Ball Don’t Lie with Yago Colás, Part 3 – Interview with the Fab Five’s Jimmy King

September 30, 2016

The Fab Five arrived on U-M’s campus 25 years ago. They remain one of the most celebrated and talked-about basketball teams in history, and they still stir passionate discussion today. Read more about the Fab5@25 conversation: http://myumi.ch/fab5at25

Residential College and comparative literature Professor Yago Colás shares stories about the history, culture, and power of sports in “Ball Don’t Lie,” a new video series from the College of LSA.

In this episode of Ball Don’t Lie, Fab Five member Jimmy King talks with Professor Yago Colás about being part of a team that dominated on the court and in the national conversation about sports.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fab Five’s arrival on campus, Colás and King will be joined by Fab Five members Ray Jackson and Jalen Rose, as well as journalist Kevin Blackstone and University of Houston Professor Billy Hawkins, at a special event discussing the team, their time, and their legacy. The event is open to the public and will happen on Saturday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.

Yago Colás teaches the culture of sports in LSA, and his previous academic focus lay in studying fiction and narrative in relation to their social contexts. The title of his most recent book, Ball Don’t Lie, is playground slang used to suggest that an event in a basketball game either justifies or contradicts a contentious call.