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.
The NFL Draft as Gift Exchange
The NFL Draft as Gift Exchange
Why do NFL teams willingly trade established veteran players for draft picks – the chance to choose an unproven young player new to the league? The answer is found in the gift exchanges of rival kings of yore.
Britain, Brexit, and EURO 2016: How the Future of Europe Might Turn on the Bounce of a Ball
Britain, Brexit, and EURO 2016: How the Future of Europe Might Turn on the Bounce of a Ball
Voters in the UK could decide this summer to take their country out of the European Union. When future historians try to understand the results of the Brexit vote, will they look at what happened at the European Football Championships?
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
Jimmy Connors is the only tennis player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces: grass at Forest Hills in 1974, clay at Forest Hills in 1976, and hardcourt in 1978 at Flushing Meadows.
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.'