Author Bio & Stories

  • Professional and collegiate athletes have been an unusually large part of the growing and contentious national conversation over policing and race. College football, however, has been notable in its silence.

  • What does an unsung NFL star do after his playing career is over? Everything, mostly.

  • December 28, 2013
    The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Gene Chizik won a National Championship at Auburn, and was unemployed and nearly unemployable in college football not long after. All things considered, he's doing okay.

  • How some smart coaching and basketball's first jumpshot helped the University of Wyoming's basketball team beat everybody that mattered in college basketball, create the game we know today, and deliver a little bit of happiness in the middle of a World War.

  • During his stints as a head coach at Michigan State and the University of Arkansas, John L. Smith has not proven to be much of a head coach. But he has never let that stop him from having his weird, public, maybe-sort-of-crazy type of fun. That may not matter as much to boosters and fans, but it's something.