Bethlehem Shoals Guest Lecture at Mich / Cultures of Basketball

Submitted by farside286 on March 10th, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Hey so as a few of you may know, this semester a new class is being taught.  It is Cultures of Basketball.  It may sound like a joke but it is a combination of a history class with classroom discussions.  The textbook that we are using is a book about NBA History written by the bloggers over at http://freedarko.blogspot.com

Our class has gotten a lot of publicity over the web including here

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/23277/learn-about-basketball…

here

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/at-michigan-students-can-l…

state tried their best to make fun of it here

http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/UM-course-this-term-Culture…

Anyway we are bringing Nathaniel Friedman (a/k/a Bethlehem Shoals of FreeDarko.com, GQ online, Business Insider, AOL Fanhouse etc.) to give a lecture next Tuesday 3/15.  It will be at 4 pm in 1400 CHEM and will be about "Of Kings, Dippers, and Answers: How Race and Representation Build the NBA Anti-Hero".   Our teacher wants us to get the word out so we get a decent sized audience. 

If you want to find out some more about the class check out http://yagoc.blogspot.com/ as our teacher blogs about each lecture. 

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