Latest from Kevin B. Blackistone

Northwestern’s athletic director hiring is an insulting and embarrassing step back for everybody

My alma mater could have made a difference with its latest hire, but dollars outweighed decency.
  • May 8, 2021

The ban on Olympic protests only empowers the protesters

Olympic athletes don’t need — and shouldn’t seek — the IOC’s approval to protest.
  • Apr 25, 2021

Lawmakers targeting trans youth demonize kids to pander to fearful voters

Bills masquerading themselves as interested in fairness instead follow in a long tradition of sports hatred.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Sports brought Atlanta so much. As voting laws change, it’s time to take something away.

Until further notice, what sports brought to Atlanta, it should take away — starting with baseball’s upcoming All-Star Game.
  • Mar 28, 2021

Maryland’s highflying offense makes it a national title threat — and a joy to watch

Brenda Frese loves offense, and it has made her Terps a college basketball treasure.
  • Mar 21, 2021

Marvin Hagler made a clean break with boxing, and that’s why he never got his due

Boxing retirements are made to be broken, but Marvin Hagler never looked back.
  • Mar 17, 2021

The Ali-Frazier 1971 ‘Fight of the Century’ provided cover for a mission to expose the FBI

Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier captivated the country and provided the perfect cover for a mission to expose the FBI.
  • Mar 7, 2021

The NBA doesn’t need a new logo — and it doesn’t need Kobe Bryant as its representative

Kyrie Irving joined the push to make Kobe Bryant the NBA’s logo. Here’s what he’s missing.
  • Feb 27, 2021

If NBA players don’t want this All-Star Game, they have an easy solution: Refuse to play

What do you call an NBA All-Star Game shuttered by player uneasiness during the pandemic? A good idea.
  • Feb 23, 2021

HBCUs are landing top recruits — but systemic change requires something more

Five-star recruits like Makur Maker are trying to change the game, but the system is still rigged against them.
  • Feb 14, 2021