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ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 Appears in Connecticut Tonight

October 9, 2008

Bill Rasmussen Color.jpgOctober 9, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, will appear today in Enfield, Connecticut, "where he will lead a discussion on the origin of the sports network," reports Manchester's Journal Inquirer. "Rasmussen, a former resident, is in town for a fundraiser being held by the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame."

The 7 p.m. event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. "Rasmussen will also have available for sale and to autograph his best-selling book titled, Sports Junkies Rejoice, The Birth of ESPN. Proceeds from the event benefit the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame's three scholarship programs for Enfield and Fermi High Schools."

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Rasmussen Rasmussen launched ESPN in 1979, sold it five years later, and has recently started a new entrepreneurial venture, College Fanz Sports Network.

He recently addressed the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club. Details can be found in this article.