CCA IV

Sports and Character

March 6-9, 2016

Sports are often thought of merely as recreation or entertainment. But as the mission statement of Hillsdale College Athletics makes clear, they also inspire and elevate our minds and characters. This fourth CCA of the 2015-2016 academic year will consider our attachment to sports and the relationship of sports and character past and present.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

4:00 pm           “Why We Love Sports”
                          Michael Novak
                          Author, The Joy of Sports: Endzones, Bases, Baskets, Balls, and the Consecration of the American Spirit

8:00 pm           “Sports and Character”
                          Curt Schilling
                          Former All-Star Pitcher

MONDAY, MARCH 7

4:00 pm           “Sports in the Ancient World”
                           Michael Poliakoff
                           Author, Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture

8:00 pm           “Ty Cobb’s Character: What We Know That’s Wrong”
                           Charles Leerhsen
                           Author, Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

4:00 pm           “In Defense of College Football”
                           John U. Bacon
                           Author, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football

8:00 pm           “Michael Jordan’s Competitive Greatness”
                           Roland Lazenby
                           Poet and Author, Michael Jordan: The Life

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

4:00 pm           Faculty Roundtable

All Speakers Confirmed