Axthelm Memorial Lecture

His & Hers, ESPN


A show that centers around sports discussion, His & Hers airs weekdays on ESPN and is hosted by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. The show previously centered around sports statistics and was re-branded in the fall of 2014 to include discussion. In addition to presenting their views, and helpful graphics that allow viewers to easily digest sports statistics, Michael and Jemele feature different professional athletes.

At this year's Axthelm Memorial event, Michael and Jemele will be hosting a version of their show for the lecture and will discuss substantive topics like concussions, race and gender within the sports world.

4 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Monaghan Ballroom, Alumni Memorial Union


About the Axthelm Memorial Program
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete Axthelm and his sister Bonnie. Every year this program awards a scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism.

Pete Axthelm was one of America's foremost sports journalists. Although a Yale alum, he created ties to Marquette University while working on his critically acclaimed book, "The City Game," which covers the glory and tragedy of New York basketball. While writing and researching his book, Axthelm sought the expertise of such Marquette notables as Al McGuire, Pat Smith, and Dean Meminger.

During his distinguished career as a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, Pete established a reputation as a gifted journalist. His knowledge of sports combined with his journalistic skills led him to sports commentator positions for NBC and ESPN.

Bonnie Axthelm was among the highest ranking women at 3M Europe during her lifetime. She began her notable career as a secretary at Media Networks Incorporated, eventually rising through the company to hold the top position of Executive Director of Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs. Bonnie’s name was added to the memorial scholarship in after her death in 1998.

Past Axthelm Scholarship Recipients
Past Axthelm Lecture Speakers
Selected Works by Pete Axthelm