CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- ESPN analysts and former NFL players Merril Hoge and Mark Schlereth will be in West Virginia's capital city tonight for a discussion about the future of football at the University of Charleston.
Hoge and Schlereth will touch on topics in the University of Charleston Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. in Riggleman Hall's Geary Auditorium. The event is open to the public at no cost and will be preceded by a free autograph session (limit one item) from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The discussion will be moderated by UC president Ed Welch. The event, titled "Under Review: the Future of Football and the NFL," will cover an array of topics including: concussions and the rule changes they have caused; whether college football budgets and coaching salaries out of control; football ticket prices and television's effect on fan attendance; and Super Bowl predictions.
Schlereth won three Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos before retiring after 29 knee surgeries and 156 games played in the NFL. Hoge led the Pittsburgh Steelers in rushing in four of his first five seasons in the league, but his career ended in 1993 because of post-concussion syndrome.