Friday, March 27, 2015 - 13:00

Boston Globe Sportswriter Bob Ryan to Speak at Assumption

World-renowned Reporter, Authority on the Complexities of Sport Environment; April 29 Lecture Part of Assumption’s New MBA Program in Sport Business & Leadership

Legendary Boston Globe sports journalist Bob Ryan will deliver the second Assumption College Sport Business & Leadership Lecture, titled “My Life in Sports and Leadership in the Sport Environment,” at 4 p.m. April 29 in Kennedy Memorial Hall, Room 112. The public is welcome.

As part of the Assumption College Sport Business & Leadership Early Career Track (ECT) Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, sport industry leaders are invited to speak to Assumption students to expose them to new perspectives and provide them a breadth of experience that only sport professionals can.

Ryan has an iconic reputation in journalism and business and will provide anecdotes about his experiences and valuable advice. Lecture attendees are expected to leave his session with a renewed energy about their vocations—a determined motivation to pursue a career they love and in which they can thrive.

Assumption’s Sport Business & Leadership MBA program combines classroom learning with a robust internship experience. As part of that practical learning, students are exposed to many aspects of the sport environment including strategy, operations, marketing, and leadership.

Ryan has been called "the quintessential sportswriter” and "the greatest basketball writer of all time." Before his 2012 retirement from The Boston Globe (after 45 years at the paper), he covered 20 NBA finals, 20 Final Fours, 11 Olympics, nine World Series, and five Super Bowls. In his new autobiography, Scribe (which will be available at the lecture for purchase and signing—with the proceeds going toward Assumption’s Sport Business & Leadership program), this strongly opinionated sports observer reflects on his long career. He is the author of many other books including Forty-Eight Minutes: A Night in the Life of the NBA, The Four Seasons, Wait Till I Make the Show: Baseball in the Minor Leagues, and The Boston Celtics: The History, Legends, and Images of Americas Most Celebrated Team. He continues to appear regularly on ESPN shows and lives in Hingham, Mass.

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Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews