Mitchell N. Berman (Texas): "Let ‘em Play": A Study in the Jurisprudence of Sports. Keith Harrison (Central Florida): Themes that Thread Through Society: Racism and Athletic Manifestation in the African-American Community. A review of Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game by Ted Richards. The run of Ricky Dobbs: Navy's quarterback in Annapolis has come to represent something larger than football. Moneygolf: Will new statistics unlock the secrets of golf? A senior writer for Sports Illustrated who has had a good look at big-time sports returns for The Game — and finds a lot to like in Ivy League football. A review of The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America by Elliott J. Gorn. How a Southie tough made mixed martial arts the sport of the decade, and the UFC a moneymaking empire. A review of The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football by Jack Cavanaugh. Why is it that soccer goalkeepers sometimes have more trouble stopping long-range shots than shots from up close? Sports rivalries: When hating another human being is standard behaviour. A look at how baseball explains the nature of language. Can men and women ever compete fairly in a sport like running? Yes, but it requires a little bit of maths know-how. How fast will humans ever run? Josh Sanburn on the limits of sporting feats. America at the Bat: Diana Schaub on meritocracy and the national pastime. The corrupt culture of big-time college athletics: A review of Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity by Ken Armstrong. Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system — former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A. Baseball’s Bat Man: When stars like Derek Jeter ask to customize their baseball bat, Chuck Schupp makes sure they get what they want.

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