by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Two chapters of PhD student Ashley Furrow’s dissertation were accepted for presentation at the Sixth Summit on Communication and Sport in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 22-24.
The planning committee cited both of her manuscripts as Distinguished Papers, and she was the only author to receive this honor.
The committee asked her to lead a scholarly conversation about some of the issues that my papers raised while at the conference in Austin. The titles of the papers were:
“Selling a National Influence: The Coverage of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the New York Times, 1906-1916,” and “Instilling a Rugged Manhood: The Framing of College Athletics in Popular Magazines,1896-1916.”
Furrow plans to defend her dissertation April 18. In fall, she will become an assistant professor at the University of Memphis.