the sport literature association
14 DECEMBER 17
Gary Heath reviews The Forgotten Legacy of Stella Walsh, the greatest athlete many have never heard of.
13 DECEMBER 17
The Call for Papers for the 35th Sport Literature Association conference, 20-23 June 2018 in Lawrence KS, is now available. See especially the Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest.
13 NOVEMBER 17
Dick Crepeau catches an early wave of madness in college sports, led by an arms race in equipment trucks.
7 NOVEMBER 17
Dick Crepeau stays up late enough to catch some of a pretty good World Series.
21 OCTOBER 17
"Shoulder-high we bring you home": Matt Teutsch reviews Legends Never Die, Richard Ian Kimball's unique study of athletes dying young.
20 OCTOBER 17
Proceedings for the 34th Sport Literature Association conference (West Liberty WV, 2017) are now available. Joel Sronce edited this year's proceedings.
19 OCTOBER 17
Joseph Price examines how segregation cast a long shadow even into more progressive times in sport, via Florio & Shapiro's One Nation under Baseball.
17 OCTOBER 17
Dick Crepeau watches a mad few weeks go by.
29 SEPTEMBER 17
Gary Heath reviews Munene Franjo Mwaniki's case study of black migrant athletes.
27 SEPTEMBER 17
Jeremy Withers combines H.G. Wells and cycling in The War of the Wheels. Duncan Jamieson has our review.
8 SEPTEMBER 17
Amy Essington on Dennis Snelling's new biography of Lefty O'Doul.
5 SEPTEMBER 17
Jack Ryan reviews the latest of William C. Kashatus' histories of Philadelphia baseball, Macho Row.
28 AUGUST 17
Jack Ryan on Joseph Epstein's prose collection Masters of the Games.
26 AUGUST 17
Dick Crepeau: football returns.
25 AUGUST 17
Lisa Timpf reviews Debra Shattuck's fascinating and often disturbing look at women baseball pioneers, Bloomer Girls.