[Terry] Barr, an English professor, and Michael Nelson, a history professor, came up with the concept for the one-credit class designed to compare and contrast devotion and perspective. The course description ”” “Woo Pig Sooie!? Roll Tide!? Go Cocks!? What is it about college football that turns otherwise sane people into raving lunatics?” ”” makes it one of the most unusual offerings at this private liberal arts college of 1,026 students nestled on 240 acres.
Or any other school.
When freshman Moriah Austin of Columbia tells her family and friends about the class, it’s usually the same reaction.
“They’re jealous,” she said. “They want to be in here with me.”