Newhouse launches Sports Media Center, honors Bob Costas ’74

By Wendy S. Loughlin

August 26, 2013

An array of sports media and entertainment industry luminaries gathered in New York City August 24 to celebrate the launch of the Newhouse Sports Media Center and to fete NBC sportscaster and Newhouse alumnus Bob Costas ’74 as he received the school’s first ever Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media.

The event also marked the premiere of the HBO Documentary Film “GLICKMAN,” directed by James L. Freedman, which tells the story of SU alumnus Marty Glickman ’39, a pioneer in sports broadcasting.

Following the screening, Costas and Freedman joined alumnus Marv Albert ’63 of CBS to discuss “Memories of Marty.”

Glickman’s legacy marks the beginning of the Newhouse School’s reputation for turning out more talented sports journalists than any other program in the country, leading Syracuse University to be hailed as an “incubator” of American sportscasters by Sports Illustrated. The Newhouse Sports Media Center builds upon the Newhouse School’s strength in sports journalism. The center will provide oversight for the school’s Sports Communications Emphasis, a specialized track for graduate students, and strengthen academic-industry partnerships through an alumni board, special events and guest lectures. Associated faculty members will serve as experts on issues in the field. Veteran broadcast journalist and professor of practice John Nicholson ’68 will serve as the program’s director. 

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