Why Do We Watch? Hypotheses from the Track
Why Do We Watch? Hypotheses from the Track
Why do we sit in front of our televisions every four years to watch sports that we really care nothing about?     
Fantasy Sports in the Classroom
Fantasy Sports in the Classroom
A scholar of sports history argues that even fantasy sports can be useful in engaging students in the work of learning.
Sports, Sexism, and the Limits of the Law
Sports, Sexism, and the Limits of the Law
While legal measures have advanced gender equality in sports, their effectiveness is limited by a deep-rooted, traditional sexism. As other areas of society change, sports media needs to address the masculine culture of sports.
How Newcastle United Lost Sport
How Newcastle United Lost Sport
The 2015-16 season of the English Premier League has just concluded. The success of Leicester City offers smaller clubs an ideal model to emulate. The relegation of Newcastle shows one to avoid.
“Still My Brother”
“Still My Brother”
A new joint biography of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X unearths new details into their brief but crucial friendship. Boxing scholar Lucia Trimbur gives her review.
Rescuing Ali from His Hagiographers
Rescuing Ali from His Hagiographers
Historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith dug into FBI files, archived manuscripts, and 50-year-old interviews to meticulously examine the lives of Cassius Clay and Malcolm X in a three-year period of the early Sixties.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
"To be in the right place at the right time and to watch a gifted athlete in full cry is one of life’s true pleasures." –Shehan Karunatilaka
BOOKS
FROM OUR WRITERS
TRAVIS VOGAN
ESPN: THE MAKING OF A SPORTS MEDIA EMPIRE
'A trove of research, insight, and fascinating stories.' -Robert Lipsyte
SAMIR CHOPRA
EYE ON CRICKET: REFLECTIONS ON THE GREAT GAME
'The strokes of his pen and the intensity of his emotions are unrivalled when it comes to... writing on cricket.'
YAGO COLÁS
BALL DON'T LIE: MYTH, GENEALOGY & INVENTION IN THE CULTURES OF BASKETBALL
'Looks at the creative prerogative of players and the ways in which their innovations are shaped by, and shape, broader cultural and social phenomena.'