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University of New Hampshire Offering 'Deflategate' Course

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2015

University of New Hampshire

The Deflategate fallout continues.

The University of New Hampshire is offering a new course in the fall named in honor of the scandal.

The best part? It isn't a joke. It's a real course—a 400-level one at that.

The course description denotes it won't be about deflated footballs. Rather, it will be about "the interplay between those footballs—along with numerous other sports things—and the legal, regulatory and journalistic systems governing sports."

Whatever that means, interest in the course has already been expressed via Twitter to the professor, Michael McCann, who announced Thursday he would be teaching the class:

Zack Cox @ZackCoxNESN

Wait, what? http://t.co/ULpusTIjJU

What "good materials" could he be talking about? Probably the actual Deflategate report. (Warning: The report contains NSFW language.) Fortunately for his students, the report is free online, but unfortunately it is 243 pages in length.

McCann, a legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and NBA TV, who founded the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at UNH, expressed hope that undergrads will be interested in taking the course:

Michael McCann @McCannSportsLaw

@flynnola @UofNH Needed a catchy name. Hope undergrads will be interested in taking a sports law class taught by a law professor. We'll see.

The course name alone should get that done.

[h/t The Washington Post]

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