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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, and Kevin Anderson, Director of Athletics for the University of Maryland headline the eighth annual Shirley Povich Symposium on Nov. 5. “Maryland to the Big Ten: Charting the Future, Remembering the Past” starts at 7 p.m. in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus. Admission is free.

Joining Delany and Anderson are Bonnie Bernstein ’92, Vice President of Content and Brand Development for “Campus Insiders,” Tom McMillen ’74, Chairman and CEO of Timios National Corporation and former University of Maryland and NBA basketball player and Scott Van Pelt, commentator and reporter at ESPN on television and radio.

Television host Maury Povich, son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich for whom the symposium is named, will moderate.

University President Wallace Loh announced that UMD would be moving to the Big Ten Conference in November 2012. It’s been a major subject of discussion ever since.

“Maryland moving to the Big Ten in 2014 is a huge story that impacts every aspect of the university and will dominate the course of Maryland athletics in the future,” said George Solomon, Director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.

“Having Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson discussing the move, with Povich Symposium moderator Maury Povich and panelists Tom McMillen, Bonnie Bernstein and Scott Van Pelt, should generate a vibrant discussion that will interest the university and entire community.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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About the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism:

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland is a resource for journalists, academics and the public who want to explore the complex role of sports in society. The Center is led by its director, George Solomon, who was assistant managing editor for sports at the Washington Post from 1975-2003.

For more information contact:
Dave Ottalini
Senior Communications Manager
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
(W) 301-405-1321; (M) 301-385-0907