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Shirley Povich Center Event: Maryland to the Big Ten Nov. 5

While the Terrapins remember their past, they've charted a B1G future
The University of Maryland's athletic teams are leaving their longtime affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference for the greener pastures — literally and financially — of the Big Ten conference after the spring sports season concludes in June, 2014.

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, housed in the University of Maryland's Knight Hall with the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, presents its 2013 Symposium Nov. 5. A wide-ranging discussion on Maryland’s move to the Big Ten Nov. 5 at 7 p.m headlines the event. The discussion will be hosted in the Adele Stamp Student Union’s Grand Ballroom and is open to the public at no cost.

Maury Povich, son of famed Washington Post sportswriter and columnist Shirley Povich, the center's namesake, will moderate the discussion.

The event includes a powerhouse panel of speakers, including Jim Delaney, Big Ten commissioner; Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland athletic director; Bonnie Bernstein (UMD '92), Campus Insiders vice-president for content; Tom McMillian (UMD '74), Chairman and CEO, Timios National Corp. and an outspoken critic of the move and Scott Van Pelt, for former UMD undergraduate student now working as a commentator and reporter for ESPN.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be live-streamed here.

The Povich Center was established in November of 2011 under the directorship of long-time Washington Post sports editor George Solomon and serves Philip Merrill College of Journalism students and professional journalists, as well as the university and greater community through its panels, workshops and support of the college’s academic offerings.

Shirley Povich was an eyewitness to the most significant sporting events of the 20th century and his fearless reporting took on questions of race, religion and gender. The Povich Center leads a new generation of sports journalists to view and chronicle events in sports. As the Washington-Baltimore area is one of the nation’s liveliest sports markets, it offers rich and diverse opportunities for students interested in sports journalism.

Events such as these afford Maryland students and the public alike a unique opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s leading sports journalists.

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