Coming to IC Oct 12: DAVE ZIRIN on “The Politics of Sports and Sports Journalism”

An award-winning journalist who produces the weekly Edge of Sports podcast and column, Zirin is sports editor at The Nation.  He’s the author or coauthor of eight books, including “Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down”; “A Peoples History of Sports in the United States”; and “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.”  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing.

Thurs, October 12, 7:00 pm, Emerson Suites (Campus Center)

“He’s the best sportswriter in the United States.” -- Robert Lipsyte, former NY Times columnist

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