Tom Archdeacon to discuss Dayton sports during “Legends” lecture

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Dayton Daily News sports columnist Tom Archdeacon will be featured at the annual event.

Dayton Daily News columnist Tom Archdeacon will present “Dayton Sports Through the Arch” 7:00–8:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, for the 3rd  annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture on the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library 4th floor.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Register online at or by calling (937) 775-2380.

A reception following the lecture will include an exhibit of Archdeacon’s materials from the Dayton Daily News Archive plus samples from the WSU Student News Bureau.

Archdeacon is described as an ‘old-school storyteller in a brand-new venue.” His column is sought out daily for personal, often heartwarming stories about sports, Dayton, Ohio, and anything else that catches his interest. Don’t miss this chance to meet him and hear his stories in person.

This series is sponsored collaboratively by Wright State’s Department of Communication and the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. Past speakers have been aviation photographer Ty Greenlees and former Dayton Daily News editor Jeffrey Bruce.

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