November 17, 2020 7:00pm — November 17, 2020 8:00pm


Join The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the UMD Philip Merrill College of Journalism for the 15th Annual Povich Symposium: Diversity in the Owner’s Box. Panelists will explore how the world of sports will be different when women and people of color are represented equitably.

The event, which will be held virtually, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive the Zoom link in a confirmation email once registration is complete. Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 17.


Kevin BlackistoneProfessor of the Practice, Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Blackistone is a longtime national sports columnist now at The Washington Post. He is a panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn, a contributor to National Public Radio and coauthor of “A Gift for Ron.”

Len Elmore ’74Professor of Sport Management, Lawyer, Analyst, Former Professional Basketball Player. Elmore is a former collegiate All-American basketball player at the University of Maryland, a 10-year player in the ABA and NBA, an attorney, a television sports personality and an educator.

Doug GlanvilleAuthor, Analyst, Former Professional Baseball Player. Glanville, a former Major League Baseball player, authored “The Game From Where I Stand” and is a frequent contributor to The Athletic and The New York Times. He also works as an analyst/commentator for ESPN and as a multimedia baseball analyst for Marquee Sports Network. He teaches a course at the University of Connecticut titled “Sport in Society,” which examines the relationship between sports, celebrity and its impact on society. Glanville also cohosts a weekly baseball podcast with The Athletic’s Jayson Stark, titled “Starkville.”

Kim PegulaOwner & President, Buffalo Bills. Pegula is the president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and president of both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres.The panel will be moderated by TV personality and host Maury Povich, the son of Shirley Povich.