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ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen '54 to Speak at Wichita State University

September 11, 2011

86134September 11, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN and 1954 graduate of DePauw University, is among the speakers scheduled the address the Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas' Business Breakfast Series this fall. Rasmussen will speak on November 17 at Wichita State University's Koch Arena.

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Rasmussen authored Sports Junkies Rejoice! The Birth of ESPN and is among 39 business leaders interviewed in a recent book, Tough Calls From the Corner Office. He 2709was recently recognized as one of the 2011 class of "The Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business." 

He co-founded ESPN with his son, Scott Rasmussen, a 1986 graduate of DePauw and one of the nation's most recognized pollsters.