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Jack Armstrong to address high school students considering sports management careers

Jack Armstrong, the former Niagara University basketball coach who now broadcasts games for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, will be the featured speaker Friday at an NU event aimed at high school or transfer students interested in careers in sports management.

The Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit, hosted by NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on campus.

Armstrong, a Lewiston resident who coached the Purple Eagles for nine years, is in his 22nd season as a Raptors broadcaster. His speech will follow breakfast.

Other panelists will include high school and college athletic directors and representatives from Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the New York Athletic Club, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the Niagara Police Athletic League, Visit Buffalo Niagara, the City of Buffalo, Seneca Gaming Corp. and Doubletree by Hilton.

Registration for the free event is available through the NU website.


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