Stephen A. Smith to speak at UAB

Stephen A. SmithSports journalist Stephen A. Smith will speak at the Alys Stephen Center's Jemison Hall on Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. as part of the UAB Lecture Series. The event is one of numerous activities scheduled in conjunction with Black History Month.

Often known simply as "Stephen A.," he is co-host of both ESPN's "First Take," as well as "The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show" on ESPN Radio. He also serves as an NBA analyst.

Following the lecture will be a meet-and-greet session with Stephen A. Admission to both the lecture and meet-and-greet is free and open to the public.

Originally, the Lecture Series had scheduled director Lee Daniels, but his appearance was canceled due to a production conflict with an upcoming television series.