What It Means When Moms Protest Together, Divide Among Power College Sports Conferences On Playing This Fall

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Camp Randall Stadium is seen during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Wisconsin and Northwestern Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Madison, Wis. Morry Gash/AP Photo

We talk with a professor of communication about the history of mothers getting involved collectively in social and protest movements, as they did facing law enforcement during protests in Portland earlier this year. And a clinical professor of sports management discusses the fractured state of college sports over playing during the ongoing pandemic.

Featured in this Show

  • The History Of Moms In Movements

    A group of women calling themselves the “Wall of Moms” locked arms and created a human barrier between police and protestors in Portland, Oregon during Black Lives Matter demonstrations. We discuss the history of moms in movements and explore why fronting the identity is effective. We also examine societal contradictions of valorizing mothers.

  • Fall Sports Affected In Big Ten And Pac-12; Other Conferences Moving Forward

    The Big Ten and Pac-12 and among college sports conferences that will not be playing in the fall, due to questions and risks surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Big 12, SEC and others have elected to go forward. We discuss what the moves mean, and how they could impact football as well as other sports.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Kelly Wilz Guest
  • Karen Weaver Guest

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