Hank Nuwer: Hazing History in Athletics

Welcome to our third special episode of Making Hazing History with Mike and Hank, and this episode is all about hazing in athletics. Our co-host each Sunday is Hank Nuwer, the Author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing and The Hazing Reader, and retiring longtime Alpha Lambda Delta chapter adviser at Franklin College. Hank Nuwer discusses who was the first well-known athlete to die in a hazing incident, the significance of Nolte McElroy’s death at Texas, whether athletic hazing differs from, say, fraternity hazing or class hazing in some way, whether there any deaths in which male and female athletes played a part, the time when a judge made Hank work with the hazers instead of sending them to jail, how Hank actually reenacted Nick Haben’s death to understand it, whether any bystanders or the Western Illinois school employees could have saved Nick’s life, and other cases of athletic hazing we should know about. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_q3RfGZwUY