December 4-5, 2018
New York, NY

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Moderator: Pat Forde

National College Columnist, Yahoo Sports

Pat Forde has been with Yahoo Sports since 2011, where he serves as a national college columnist. He began his career in 1987 with the Louisville Courier-Journal where he won 18 national awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contests. He worked for The Courier-Journal for 17 years, first as a sports reporter, and then 12 years writing a column.
               After freelancing for their website for seven years, Forde joined ESPN full-time in 2004, serving as a national columnist for and a contributor to ESPN The Magazine. He was also a regular on shows across the ESPN platform.
              Upon joining Yahoo Sports, Forde resumed his weekly “Forde Yard Dash,” focusing on college football
, and “Forde Minutes” column on basketball, both of which he popularized at ESPN.
              His work has twice been included in The Best American Sports Writing. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990
has written two books: one co-authored with University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, “Rebound Rules: The Art of Success," in 2007; and "The Contract," on the life of former college star and current NBA player Jimmer Fredette.
               A native of Colorado Springs, Co., Forde is a 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He and his wife Tricia have three children and live in Louisville, Ky.

Wednesday, December 05

FEATURED INTERVIEW - Basketball's Turning Point: A One-On-One Interview with Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey

At this turbulent time in college basketball, one of the most influential and candid coaches in the country will share his thoughts on the direction of the game and the role coaches must play.

Moderator: Pat Forde, National College Columnist, Yahoo Sports
Mike Brey, Men's Basketball Coach, The University of Notre Dame