ESPN leader to give Landon Lecture


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The president of ESPN will join three college athletics executives in delivering a Landon Lecture next month at Kansas State University.

ESPN’s John Skipper is also CEO of Disney Media Networks. He’ll be joined for the April 2 lecture by Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, retired University of Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds and Kansas State President Kirk Schulz.

Schulz is also a member of the NCAA executive committee and its board of directors. Kansas State athletics director John Currie will moderate the lecture.

The Landon Lecture is named for former Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, who was the 1936 Republican nominee for president. The lecture series was established in 1966 to bring in speakers to discuss issues facing business, politics and international relations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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