Former NCAA basketball tournament director to give Axthelm lecture
Released: Oct. 25, 2006
||Monday, Nov. 6
Cudahy Hall, Room 001
1313 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Bill Hancock, former coordinator of the NCAA men's basketball tournament and author of Riding with the Blue Moth, will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in room 001 of Cudahy Hall, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Hancock will talk about his new book, his life and his work and answer audience questions. Hancock’s son, Will, died in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff. Riding with the Blue Moth is the story of Bill Hancock’s 2,747-mile, cross-country bicycle trip as he struggled with his grief and depression following the death of his son.
Hancock is now administrator for college football’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS).
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete Axthelm, a former writer at the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and his sister Bonnie, a former Media Networks and 3M executive. Each year since 1994, the Axthelm Memorial Program awards one scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student who has an interest in sports journalism. Since 1996, a notable journalist or executive has given the Axthelm lecture. Past speakers include Robert Lipsyte, Jimmy Breslin, Steve Rushin and Norby Williamson.
Media wishing to speak to Bill Hancock should contact Anne Broeker at the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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