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UofL Conversations With Champions, featuring Billy Reed, aims to promote principles of integrity and character while celebrating the achievements of college and professional athletes. Hosted by veteran sports journalist Billy Reed, each event features a one-on-one conversation between Mr. Reed and a notable sports figure in a theater setting. Following the discussion, a Q&A session gives audience members the unique opportunity to ask questions and get real-world advice from a sports industry professional.

Upcoming events that promise to educate and inspire

Join us on Tuesday, November 18th, 7 p.m. for Billy’s conversation with D. Wayne Lukas, a record setting thoroughbred trainer and four-time winner of the Kentucky Derby.

The event will be held in Horn Auditorium, which is located in the College of Business.

See upcoming events | Read D. Wayne Lukas' Bio

A host that speaks from more than 50 years of experience

With more than 50 years of experience in sports journalism, Billy Reed has been honored by the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame and U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, among others.

Read Billy Reed’s bio

Reserve your space for these not-to-be-missed conversations

While admission is free of charge, seating is limited for each event.

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Help us continue to encourage high ethical standards in sports

Events in this program are made possible through the generous donations of people like you. Make sure to specify “Conversations with Champions” in the comment box when making a contribution.


Sport Administration Program

College of Education and Human Development

Louisville, KY 40292


Gary Bernstein

HSS Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement


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cell (757) 667-0293

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