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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Five Reasons Why Alabama Football Matters to History
Another super event, coming up just in time to start the weekend when the Tide crushes LSU's dreams. Please join the Summersell Center on Thursday, November 7, at 6 pm in Gorgas Library Room 205, where Randy Roberts, Distinguished Professor History at Purdue University, will provide “Five Reasons Why Alabama Football Matters to History.” A historian of twentieth-century America best known for hiswork in the field of sports history, Professor Roberts is the author of, among other works, “Joe Louis: Hard Times Man,” “Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler,” and “The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports.” Professor Roberts’ latest book is “Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie’s Last Quarter.” This event is free and open to the public.