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A Critical Study of Big-Time College Sport

November 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Duke and UNC are premier academic institutions with (in)famous sports teams, a storied rivalry, and only a few miles separating them. This geographic proximity presents a unique opportunity for partnerships beyond the playing field. Because of the energy that annually surrounds both athletic programs and this ‘Battle of the Blues,’ faculty on both campuses were interested in coming together to analyze the dynamics that drive intercollegiate athletics.

During this symposium, we will bring together a variety of speakers, including scholars, journalists, former and current athletes, and public policy practitioners, who are interested in the history, economics, and racial and gender politics of college sport. Across four panels and a keynote, we invite you to question the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education with us.

This day-long event is free and open to the public. Lunch provided with registration.

Register for the event.

Nelson Music Room
2nd Floor of the East Duke Building
Duke University, East Campus
1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708




The IAH is a co-sponsor of this event.


November 10, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Duke University – East Duke Building
1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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