Topic: Sports and Culture

Experts from a Variety of Disciplines Available to Discuss Sport and Its Role in Society

Oct. 11, 2010

Sport has the power to unite citizens regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion. Sport is tightly woven into the fabric of American life -- from preschoolers participating in soccer tots and gymnastics, to the culture surrounding high school football, to the myriad business models with professional sports at the center.

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Commentator Frank Deford to Discuss Intersection of Sports and Society at McGarr Symposium April 1

March 10, 2010

Six-time "U.S. Sportswriter of the Year" winner Frank Deford will discuss the cultural trends he's seen over 50 years of covering sports as an author and commentator at the McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society at 4 p.m., April 1 in the Texas Union Ballroom at The University of Texas at Austin.

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