Past Seasons in Reflection as a New One Begins

Texas in August is dreadful, especially for a coach’s wife. Our family has the start of coach’s year at least a month before the start of teacher’s year. That wonderful time I spend being the apple of his eye and center of his attention during the spring and summer fades away as he transforms himself…

Tebow is Back!!

Ladies and gentlemen, Timothy Richard Tebow is back!! Those of you with a high enough cable TV package can welcome him back into your living room on the SEC Network. The last time Tebow made a media splash was when he ran shirtless through the rain at the New York Jets training camp. Truth be told,…

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Sport in the Archive: Research Reflections 

I’ve just returned from a month-long research trip to Oklahoma, where I was visiting archives and reading microfilm for my dissertation on Bud Wilkinson and the 1950s University of Oklahoma football dynasty. Like Stephen Townsend’s post last week, I’ll be reflecting on the process of research as it relates to writing sports history. This piece…