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  January 8, 2001  
 

Deford

Frank Deford
The American Athlete as American Hero
Underwritten by: Huntington National Bank

 

Frank Deford is especially known for his writing on sports issues such as sport as culture and sport in society. Six times he has been voted Sportswriter of the Year and twice named U.S. Magazine Writer of the Year. Deford is also a member of the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. He is a sports writer and contributing editor for Newsweek Magazine and for Sports Illustrated and is sports commentator for National Public Radioís Morning Edition. Defordís lecture will address the American athlete as American hero. Americans seem to need heroes more than most other cultures and we are turning more and more to sports to find them. What is it that makes this so? What types of athletes become heroes and not just stars?

 
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