Sport and Society–Winter Olympics Part 3

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 February 23, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau The final two premier figure skating events of the Winter Olympics were held this week. They…

Sport and Society – Winter Olympics Part 2

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 February 20, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau At any Olympic Games there are constants and surprises and the ongoing Winter Olympics is no…

The Roller Derby Origin Story

By Colleen English, Guest Contributor Colleen English is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Marshall University. She received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University (2009) and is working on completing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology (History and Philosophy of Sport) under Dr. Scott Kretchmar at Penn State. Her research interests center mainly…