Nick Elam, educator and inventor of the Elam Ending for basketball, will speak at Wichita State at 5:15 p.m. tonight, Aug. 23 at 231 Hubbard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Elam Ending has gained acclaim as an exciting format to end basketball games, and is currently employed by The Basketball Tournament (TBT), including the TBT regional played in Wichita. The story of the Elam Ending is about more than basketball and statistics, it’s about persistence and positive thinking. Elam’s speech will explore the personal side of a 15-year journey to bring a vision to life on the court. The speech will also offer takeaways for future leaders, innovators and risk-takers.