David Kindred is Spring 2011 Robison Lecturer
March 1, 2011
David Kindred will present the Spring 2011 Robison Lecture, Wednesday, March 30, 8:00 p.m, Neumiller Lecture Auditorium in Bradley Hall. Mr. Kindred's topic is "A Sportswriter's Life: Heroes, Fools and Other Dreamers". A reception for Mr. Kindred will be held immediately following the lecture in the Atrium of the Michel Student Center.
Dave Kindred has reported and written for newspapers and magazines for forty-five years. He has been a Washington correspondent, a sports columnist, and a general-interest columnist.
Kindred's work as a sportswriter has taken him around the world. He has covered seven Olympic Games, 39 Super Bowls, 40 World Series, 43 Kentucky Derbys, and 17 Muhammad Ali championship fights.
He once sat with Charlize Theron under a full moon, talking golf. He has had breakfast with Katarina Witt, lunch with Tiger Woods, and dinner with Stan Musial. He has heard Bobby Knight speak his name in irritation and he has carried Michael Jordan's shoes.
The most recent of his nine books, "Morning Miracle," was published in 2010 and is a study of the rise and decline of The Washington Post. A native of Atlanta, Illinois, and graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Kindred became a sportswriter at seventeen. He is the 1991 winner of sportswriting's highest honor, the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement. He wants to win it twice.