Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Calgary, Curling, College basketball, Dean Smith, NCAA, Final Four, March Madness
Smith, Dean, 1931-2015; NCAA Basketball Tournament; Basketball
It was about as varied a week in sport for me as I can remember. I have been off to western Canada where the big story was the Brier, or I guess I should say the Labatt's Brier, Canada's national curling championship, being contested in Calgary at the Saddl edome, or rather the Canadian Airlines Saddledome. Some things don't change even when you cross the 49th parallel. The television and newspapers were full of stories from the Brier, which drew almost a quarter of a million people to the Saddledome during the week, riveting the attention of a nation.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Calgary, Dean Smith" (1997). On Sport and Society. 127.