Axthelm Memorial Lecture
"Inside the Life of ESPN's NFL Insider" with Guest Speaker Adam Schefter
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Weasler Auditorium, 4 p.m.
Lecture presented by Adam Schefter (ESPN). Schefter joined ESPN as an NFL Insider in August 2009, and appears on SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and other programs throughout the year in addition to contributing regularly to other platforms, including ESPN.com and ESPN Radio.
Schefter has covered the NFL for over 20 years and is regarded as one of the top reporters in the industry. Before joining ESPN, Schefter was a reporter/analyst for NFL Network (2004-08) and a sportswriter for the Denver Post for 15 years, where he covered the Broncos.
A former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, Schefter has authored four books, including “Romo: My Life on the Edge Living Dreams” and “Slaying Dragons” about former Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski which was on the New York Times bestseller list. Schefter also wrote books with former Broncos head coach and two-time Super Bowl champion Mike Shanahan and former Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis. Schefter’s latest title, “The Class of Football: Words of Hard-Earned Wisdom from Legends of the Gridiron,” was released in August 2009.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Schefter was the Colorado Sports Writer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. He also frequently appeared on ESPN’s Around the Horn and the Sports Reporters during his time with the Post. A native of Bellmore, N.Y., Schefter was recognized by the Nassau County (N.Y.) Sports Commission in 2012 with the organization’s Broadcast Media Award at its annual “Salute to Champions” dinner.
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.
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
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