Game Over: When All Sports Stop – A Historical Perspective

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matthew Andrews teaches American History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His courses use the history of American sports to explore race relations, gender ideals, political protest, and American identity. Professor Andrews was asked by the UNC student body to give the honorific “Last Lecture” to the graduating class of 2015. His students voted him their university’s “Best Professor” in 2016.

Overview

The NBA and NHL are shut down – basketball and hockey are on hold. Major League Baseball never started and the fate of both professional and college football this year is in doubt. Sports has long been an integral part of American society, and suddenly it’s simply not there.

Has anything like this happened before? actually, yes. That’s what renowned sports historian and UNC professor Matthew Andews will be discussing, along with the implications to our culture and lifestyle.

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