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History Talk: 4th and Goal: Sport and the American University

Jun 19, 2015

Listen as History Talk explores the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. First, host Leticia Wiggins interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch on the contentious yet interlinked history of the American university system and the NCAA. Then, stay tuned as Origins authors Marc Horger, Steve Conn, and Anna McCullough join hosts Patrick Potyondy and Leticia Wiggins to chew on the definition of amateurism, talk over the growth of college athletics, and hash out how each has shaped the university yesterday and today.