Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
A terrible on-court brawl between Xavier and Cincinnati could be made worse as a grandstanding prosecutor could be bringing criminal charges.
I’ve found my feelings about the Boy Scout with the biblical eye-black best explained in a movie almost a quarter-century old.
International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.
In a decision that speaks to the worst impulses of a proud magazine, Sports Illustrated has chosen to honor Mike Krzyzewski as one of its Sportspersons of the Year.
Both universities saw their sports programs as “too big to fail” and then warped every pretension of a moral compass to make sure that they didn't.
Penn State’s former President Graham Spanier and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, are well known to each other as partners with the FBI in the undermining of academic freedom.