sports http://kmuw.org en Confronting Racism In Sports http://kmuw.org/post/confronting-racism-sports <p></p><p>As a fan of the National Basketball Association, and as someone who does research in African American history, the recent Donald Sterling debacle reminded me that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was correct when he stated that laws and court decisions can’t necessarily change what’s in the hearts of individuals.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert E. Weems Jr. 36723 at http://kmuw.org Confronting Racism In Sports Richard Crowson: A Diamond In The Rough http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-diamond-rough <p></p><p>With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them. Fri, 10 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 16969 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: A Diamond In The Rough Richard Crowson: College Football And Money, Money, Money http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-college-football-and-money-money-money <p>Lots of good folks locally feel pretty strongly about college football. Some of them are convinced that Wichita State University made a wrong-headed move when it punted its own football program into the trash bin of history at the end of the 1986 season.</p><p>There is always a conspicuous absence of WSU on the sports pages this time of year as Kansas State and KU become the subjects of endless speculation about this season’s football teams.</p> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1483 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: College Football And Money, Money, Money