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Doug Glanville breaks down unwritten rules in sports on the latest edition of ‘Class is in Session’

2 years agoStaff Report

Rules are everywhere in sports, and yet much of what guides players’ actions on the field isn’t inscribed into official regulations. Unwritten rules can be seen across the world of athletics, from not stealing bases when your team is winning by a large margin to not excessively celebrating after a strong performance.

On this month’s episode of Class is in Session presented by UI Health, premiering Thursday, July 28 at 7 PM CT, Doug Glanville dives into how these unwritten rules emerged and how they affect sports today. 

Joining Glanville on this episode are a pair of individuals with extensive experience dealing with the fallout of unwritten rules, including former NFL and college basketball official and current rules analyst Gene Steratore, as well as two-time All-Star pitcher Ryan Dempster, who talks about his personal experiences with unwritten rules.

Stay tuned immediately following Class is in Session for Cubs Live! ahead of first pitch between the Cubs and San Francisco Giants. 

ABOUT CLASS IS IN SESSION: Hosted, written and co-produced by former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, Class is in Session explores the intersection between sports and society, looking at the human side of sport, with a discussion led by Doug Glanville and featuring distinguished panels of expert guests. In 2021, Class is in Session earned a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for a Sports Interview/Discussion. Previous episode topics include barriers for minority coaches in sports, the collegiate amateurism model, the relationship between patriotism and sports, the importance of mental health awareness and more.

Past episodes of Class is in Session are available on demand using the Marquee Sports Network app and website.

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