Sportswriter Olney to speak on the business of sports and journalism

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

MIDDLETOWN-What have the George Steinbrenners of the sports world done to sports? Is it all money and business, or does team comradery and sportsmanship still exist? What is the competition “to be the first to get the news out” doing to the quality and accuracy of the news? Whether it be sports, or news in general, news can be a hot item. One of America’s sports writers, Buster Olney, will give an inside look into “The Business of Sports” and the “Immediacy of Journalism Today” in a lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the College Commons Lounge in Orange County Community College, on South Street at the corner of East Conkling Ave. in Middletown. Olney, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, is the author of the bestseller “The Last Night Of the Yankee Dynasty: the Game, the Team, and the Cost of Greatness.” He is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine, a contributor to, ESPN Radio, and ESPNEWS, and a commentator on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. In addition, he was formerly a sports writer and editor for The New York Times, and a writer for the Baltimore Sun, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the Nashville Banner. For more information about this free Lyceum event, presented by Cultural Affairs, call 341- 4891, write to or visit