by Jane Terry
The Immaculata College Mighty Macs, the first champions in women’s collegiate basketball, play an important role in sports history and are the subject of “The Mighty Macs,” a 2011 feature film. Historian Julie Byrne wrote the definitive history of the team in a book entitled O God of Players, and she will give a free public lecture on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyer Library room 101 on the Missouri State campus. Cheryl Burnett, who coached the Lady Bears from 1987 to 2002, and currently serves as development director for Missouri State, will respond to the talk.
KSMU’s Missouri State Journal on 14 Feb 2012 features an interview by Nicki Donnelson with MSU Religious Studies professor John Schmalzbauer. They discussed the upcoming talk by Julie Byrne and Cheryl Burnett. To hear the broadcast, click below:
You may also visit news.missouristate.edu under “podcasts” or ksmu.org under “Missouri State Journal”.