Published on April 3, 2020 by Morgan Black
Professor Darin White offers a response to the announcement that the World Games, originally scheduled for summer 2021, have been postponed for a year and what this means for the Birmingham community.
Professor White is executive director of Samford University's Center for Sports Analytics, program coordinator for Brock School of Business' sports marketing program, and chair of the Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing department in Brock School of Business.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.