History Professor will speak on wrestling and football in Louisiana this Saturday

Learn about professional wrestling and football at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a presentation this Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 pm with Louisiana State University of Alexandria professor of history Dr. Christopher Stacey. The lecture titled “Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports,” will examine the careers of professional wrestler Sylvester “Junkyard Dog” Ritter and football star turned professional wrestler Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd. Dr. Stacey will discuss the relationship between pro wrestling and professional football in Louisiana and the impacts of these two great athletes to their sports.

This event is free and open to the public. Call 318-357-2492 for more information.