Media advisory: Arrangements for April 2 Landon Lecture with John Skipper, officials in collegiate athletics
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
OVERVIEW: The president of ESPN Inc. and three prominent officials in collegiate athletics will present a Landon Lecture in a Q-and-A format from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at McCain Auditorium.
SPEAKERS: John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks; Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Conference commissioner; DeLoss Dodds, retired athletic director of the University of Texas; and Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Executive Committee and its board of directors.
MODERATOR: John Currie, Kansas State University's athletic director.
NEWS MEDIA SEATING: Media can find reserved seats in the front row on the right side of the auditorium and in the back row on the right side near the audio distribution box. News media photographers must remain seated during the entirety of the lecture. If you plan to attend the lecture you must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-2535 by 5 p.m. Monday, March 31, to reserve a seat.
NEWS MEDIA PARKING: After 5 p.m., media may park in any nonreserved or nonhandicap student or faculty/staff parking space near McCain Auditorium. Other parking options include the K-State parking garage, south of the K-State Student Union, where parking is $1.50 an hour on a space-available basis. Please allow ample time for parking. An interactive map of campus with McCain Auditorium is available at: http://www.k-state.edu/maps/?show=M
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Shortly after 9 p.m., Skipper, Bowlsby and Dodds will individually return to the stage for five minutes to answer questions from media. Media will come to the front row of the audience seating area for this availability period. Media will not be allowed on the stage. An audio distribution box will be available. If video and audio equipment are needed for interviews, please allow ample time to set up equipment before the speakers return to the stage. Following this 15-minute availability, speakers will leave promptly because of scheduled prior commitments.
CREDENTIALS: Although credentials are not required for the lecture, please bring your media identification with you in case it becomes necessary.
SECURITY: Media should be prepared to have camera bags, computer bags, etc., searched when entering the hall.
LECTURE TEXT: Because of the Q-and-A format, prepared text of the lecture will NOT be available beforehand.
SATELLITE FEED: There will be NO satellite feed of video and sound bites from the lecture.
NEWS MEDIA HELP: Staff with the university's news and editorial services can answer additional questions at the time of the lecture. Staff will be wearing lanyards with an identification card.