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Date: February 10, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Lecture to Feature Many of Sports' Prominent Figures

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 in America."

Additional information, including a seminar schedule and registration forms can be found by visiting the W&L Alumni College web site at

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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676