rouge



2:25 to 3:00 p.m. “Kicking Off a Career – A Lightning Round of Advice”

Jay Cicero, CEO and President of the New Orleans Sports Foundation

Eddie Davis, MLB New Orleans Urban Youth Academy

Emily V Dixon, LSU Athletics, LSU ‘09

Eric Engemann, Baton Rouge Sports Foundation, LSU Business School, LSU ’03, ‘11

Chris Gordy, SportsTalk Radio Houston, LSU ‘08

Mark Grant, CBS Sports, LSU/Manship ‘81

Chris Hagan, WVUE-TV, New Orleans, LSU ‘11

Matt Moscona, 104.5 ESPN Radio Baton Rouge, LSU ‘04

Katherine Terrell, ESPN, LSU ‘12

Kelsey Wingert, Fox Sports, LSU ‘14

Moderator: Jesse Downs, LSU Olinde Career Center, LSU ‘04



3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Mark Emmert, president, NCAA



4 – 6 p.m. “The Jim Engster Show” – broadcast live from the Holliday Forum with Mark Emmert, NCAA



6 – 7:30 p.m.  Career Exploration Reception – for students, journalists and participants



*This proposed schedule of events is subject to changes and substitutions.