the sport literature association
22 APRIL 18
Mark Howell reviews Connie Ann Kirk's sobering study of violence in motor sports, Taken by Speed.
21 APRIL 18
The Call for Papers (including the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest): 35th Sport Literature Association conference, 20-23 June 2018 in Lawrence KS. The Conference website and on-line registration page is now open.
20 APRIL 18
Dick Crepeau enjoys a memoir by Upton Bell, who was Present at the Creation of modern pro football.
19 APRIL 18
Joseph Dorinson reviews Charley Rosen's history of Jews and basketball, The Chosen Game.
18 APRIL 18
Gary Heath on Susan & Simon Veness' account of how one soccer entrepreneur kept Defying Expectations.
20 MARCH 18
I Fight for a Living, Louis Moore's new study of African-American boxers between the World Wars, wins Matthew Teutsch's admiration.
19 MARCH 18
Gary Heath is taken back to the days of the USFL in a new book by Paul Reeths.
10 MARCH 18
Duncan Jamieson on The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance by Daniel Anderson.
9 MARCH 18
Dave Buchanan enjoys Steve Currier's history of a wild team from a wild era of hockey: The California Golden Seals.
8 MARCH 18
Brian Burmeister on Carlo Matos' keenly-observed essays about athletic (and other) competitions: The Quitters.
6 MARCH 18
Brian Burmeister has high praise for Kobe Bryant's Academy-Award-winning film "Dear Basketball".
27 FEBRUARY 18
Dick Crepeau chooses his favorite moments of the Winter Olympics.
23 FEBRUARY 18
Dick Crepeau watches ice dancing and the women's free skate.
20 FEBRUARY 18
Speed skaters and Garlic Girls: Dick Crepeau's Winter Olympics continue.
18 FEBRUARY 18
The best week of TV possible (except for the World Series): Olympic figure skating, according to Dick Crepeau.
7 FEBRUARY 18
Dick Crepeau explores The Bold North.
2 FEBRUARY 18
Dick Crepeau on the Saturnalia that is the Super Bowl – and on the things that the NFL would rather you not think about.
29 JANUARY 18
Tar Heel fans will treasure Redemption, the definitive account of North Carolina's 2017 men's national championship – says our reviewer Gary Heath.
26 JANUARY 18
Dick Crepeau on the Nassar case.