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"Race and Sports", Guest Drew Brown

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POPSspot Sports Radio will be discussing Northwestern players' fight to unionize, Desean Jackson's release by the Eagles, Richard Sherman, and this week's upcoming Race and Sports Conference with special guest Drew Brown. Brown is an African American Studies Ph.D. Student and a Race and Sports scholar at Temple University, where he teaches courses such as "African Americans in Sports" and "Sports and Leisure in American Society." Drew is a native of Windsor, Ontario CANADA. He attended Lafayette College on a football scholarship where he received a BA in Economics and Business. He was drafted into the Canadian Football League and spent a short time with the Edmonton Eskimos. He went on to complete a Master’s in African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University before enrolling at Temple. He is currently writing his dissertation on how off-the-field characteristics of Black NFL prospects function during the interview phase of the NFL drafting process. Drew is the founder and chair of an annual race and sports conference, Passing the Ball, the next which will be held April 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.