Game Over: When All Sports Stop - A Historical Perspective

Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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.