FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 16, 2009
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
MTSU PROFESSOR WRESTLES WITH SUCCESS OF COMBAT SPORTS
David Hudson Gets His Kicks—and Punches—on “MTSU On the Record”
(MURFREESBORO) – David Hudson, adjunct professor of political science and prolific writer about all kinds of sports, talks about the newest forms of fighting sports at 7 a.m. this Sunday, Sept. 20, on “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org). Hudson is the author of Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting and Mixed Martial Arts. The range of ways in which to fight for fun and profit is growing exponentially in creativity and diversity. Some combine elements of traditional sports like boxing and wrestling with martial arts and just plain free-for-all, knock-down, drag-out pounding. Are the adventuresome men and women who take part in these sports true athletes? Are they destined to become as popular as the jocks in the NBA or the NFL? Hudson will address these questions and more. To hear last week’s interview with author and playwright Susan Griffin, go to http://frank.mtsu.edu/~proffice/podcast2009.html and click on “September 13, 2009.” For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.