Open Forum On The Future Of The SWAC (FEBRUARY 8, 2011)
CONTACTS: Michael Rubenstein 601-982-8264 Robert Luckett 601-979-3935
Amidst dwindling budgets, shrinking attendance, crumbling facilities and talk of school closure and consolidation, the future of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has rarely been more uncertain.
Join some of the SWAC’s best-known figures for an open dialogue Tuesday February 8, 2011 entitled “The Future of the SWAC” at the Trustmark Conference Center at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in Jackson, MS.
Presented by the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, the event is free and open to the public though seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the program beginning promptly at 6:30 pm.
Among those committed to attend are Marino Casem and W.C. Gorden, the winningest football coaches at Alcorn State University and Jackson State University respectively; current Mississippi Valley State University athletic director Donald Ray Sims; current Jackson State golf coach Eddie Payton; and former Mississippi Valley and current Hampton University athletic director Lonza Hardy. The program will be moderated by veteran SWAC observer and long-time USA Today reporter Roscoe Nance.
For further information contact Robert Luckett at the Margaret Walker Center at 601-979-3935 or Michael Rubenstein at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-280-FAME (3263).