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Lia Thomas

How Women’s Swimming Got So Transphobic How Women’s Swimming Got So Transphobic

Almost no other sport is as hostile to trans athletes—and that's because its culture created the perfect conditions for transphobia to take root.

May 12, 2023 / Frankie de la Cretaz

Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn

Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn Caitlin Clark’s Lesson for White Athletes: Don’t Be a MAGA Pawn

When given the lucrative chance to demonize a rival player, Clark chose a different path.

Apr 7, 2023 / Highlights / Dave Zirin

Baylor women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey reacts during a game against Notre Dame at the 2019 NCAA Women's Final Four

Brittney Griner Gets No Support From Former Coach Kim Mulkey Brittney Griner Gets No Support From Former Coach Kim Mulkey

The championship coach could not offer even a nod of solidarity to her former player languishing in a Russian prison.

Sep 28, 2022 / Dave Zirin

The Bad Aftertaste of the NCAA Men’s Tournament

The Bad Aftertaste of the NCAA Men’s Tournament The Bad Aftertaste of the NCAA Men’s Tournament

The North Carolina Tar Heels seemed to come apart physically, and the grown-ups just stood around and watched.

Apr 6, 2022 / Dave Zirin

Chris Mosier presents the Sport for Equality Award during the Beyond Sport Global Awards on July 26, 2017 in New York City.

How Sports Have Been Used to Attack Trans People How Sports Have Been Used to Attack Trans People

Chris Mosier, the first openly transgender athlete for Team USA, answers five questions about the struggle for trans lives.

Feb 28, 2022 / Highlights / Dave Zirin

Billie Jean King

An American Sports Icon’s Legacy of LGBTQ Rights An American Sports Icon’s Legacy of LGBTQ Rights

Billie Jean King’s long history of activism proved that the personal is political. 

May 28, 2021 / Robert Lipsyte

NCAA Basketball Coronavirus

Welcome to the Real March Madness Welcome to the Real March Madness

So called amateur athletes are being treated like professionals in every way except getting paid.

Feb 25, 2021 / Dave Zirin

A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become

A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become

Revenue-producing sports like football and basketball are subsidizing the athletic endeavors of the country club set.

Sep 8, 2020 / Dave Zirin

College Football Should Be Totally Shut Down, Even if It Hurts

College Football Should Be Totally Shut Down, Even if It Hurts College Football Should Be Totally Shut Down, Even if It Hurts

Feel for the athletes missing their season, but understand the real game being played.

Aug 18, 2020 / Dave Zirin

Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football

Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football

It’s the one thing that might distract Americans from the abysmal GOP-led response to the pandemic.

Aug 12, 2020 / Dave Zirin

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