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‘Sport, Hip-Hop and Race’ with Stephen A. Smith

Keynote presentation, 8th annual Hip-Hop Conference

4 p.m. April 12
Cal U Convocation Center

Portrait of Stephen A. Smith. Sports journalist, talk show host and TV personality Stephen A. Smith, a regular on ESPN First Take, will headline the keynote panel at Cal U’s eighth annual Hip-Hop Conference.

Smith and his fellow panelists will discuss “Sport, Hip-Hop and Race” at 4 p.m. April 12 in the south/north wing of the Convocation Center. The free presentation is open to the public.

The presentation also includes:

  • Q&A with special commentator Roger Kingdom, Cal U track coach and a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
  • Stephen A. Smith impersonation contest.

About Stephen A. Smith

Known both for his insightful analysis of professional basketball and his outspoken cultural and political views, Smith has held a permanent seat on First Take’s “Embrace Debate” segment since spring 2012.

He also hosts The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York, and he is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com.

In the past, Smith has worked as a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Winston-Salem Journal and other newspapers.

His career in radio includes time spent as a morning show host on Fox Sports Radio and ESPN Radio in New York and Los Angeles.

Smith started his television career on the now-defunct cable network CNN/SI in 1999. He has appeared as a special commentator on MSNBC, as well as ESPN.

Read Smith’s biography


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Photos and audio

Smith on ESPN

Visit Cal U

Cal U’s 8th annual Hip-Hop Conference is free and open to the public.

Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Directions to Cal U

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