Friday, October 04, 2013

Big Game Before the Big Game

What to make of this headline on the Princeton University website: "Fall football lecture will discuss wildlife conservation". Are mascots threatened? Are football teams finally starting to donate a portion of ticket sales to preservation of the wild animals their mascots are based on? A case could be made that, much as we as a nation have long drawn strength from the majesty of our land, so might football teams draw strength from the wild manifestations of their mascots.

This Saturday, you can segue seamlessly from the big game of the African savannas to the big game to be played on the grasslands of Princeton Stadium, as the fall football lecture series continues with:

a lecture to be "given at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 in Lewis Library, Room 120. Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will give the lecture prior to the football game in an event sponsored by the Alumni Association." 

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