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Big-time college athletics 80 years later Nasher exhibition features Warhol Polaroids
In an opinion piece that ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Andy Warhol bought a Polaroid Big Shot around 1970. The
the (Raleigh) News & Observer, Charles Clotfelter, a professor gray plastic camera had just one button to push and no settings
of public policy, economics and law at Duke, writes that big-time to adjust, except for a ring on the lens for light and dark. The Big
college athletics have hardly changed over the past 80 years. Shot, with a focal length fixed at three feet, was ideal for Warhol
On Oct. 23, 1929, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- to use as studies for his famous portraits on canvas.
ment of Teaching issued a 350-page report that concluded A new exhibition at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art, “Big Shots:
American college athletics are “a highly organized commercial Andy Warhol Polaroids,” provides insight into the artist’s use of
enterprise. The athletes who take part in it have come up through the camera. The show, which starts Thursday, Nov. 12, includes
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years of training; they are commanded by professional coaches nearly 250 Polaroids and 75 black-and-white prints that Warhol
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… The great matches are highly profitable enterprises.” took between 1970 and 1987. Many of them are on public display
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What is most striking about the Carnegie Foundation report is for the first time.
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how contemporary its findings sound today, Clotfelter writes. The exhibition includes Warhol’s Polaroids of such celebrities
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“Given the tremendous popularity of college sports competi- as Bianca Jagger, Dorothy Hamill and Truman Capote. Lectures Duke vs. Alaska Anchorage
tion, the winner-take-all nature of competition and the reluctance about Warhol’s Polaroids and a selection of Warhol films from Saturdays 9:30 am Sunday, Nov. 8 2:00 pm
of the academic side of universities to subsidize the athletic the 1960s will also be part of the exhibition. Fox Sports Net 620 AM - WDNC
side, don’t expect universities to suddenly stop exploiting the
commercial opportunities before them,” Clotfelter says. “The Peace through video games Football - Duke vs. North Carolina The David Cutcliffe Show
pressures to win, and to do so with as little athletic subsidy as Collaborators in the arts and sciences at Duke are creating Saturday, Nov. 7 3:30 pm Tuesdays 7:00 pm
possible, produces the conditions that have characterized big- “the first massively multiplayer online game that encourages
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time athletics for these last 80 years. diplomacy and social cooperation over violence.”
Tim Lenoir, the Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies
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Duke board to distribute free books to Durham children and Society, Casey Alt, Visiting Professor of the Practice in Art,
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The newly established First Book-Duke University board Art History and Visual Studies, graduate student Patrick Jagoda
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will distribute free books to children in literacy programs in the and undergraduates Harrison Lee, Lucas Best and Brent Sod-
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Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs played by thousands at a time.
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formed an official First Book Campus Advisory Board through the “Emergence,” currently under construction, is intended to
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comprised of Duke staff and students, is set to begin accepting tion in the art of peacemaking and conflict resolution.
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applications from eligible Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partner-
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ship programs within a few weeks. Courtesy of Steve Hartsoe, Duke News & Communications
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They Said It
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“Our guys ran tough today. We couldn’t be prouder of their ef- “This is why we came here -- to turn (the program) around.”
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fort. We were the first team to get five men in and that’s what
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cross country is all about. We just didn’t have enough up front -- Duke defensive end Ayanga Okpokowuruk
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to upset Florida State.”
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-- Duke men’s cross country coach Norm Ogilvie Salisbury WSTP - AM 1490
“Duke’s playing very well. This is a dangerous football team.
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“Thad (Lewis) was tremendous in never faltering, never back- They’re gifted, they’re talented and they didn’t get to be 5-3,
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ing off. He kept it full throttle. He is one of those guys that has and 3-1 in the conference by accident.”
a lot of talent, and if he just keeps keeping on he is going to
make big plays.” -- North Carolina football coach Butch Davis
-- Duke football coach David Cutcliffe
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