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Michael Oriard

Michael Oriard, a former professional football player, is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. He is author of "Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle" and "King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press" (both from the University of North Carolina Press).