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Lecture with UConn Stamford Alumnus Scott Price

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Stamford Campus
Gen Re Auditorium (A1)


S.L. PRICE, a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, and a former student at UConn Stamford, will return to the college to speak on Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm in the Main Auditorium (A-1).

His lecture is entitled, "From UConn Stamford Campus to Sports Illustrated."


The New York Times said of Price's work, “The seasoned a master of the new journalism developed by Hunter Thompson, Gay Talese and Price’s personal paragon, Pete Hamill. Whenever he writes about sports – or about the craft of writing – he hits it over the fence.” USA TODAY called him "one of the finest writers on sports anywhere." And Stefan Fatsis, NPR Sports Commentator wrote, "I'd pay to read a grocery list if Scott Price wrote it."

Price's books include his most recent, Playing Through The Whistle: Steel, Football and an American Town, a biography of Aliquippa, PA. He also wrote Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award); Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey; and Heart of the Game: Life, Death and Mercy in Minor League America. Esquire tagged Far Afield as “one of the year’s five best reads” while the Chicago Tribune called the book “a masterpiece.”

Along with his more than three dozen cover stories for Sports Illustrated, Price has also written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, TIME, and The Oxford American.

Assignments have propelled him all across the U.S. and Canada, as well as to Colombia, Argentina, Liberia, Cuba, Jamaica, Kenya, France, Pakistan, Brazil, Australia, Greece, Japan, Korea, and China. He has covered ten Olympic Games, two World Cups, and countless Grand Slam tennis championships, interviewed Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and played Barack Obama one-on-one in an Iowa YMCA. He has also written about competitive Scrabble, Hurricane Andrew, an Italian soccer riot, the 1989 Bay Area earthquake, and the enduring importance of the movie, Diner.

After graduating from Rippowam High School in Stamford, he attended UConn Stamford for two years, then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- where he covered Michael Jordan’s sophomore year. Price has received multiple honors, including two Associated Press Sports Editors awards, two National Headliner awards and awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Women's Sports Foundation. Price’s work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing anthology on nine occasions. Before SI, Price was an award-winning columnist and feature writer for The Miami Herald and a columnist and NBA beat writer for The Sacramento Bee.


Admission to the event is free and open to everyone.

For those driving to the campus -- As UConn Stamford's parking garage is currently undergoing


Joel Blatt,

Stamford Campus (primary), Stamford Events, UConn Master Calendar

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