Heard on campus: Michael Oriard

"If you took away college football, think about the impact of that. The nature of educational institutions would be dramatically changed. Football is not just a game folks watch on Saturday. It regulates students' lives and expectations. Football is so much a part of the rhythms of college life and the nature of institutions and the relationship of the university to its community. The impact would be considerably greater at the college level than at any other."

-- Michael Oriard, distinguished professor of American literature and culture at Oregon State University, speaking Sept. 24 on the topic of "College Football, Past and Present" at the Penn State Forum, held in Alumni Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus. To see a full list of events for the 2010-11 Forum Speaker Series, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/47622 online.

Last Updated June 22, 2011