Mark Cuban To Speak To Penn State Students As Part Of ‘The Classroom’ Series

Mark Cuban, the energetic owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and one of the stars of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will speak to Penn State students at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

He’ll be featured on The Classroom — a digital series launched by Penn State’s Sports Business Conference last month. The link to tune into the episode will be released “early next week,” according to SBC vice president Carly Fried.

Since the 2020 Sports Business Conference was canceled amid the current coronavirus pandemic, the organization adjusted by creating a digital series of guest speakers. Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini was originally set to serve as the SBC’s keynote speaker this year, but she was featured on the series’ third episode instead.

Rich Kleiman, who works with NBA superstar Kevin Durant as the CEO of Thirty Five Ventures, has also been featured on the show. The Players’ Tribune marketing and public relations coordinator Jenna Hackerman was one of five guests to appear on The Classroom’s second episode, and NFLPA senior player manager Dior Ginyard was featured on The Classroom’s pilot last month.

Snapback Sports founder and CEO Jack Settleman will moderate Cuban’s episode of The Classroom. You can stay tuned to The Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram pages for the release of the link for Cuban’s special guest appearance.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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