Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lobo Joins CT Forum Panel on Sports

Legendary UConn Husky Rebecca Lobo will join a high profile panel of sports personalities in Hartford for a live, unscripted conversation about the beauty, corruption and power of the sports world.

The Connecticut Forum’s The World of Sports will take place on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. at The Bushnell.

Panelists include National Championship-winning Head Coach Urban Meyer; Legendary UConn Husky Rebecca Lobo; Popular ESPN TV and Radio Host Colin Cowherd; and William Rhoden, highly respected sports columnist for The New York Times. Linda Cohn, longtime sportscaster and ESPN anchor, will moderate this discussion – a no-holds-barred and timely conversation about the social, institutional and economic power of sports.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.ctforum.org or by calling (860) 509-0909.

For panelist interviews and media coverage at this event, contact Jamie Daniel at (860) 509-0909 ext. 14.

Rebecca Lobo is a legendary University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball player, best known for leading the Huskies to their first National Championship in 1995. Lobo won a gold medal as the youngest member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team in 1996, before embarking on a successful seven-year WNBA career. She currently works as a television analyst, author and motivational speaker.

Urban Meyer, recently named the new Head Coach of THE Ohio State Buckeyes, is best known for coaching the Florida Gators to two BCS National Championship Game victories. He recently served as college football game and studio analyst for ESPN. Named Sporting News and Sports Illustrated “Coach of the Decade” in December of 2009, Meyer was the first coach ever to win two BCS National Championships and he is one of only two coaches in the history of the SEC to win two outright National Titles.

Colin Cowherd is the popular host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio and SportsNation, a fast-paced, audience-driven sports show on ESPN2. Named Nevada's Sportscaster of the Year five times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, as well as the 2005 Radio Personality of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Cowherd’s unique brand of acerbic wit and provocative attitude has earned him a dedicated radio and television audience.

Award-winning New York Times columnist William Rhoden is one of the nation’s most respected journalists. During a career that spans more than three decades, Rhoden has been a revered sports columnist, social commentator, author and documentary writer. He has been writing about sports for The New York Times since March 1983, tackling such weighty issues as the roles of race and gender in American sports and corruption in NCAA athletics.

The Connecticut Forum is a non-profit organization that serves Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach programs including the Connecticut YOUTH Forum.

Our mission: to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community. 

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