ESPN Founder Describes Evolution of Global Sports Network

Bill Rasmussen, co-founder and first president and CEO of ESPN, speaks about the evolution of ESPN from concept to implementation, at the Student Union Theatre on Sept. 13. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bill Rasmussen, co-founder and first president and CEO of ESPN, speaks about the evolution of ESPN from concept to implementation, at the Student Union Theatre on Sept. 13. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

For a video of highlights from Rasmussen’s talk, click here.

Bill Rasmussen spoke about the role of leadership and entrepreneurship in developing the world's first 24-hour sports television network. His talk was hosted by UConn's Leadership Legacy Experience. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bill Rasmussen spoke about the role of leadership and entrepreneurship in developing the world’s first 24-hour sports television network. His talk was hosted by UConn’s Leadership Legacy Experience. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn alum Mike Soltys '81 (CLAS), left, ESPN's vice president of communications, engages in discussion with Bill Rasmussen, co-founder and first president and CEO of ESPN. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn alum Mike Soltys ’81 (CLAS), left, ESPN’s vice president of communications, engages in discussion with Bill Rasmussen, co-founder and first president and CEO of ESPN. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)