NPR pundit highlights Dept. of Classics ‘War Games’ course

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Classics professor Sarah Stroup’s ‘War Games‘ course examines Greek athletic games and Roman gladiatorial battles, proposing that many modern team sports descend from these ancient, winner-takes-all contests. Sports commentator Frank DeFord of NPR interviewed Professor Stroup, and UW football players who took the course, for an opinion piece. Read more and listen…


[VIDEO] Tahiti becomes UW athletes’ second home

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This summer, 11 Husky football and softball players participated in a unique study abroad program to Tahiti. Facilitated by UW Athletics and the Department of Anthropology, the two-week-long program allowed UW student-athletes to connect with Tahitian community members by sharing their passion for sport. The program’s shorter time frame allowed them to maintain their rigorous training… Read More