Pro Sports & Pop Culture: a Lasting Marriage?

6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, 808 Commonwealth Ave
Professional sports are part and parcel of American culture, but could that change this century? How is sports viewership evolving, and will Gen Z - our current generation of undergraduate students – significantly influence the sport and media industries? With a more visible clash between sports franchises and social justice movements playing out on social media, is sports’ place atop popular culture compromised? Featuring panelists Kevin Merida (ESPN SVP), Michael Holley (Co-host of “Boston Sports Tonight” on NBC Sports Boston), and Shira Springer (Sports and Society Reporter, WBUR)