What Catawba Sports Management Students Learned at Duke
September 28, 2017
Catawba Sport Management students traveled to Durham to visit Duke University and its famous basketball facility, Cameron Indoor Stadium. These students, all enrolled in a “sports history” the class visited the Duke University Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame.
Catawba Associate Professor of Sports Management, Duane Aagaard, said, “We are located in a basketball rich area with Duke University less than two hours from our campus, what better way to engage in basketball? history of intercollegiate athletics than to experience it firsthand.
Duke University Athletics is best known for Coach Krzyzewski and the success of the men’s basketball program which won five national championships, most recently in 2015. However, the experience was much more than basketball, as exhibitions displayed the inductees to the national championship and the Duke Hall of Fame. Athletics.
A particular display caught the students’ attention. Senior Bobby Cardelle noted that during Duke’s 1986 Men’s National Football Championship campaign, the Blue Devils suffered a Sept. 6 loss to Catawba College.
Cardelle shared, “It was really cool to see Catawba College on Duke’s schedule, even more amazing to see it was a 2-1 win.”
The interactive museum featured trophies, memorabilia, videos and many historical accounts of Duke Athletics success. Catawba student Phillip Hollenhorst said: “I had a great experience at the Duke Hall of Fame as it showcased the rich and impressive history of the Blue Devils athletic programs.”
Students also learned that following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the US government banned large gatherings on the West Coast. Therefore, the January 1, 1942 Rose Bowl was played at Duke Stadium. This is the only time in history the game has been played outside of Pasadena, California.
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