Kevin B. Blackistone

Kevin B. Blackistone, ESPN panelist and professor of the practice at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, writes sports commentary for The Washington Post.
Latest from Kevin B. Blackistone

Deshaun Watson’s inadequate suspension gives Roger Goodell a chance to save face

Increasing Watson's suspension is a fight worth waging for Roger Goodell, even if it's about public relations.

August 5, 2022

With another star poised to walk, why should Nats fans stick around?

Juan Soto's departure would make it hard to keep a good Natitude.

July 23, 2022

Moral failings are in golf’s DNA. LIV is only the latest example.

Golf's moral blindness is back in the news, but it's hardly new.

July 3, 2022

As the World Cup rejects Washington, Daniel Snyder’s ignominy goes global

Washington didn’t deserve the 2026 World Cup, but it’s not the fault of Washingtonians.

June 17, 2022

NFL players vowed to speak out. Let’s hear them on Jack Del Rio.

If NFL players care about social justice, why haven't they rebuked the Commanders' defensive coordinator?

June 13, 2022

Oklahoma’s abortion law means that college softball needs a new home

Oklahoma City calls itself the Softball Capital of the World, but the state has disqualified itself from hosting the Women's College World Series.

June 9, 2022

College athletes are learning their worth. No wonder the NCAA is concerned.

As college kids zoom into the future, the NCAA's leaders are shamelessly grasping at the old status quo.

May 12, 2022

Herschel Walker’s insulting campaign is the worst kind of sports idolatry

Some sports stars are deserving public servants. Herschel Walker, on the other hand, is embarrassingly unqualified.

May 7, 2022

Narrative of Jackie Robinson, like that of MLK, is at odds with the reality

The man celebrated as a groundbreaking civil rights hero never stopped fighting, right up until his death.

April 15, 2022

When war and violence reign, sports are no longer an escape

Sports are a refuge from the real world, but nothing should distract us from this reality.

March 20, 2022