Can basketball save the world? New NYU course says yes

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Published 2:56 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2018 | Updated 3:00 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball is moving from the court to the classroom at NYU, though students won’t be tested on dribbling or shooting.

Nor will they spend much time on the game’s role as exercise or entertainment.

The theme is how it can save the world.

That’s the ambitious belief of professor David Hollander, who has seen the game grab people from his hometown gymnasium in New Jersey all the way to pickup courts in China, and in so many other…

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