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SXsports Announces Second Squad
Second-year track brings Charles Barkley, Deion Sanders into town
DAILY SXSW  January 14, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The Round Mound of Rebound’s coming through. Announced today, Charles Barkley’s headed to Austin this March for featured speaker role at SXsports, the second-year Convergence component of South by Southwest...."

Adam Silver To Headline SXsports
NBA Commissioner will serve as track's Opening Featured Speaker
DAILY SXSW  July 27, 2015, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The first track to issue news of next year’s megalo-meeting is SXsports, which enters into year three after a successful sophomore effort. Reports out of the company’s downtown office have it that the session’s Opening Featured Speaker will be none other than NBA Commissioner Adam Silver..."

SXsports: Adam Silver
NBA commissioner talks TV, social media, and LeBron's appeal
DAILY SXSW  March 11, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...The former litigation attorney sure has it down pat – just hitting a register combining 5th Avenue highbrow and gee-gosh humility. Always at ease and ready to provide the good word, the NBA commissioner – this year’s most important SXsports speaker – has mastered the art of maximizing the necessarily velvety intangible-speak, only for you to get exactly what he’d like to give you – regardless of the question asked..."

SXsports: Mega-Events and the Damage Done
How events like the Olympics and the World Cup destroy the host cities
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2015, by Eric Sollenberger
"...Four experts on the history of the impact of these SMEs got together for the SXsports track on Sunday morning. The session was moderated by Ben Carrington, a sociology professor at the University of Texas who focuses on the politics of sports..."

SXsports: League vs. Player
Sports attorneys focus on the battles off the field
DAILY SXSW  March 12, 2016, by Kahron Spearman


SXSports: How Ronda Rousey Changed the World
Why the UFC became the most woman-friendly sport
DAILY SXSW  March 16, 2015, by Richard Whittaker


SXsports: Charles Barkley on Social Media
The former NBAer brings his trademark bluntness
DAILY SXSW  March 13, 2015, by Eric Sollenberger


Full-Court Press
Meet the slam-dunk speakers of SXSports
Screens Story  February 28, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Other panels may boast more prominent speakers – Bill Simmons, Nate Silver, and the U.S. Men's Soccer coach Jürgen Klins­mann, among them – but the enduring title from the initial SXSports panel list remains a small session hosted by a South Dakotan named John Meyer...."

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Also of note: Two of last year's innovations are returning, and expanding – SXsports programming and the TV track, Episodics, which will premiere five new series, including the CW’s iZombie from Austin's native son, Rob Thomas...."

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...16. As part of the Convergence programming, any badgeholder can attend Episodic screenings, plus other SouthBites, SXsports and SXstyle Convergence designated screenings..."

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
DAILY Screens  January 30, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...Born to Fly Director: Catherine Gund Born to Fly pushes the boundaries between action and art, daring us to join choreographer Elizabeth Streb and her dancers in pursuit of human flight. (World Premiere) (SXsports screening)..."

Jürgen Klinsmann Coming to SXSW
Head coach U.S. Men's National Team in town for SXsports
DAILY Sports  November 18, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...In October, SXsports joined SXSW Eco and SXSWedu as the three newest tracks to latch onto Interactive, Film, and Music, with SXsports taking part in the conference’s Convergence program, which caters to conference components (the Next Stage and SX Bookstore, among others) available to individuals with Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges...."

SXSW Interactive Adds Featured Speakers
Doctors, scientists, athletes, and more
DAILY Screens  January 11, 2016, by James Renovitch
"...Perhaps of most interest to Austinites is the SXsports premiere of Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some with the director, star (Tyler Hoechlin), and Linklater’s college baseball teammate Rick Keeler all in attendance...."

SXSW Interactive Announces Over 500 Sessions
Kerry Washington, Larry King, and more added to featured speaker list
DAILY Screens  October 20, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...It’s daunting, but you can peruse the myriad panels on the SXSW site. We recommend you choose a specific track (i.e., SXsports, Health & MedTech, Branding and Marketing, etc.) to narrow your search for the perfect panel...."

SXSW Interactive Announces Several Featured Speakers
You have seven months to let this sink in
DAILY Screens  July 28, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...The South by Southwest hype train continues to pick up speed. Just yesterday SXsports announced it will feature NBA Commissioner Adam Silver..."

How to Do Convergence Day
Convergence Day, Tuesday, March 17
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...ALSO THIS!: Today's geek doesn't get shoved in the gym locker; he's the sabermetrics star. SXsports programming – open to all Interactive and Film badge holders – includes sessions with the likes of Sir Charles Barkley and UFC fierce fighters Ronda Rousey, Dana White, and Jessica Eye, plus movies that spotlight kicks culture (Sneakerheadz), stenographer speed trials (For the Record), and LGBTQIA athletes (Out to Win), among others...."

SXSW Film Pro Tips
What to see, where to be, and how to relax
DAILY Screens  March 4, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...In addition to all the SXSW Film festival and conference has to offer, your Film badge gains you admittance to SXComedy and SXSports programming. There are also free events like the Auditorium Shores concerts and SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.), which runs Friday-Sunday (3/13-3/15), noon-8pm..."

Sports' Body Politics
The ethics behind data mining athletes' emotions
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Kahron Spearman


SXSW Announces Opening Night Film
Richard Linklater premieres his new film
DAILY Screens  November 17, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...Seen as a spiritual successor to Linklater's 1993 comedy, Dazed and Confused, the film features an ensemble cast of mostly unknown actors. The film is designated as a SXsports film, which means the screening is open to Film, Interactive, Gold, and Platinum badge holders..."

SXSW Eco Lineup Grows
Monsanto Q&A added to growing speaker list
DAILY SXSW  July 28, 2015, by Richard Whittaker


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