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By John Lanier
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Sports' Impact Felt Far Beyond The Games – Brevard NC

 

Last updated 8/24/2015 at 10:14am

Alex Macaulay

Sports, from eye gouging to college basketball, have always played an integral role in North Carolina, according to Western Carolina University professor and historian Alex Macaulay.

Macaulay spoke at the Transylvania County Library's Bag Lunch Series last Tuesday in the Rogow Room. His lecture, "It's Not Just a Game: Sports and Society in North Carolina," was the first in a series of presentations in the "Hometown Teams" program.

Macaulay said North Carolinians, like many Southerners, have historically shared a deep connection to their communities and physical environment.

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