Welcome to Popular Sport & the Modern World

Balloons are released at the start of the opening ceremonies for the 15th World Cup 17 June 1994 at Soldier Field in Chicago. West Germany will face Bolivia in the opening soccer match following the ceremonies. (CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to our class site. I am teaching “Popular Sport & the Modern World” as an upper division elective history course here at Centre College this spring. We are going to cover a wide range of topics, but this site will mostly serve as a showpiece for student work. Each student in the class will be writing a blog post for the site, and we will also provide details of the students’ main group project: twenty minute podcasts with a specific focus on sports history.

Thanks for visiting, and please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like to know more about this class.