University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Being a Sports Hero

Arizona Daily Star Sports Editor Ryan Finley will join journalist-authors Michael Powell, Ron Rapoport and Andrew Maraniss to explore the meaning of the word "hero" when it comes to sports.

Andrew Maraniss

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss writes sports and history-related nonfiction, telling stories with a larger social message. His new book, "Games of Deception," tells the true story of the first U....

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Michael Powell

Michael Powell has been a Sports of The Times columnist at The New York Times since 2014. Prior to that, he wrote the Gotham column for the Metro section, was a national economics writer for Business and covered the Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani presidential campaigns in 2008....

Ron Rapoport

Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times and sports commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday for more than two decades. A winner of the Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism, he is the author of more than a dozen books on sports and show business....

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University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Marshall Foundation
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