Wil Haygood Stops by to Talk to Men's Basketball Team

Wil Haygood Stops by to Talk to Men's Basketball Team

COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Wednesday, the Ohio Dominican men's basketball team had the opportunity to sit down with "The Butler" author Wil Haygood and his former editor Steve Reiss, to discuss the importance of leadership and teamwork.

More than forty years after first stepping foot onto the ODU campus as a high school student, Wil Haygood, multi-published author and award-winning writer for The Washington Post.

"The Butler" was inspired by a series of articles Haygood wrote for The Washington Post in 2008 about Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight U.S. presidents. Haygood's articles also have inspired a major motion picture, "Lee Daniels' The Butler," scheduled for release on Aug. 16.

As a high school student, Haygood participated in ODU's Upward Bound Program during the summers from 1970-72.

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