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Oct. 21: Sports writer, talk show host Dave Zirin

Topic of annual Nadine B. Andreas lecture is “Sports and Political Resistance in the United States.”

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Media Relations News Release, 10-11-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Guest lecturer Dave Zirin (pictured at right), a sports writer and Sirius XM Radio talk show host, will discuss “Sports and Political Resistance in the United States” in the 2013-14 Nadine B. Andreas Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

Zirin’s presentation is free and open to the public. Prior to the presentation, a reception will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Ostrander Auditorium. Zirin is scheduled to be interviewed on KMSU Radio (89.7 FM in Mankato) from 1:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.

Zirin authors a weekly sports column, “The Edge of Sports,” and is host of Sirius XM Radio’s “Edge of Sports Radio.” He has authored several books on politics, culture and sport, including “Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love” and “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World” (co-authored with Juan Carlos), which has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He has appeared on television programs ranging from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” to the “Rachel Maddow Show.”

The event is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Communication Studies. Those who want more information may contact faculty member James Dimock, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, by phone at 507-389-5533 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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