SUNY Oswego Sportsmanship Day Seminar set March 1

SUNY Oswego’s third annual Sportsmanship Day Seminar, Tuesday, March 1, will discuss fair play, fan behavior and more.

Unfolding in concert with National Sportsmanship Day, the event will run from 2:20 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall. The event will be free and open to the public.

The event aims “to promote a multidisciplinary look at sportsmanship, and faculty, staff and students will speak for 5 to15 minutes on their experiences related to sportsmanship and civility in general,” said organizer Timothy Delaney, associate professor and chair of sociology.

Delaney, who has written books and been quoted widely on the sociology of sports, plans to discuss such topics as the discontinued tradition of fans throwing bagels on the ice during Oswego-Plattsburgh hockey games in old Romney Field House. Previous years’ talks have included history, pop culture, labor unions and student-athlete perspectives.

Those interested in more information can contact Delaney at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

(Posted: Feb 15, 2011)

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