ESports and Legalized Sports Gambling - What's Next?

October 22, 2019

Ralph Lawler, Charley Steiner and numerous national experts in the field of sports communication will be joining Bradley University for its 5th annual Charley Steiner Symposium for Sports Communication on November 5.

The Steiner Symposium is a day of thoughtful conversation with respected sports professionals. The panelists will discuss a variety of topics within the sporting industry and the lineup includes:

E-sports in Education: Future Directions
Michael Wisnios, Robert Morris University
Callum Fletcher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christopher Johnson, ROWVA CUSD 208
Moderator – Heather Ford, Bradley University

Sports marketing: Local, National, and Global Perspectives
Eric Bechtel, IdeaQuest
Laura Herlovich, PR Plus
Jason Mott, Peoria Chiefs
Roxane Coche, University of Florida
Moderator – Chris Marsh, Bradley University

Sport Organizations and the Media: Building Relationships
Welch Suggs, University of Georgia
J.A. Adande, Northwestern University
President Gary Roberts, Bradley University
Moderator – Malcolm Moran, IUPUI

Legalization of Sports Gambling: Implications for Illinois and Beyond
President Gary Roberts, Bradley University
Cori Rutherford, Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Mike Unes, Illinois House of Representatives, 91st District
Moderator – Dave Kindred

Keynote event
"A Conversation with Ralph Lawler"
Ralph Lawler and Charley Steiner

These panelists are coaches, officials, former athletes, broadcasters, writers, teachers and more all converging to share their insights on topics that impact sports today. The event's namesake, Charley Steiner, a four-time Emmy Award winner, National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, LA Dodgers play-by-play announcer and Bradley alumnus, will headline the event along with award-winning Bradley alumnus Ralph Lawler, a former television and radio personality who spent 41-years as the voice of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

The event will take place at various locations on campus on Tuesday, November 5. It is open to the public and free to attend. No registration for attendees is required. For more details on the event, visit the Steiner Symposium website.

Bradley has the first-named school of its kind in the nation in the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication. It offers numerous programs and the very best curriculum in sports broadcasting, promotions, new media, journalism and play-by-play announcing. The symposium is designed to provide students (and the community) with access to experts in the sports communication field.

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