National sports writer to speak at KU’s annual event focusing on business, race and sports

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Kavitha Davidson

A national sports writer will give the keynote address at the University of Kansas’ fifth annual event focusing on business, race and sports.

Kansas Athletics, KU’s School of Business and the Langston Hughes Center will present former ESPN journalist Kavitha Davidson in “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Burge Union, 1565 Irving Hill Road, according to a KU news release.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Those interested in attending can register at the listing of the event.

Davidson, who is based in New York City, has served as a weekly columnist and feature writer for espnW and ESPN the Magazine. She also previously wrote a daily sports column for Bloomberg, often focusing on the intersection of sports business, culture, race and gender.

Before the keynote address, former KU athletes Beth Llewellyn and Eric Patterson will participate in a panel discussion.

Llewellyn lettered in field hockey and track and field at KU. She currently serves as vice president of the board of directors for K Club, a network of former KU athletes. Patterson was a member of KU’s track and field and football teams and serves as the K Club board’s president.


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