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Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication

The Sports Communication Program at Bradley University was one of the first programs of its type in the nation. Now, we are proud to introduce the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication in honor of world-class broadcaster Charley Steiner, a four-time Emmy Award winner and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee in his 10th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent 14 years anchoring SportsCenter at ESPN while broadcasting baseball, football and boxing. As the first school of sports communication to be established, it will be uniquely positioned for national distinction as it continues to build upon the successes of Bradley’s premier program.

Now a hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars-a-year industry, Steiner, a Bradley graduate, recalls that when his career began, the words “sports” and “journalism” rarely shared the same book. Noting that sportscaster greats such as Jack Brickhouse, Chick Hearn and Ralph Lawler all have ties to the University, he said, “Bradley’s history can become a driving force into the future in ways we can’t even begin to project.”