Sports Historian Randy Roberts on Alabama Football and History

Roberts poster_tnPlease join the Summersell Center on Thursday, November 7, at 6 pm in Gorgas Library Room 205, where Randy Roberts, Distinguished Professor History at Purdue University, will provide “Five Reasons Why Alabama Football Matters to History.” A historian of twentieth-century America best known for his work in the field of sports history, Professor Roberts is the author of, among other works, “Joe Louis: Hard Times Man,” “Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler,” and “The Rock, the Curse, and the Hub: A Random History of Boston Sports.” Professor Roberts’ latest book is “Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie’s Last Quarter.” This event is free, open to the public, and a great way to start the weekend when the Tide crushes LSU’s dreams.