Fred Bowen

KidsPost sports columnist
Fred Bowen writes the weekly sports opinion column for KidsPost. He is the author of 27 sports books for ages 7 to 13. His latest book is “Hardcourt: Stories From 75 Years of the National Basketball Association.”
Latest from Fred Bowen

Sports columnist Fred Bowen offers parting words of advice

Bowen has written for KidsPost since it started in April 2000. He has learned a lot — especially about youth sports.

February 1, 2023

NBA scores are going up, thanks to the three-pointer

Nearly all of the teams average more than 110 points per game and many players average more than 20.

January 26, 2023

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin could set new mark for World Cup wins

She recently tied Lindsey Vonn’s 82 Alpine skiing World Cup victories. With several races to go, she could challenge Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86.

January 19, 2023

Damar Hamlin’s injury raises issues about other football dangers

His heart incident is said to be very rare but other serious football injuries are not.

January 12, 2023

Alex Ovechkin isn’t the only pro athlete looking to break a record

As ‘The Great Eight’ chases the NHL lead-scoring record, LeBron James is close to breaking NBA record. Other records may soon fall too.

January 5, 2023

Top NBA awards will be a hat tip to some of league’s greatest players

Michael Jordan’s name will go on the MVP award. Other awards will be named for players kids might not know.

December 22, 2022

In college basketball, more players on are the move

Transfers are common these days because players no longer have to sit out for a season.

December 15, 2022

Pickleball is a hit with kids, but interest in team sports drops

The Aspen Institute’s new ‘State of Play 2022’ report shows positives but also disappointing trends in youth sports.

December 8, 2022

Sports all have flaws, but kids can still find ones that are good matches

If baseball is too slow, try watching hockey. Or follow the amazing athletes of the NBA. There’s a game for every kid to watch and play.

December 1, 2022

For some athletes, sports runs in the family

The Currys, Mannings and Kordas are just a few families with several high-achieving athletes.

November 24, 2022