North American Society for Sports History Annual Convention, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga.

The Audacity of Hoop author Alexander Wolff will join four distinguished writers for a panel entitled "Writing About Basketball: History, Culture, Politics" during the North American Society for Sports History's annual convention at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. University of Memphis historian and Bill Russell biographer Aram Goudsouzian will moderate the discussion, which will include Yago Colas, a Comp Lit professor at the University of Michigan and author of Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball; Flinder Boyd, a freelance writer and former member of the Great Britain national team who played 10 seasons of pro ball in Europe and remains the career assists leader at Dartmouth; and Jack Hamilton, an Americanist and cultural historian at the University of Virginia who writes often about sports.
   The panel will take place from 1:45 to 3:15 in Room B of the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street N.W., in downtown Atlanta. To register for the conference, go to the NASSH Web site.