TOM WOLFE LECTURE SEMINAR PLANNED ON SPORT AND AMERICAN
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Tom Wolfe '51 lecture/seminar series
will feature a discussion on Sport and American Culture at Washington
and Lee University this spring. The seminar, which is sponsored by the
Class of 1951 and the W&L Alumni College, will be held March 25-26,
2005 and features some of sport's most prominent figures.
Wolfe will be joined by noted journalist and author Michael
Lewis (Moneyball), Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Sandy
Alderson, ESPN Baseball commentator and author Buster Olney, W&L Professor
of History Barry Machado and W&L Athletic Director Mike Walsh.
Moneyball will be the text used as the group holds an interactive
discussion that will explore the finances of baseball and will delve deeply
into the national preoccupation with collegiate and professional sports.
"It is with great enthusiasm that the athletic department
in association with the alumni college is able to help promote the Tom
Wolfe lecture series focusing on Sport and American Culture," said
Walsh. "What a thrill to have one of W&L's most famous alumni
back on campus to participate in a program of great interest to sports
fans with nationally-noted experts in the ever prominent field of sport
Additional information, including a seminar schedule and registration forms can be found by visiting the W&L Alumni College web site at http://alumnicollege.wlu.edu.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450