Sport and Society — NFL Cheerleaders

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on May 15, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. The National Football League is one of those American entities that likes to think of itself as quintessentially American, embodying…

Review of From the Dugouts to the Trenches

Leeke, Jim. From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War. University of Nebraska Press, 2017. PP. xii + 238. Notes, bibliography, index, photos, $32.95 hardback. Reviewed by Doug Wilson World War I was a new kind of war, one that touched on every phase of life around the world.  It demanded an…

Q&A with Amy Bass on One Goal

Since taking office, Donald Trump’s immigration policies have been controversial, to say the least. His attempts at banning people from certain countries from traveling to the United States has caused an uproar and affected the daily lives of thousands of people. International college students, refugees, and asylum seekers are among those impacted. These policies are…

Sport and Society-Catching Up

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on May 10, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau It has been several weeks since I have taken to the computer to attempt another of…

NBA Playoffs Roundtable

Organized by Merlin Chowkwanyun A couple of weeks ago, I realized that all my Twitter interactions were basically with people in two orbits: “Historian Twitter” (7%) and “NBA Twitter” (90%). Wait, that only adds up to 97%?! Correct. Then there’s #NBAHistorianTwitter, a special nexus of people in both worlds (So I thought: why not do…

Becky Hammon, Basketball, and Gender Politics

By Cat Ariail On May 5, ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb.”  The Milwaukee Bucks intend to interview Becky Hammon, a fourth-year assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs and, of course, the first woman to serve as an NBA assistant coach, for their vacant head coach position. Instantly, I was excitedly…