The Southern Historical Collection, Friends of the Library, and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History sponsored a panel discussion regarding collegiate sports featuring Taylor Branch, William C. Friday, and Charles T. Clotfelter.
Charles Clotfelter looks at the impact of commercial-level sports at universities in the United States and assesses what this has meant for the system of higher learning. He showed some pictures and charts during his presentation and he responded to questions from members of the audience.
“College Sports: You got a problem with that?” was a Shaftesbury Society luncheon talk at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina.
CSPAN BOOKTV aired the talk on February 13, 2012, and it is available for online viewing here.
A diverse panel takes up the topic of conflicts and benefits of commercial college sports. Speakers include: Charles Clotfelter ’69, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, and author of the new book “Big-Time Sports in American Universities”; Alan Fishel J.D. ’86, P’13, partner, Arent Fox, and lead counsel on Bowl Championship Series issues; Chris Kennedy Ph.D. ’79, P’05, P’09, Duke’s deputy director of athletics and Title IX Coordinator, and Nancy Hogshead-Makar ’86, Olympic gold-medal winner and professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. James E. Coleman, Jr., John S. Bradway Professor of Law at Duke Law School, moderated the April 8, 2011 panel.