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David Roberts On “First Take’s” Return To HBCU Week From ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex

“Beyond this week, many more students will have an opportunity to benefit from HBCUs”

ORLANDO – Today, don’t miss First Take’s return to HBCU Week.

Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim will be live from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for their live two-hour show (10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET) alongside the event’s College Fair.

The HBCU Week College Fair provides opportunities for on-the-spot acceptance and scholarship options. Since 2017, more than 3,500 on-the-spot acceptances and more than $23 million in scholarships have been offered.

Smith, HBCU Week Ambassador and Winston-Salem State alum, and Qerim also were part of the 2019 week in Wilmington, Del. During that year’s College Fair alone, 1,200 students were accepted on the spot, and more than four million dollars in scholarships were awarded.

For his role in helping bring First Take to HBCU Week in 2019, David Roberts, head of ESPN NBA and studio production, was honored with the Trailblazer Award at the event’s Gala.

Before this year’s event, Roberts explains the meaningful impact of this event and First Take’s involvement, ESPN’s continued commitment to highlighting and celebrating HBCUs, and more.

Jon McLeod produced the video

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