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CCOM Symposium 2016

Jay Bilas: ESPN and March Madness

Wednesday, March 2  |  Noon–2:00 PM  |  Reilly Room

This event is at capacity and is no longer accepting registrations.

Jay Bilas PhotoAll-American and former Duke University basketball player, Jay Bilas, joined ESPN in 1995 and is featured on ESPN’s game and studio coverage as a color commentator for the top men’s college basketball games. He joined ESPN’s Saturday Primetime game-of-the-week telecasts in 2015, adding to his role on the popular Saturday morning and evening college basketball program—College GameDay. Bilas also writes for and contributes to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. Since 2003, Bilas has provided in-depth player scouting and analysis for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft.

While a player at Duke, Bilas started four years for Mike Krzyzewski from 1983–1986, reaching the 1986 National Championship game. After a few years playing in Europe, Bilas returned to Duke as an assistant coach, winning two national titles. He has served on the NCAA’s Long-Range Planning Committee and serves on the Board of Advisors of the John R. Wooden Award, the Board of Advisors of the Chip Hilton Award, the National Board of the Coaches vs. Cancer Organization, and the Board of Advisors of the Duke Brain Tumor Center and Duke Children’s Hospital.

Bilas is also a commercial litigation attorney, member of the Screen Actors Guild, and considered “an essential Twitter personality” according to Sports Illustrated (@JayBilas). In 2007 and 2008, Bilas was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Studio Personality, and in 2008 was honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) for the Best Column of the Year. Sports Illustrated has twice named Bilas the best analyst in college basketball.