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Jan. 21, 2004

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    OSWEGO -- The history and development of athletics will be discussed during the panel presentation "Sports: Past, Present and Future" at noon Friday, Feb. 6, in the Hewitt Union formal lounge at SUNY Oswego. The admission-free session is part of the first-ever campus-wide Laker Days festival.
   Topics will include the general history of professional and amateur sports, women and minorities in sports, and the athletic tradition at SUNY Oswego. The public is invited to attend.

    Panelists will include Dr. Lorrie Clemo, associate professor of political science and chair of Oswego's Intercollegiate Athletic Board; Michelle Collins, Oswego women's basketball coach and teacher of the "Women in Sports" class; Travis Cook, a former lacrosse standout and member of the Oswego State Hall of Fame; Chris Mack, an Oswego professor of history and recognized expert on sports history; and Ken Peterson, Oswego State men's and women's soccer coach and faculty member.

    Running Feb. 6 to 8, Laker Days will feature live entertainment, home intercollegiate athletic events, intramural athletic contests, a bonfire/pep rally and more. The festival is funded by an NCAA Choices grant to promote institutional pride through strengthening active participation of the student body in intercollegiate athletic contests and other alcohol-free campus-sponsored events.

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