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NBN Episodes hosted by Jorge:

Cat M. Ariail, "Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity" (U Illinois Press, 2020)

June 2, 2021

Passing the Baton

Cat M. Ariail
Hosted by Jorge Iber

At almost any international sporting event in which the US competes, it is now common (and appropriate) to remark on the composition of the American t…

Joel S. Franks, "Asian American Basketball: A Century of Sport, Community and Culture" (McFarland, 2016)

October 27, 2020

Asian American Basketball

Joel S. Franks
Hosted by Jorge Iber

When Jeremy Lin shot (pardon the pun) to stardom with his unexpected scoring run with the New York Knickerbockers in 2012 many aficionados of basketba…

Ron Snyder, "The Baltimore Stallions: The Brief, Brilliant History of the CFL Champion Franchise" (McFarland, 2020)

September 28, 2020

The Baltimore Stallions

Ron Snyder
Hosted by Jorge Iber

A few years ago, I came across an article entitled “‘Who Do I Root for Now?’: The Impact of Franchise Relocation on the Loyal Fans Left Behind: A Case…

Lou Hernandez, "Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings" (McFarland, 2019)

August 26, 2020

Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings

Lou Hernandez
Hosted by Jorge Iber

There are two key elements of today’s professional baseball that are informed by Lou Hernandez’s wonderful book Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings…

Wade Davies, "Native Hoops: The Rise of American Indian Basketball, 1895-1970" (UP of Kansas, 2020)

July 28, 2020

Native Hoops

Wade Davies
Hosted by Jorge Iber

The game of basketball is perceived by most today as an “urban” game with a locale such as Rucker Park in Harlem as the game’s epicenter (as well as a…

Gerald R. Gems, "Sport and the Shaping of Civic Identity in Chicago" (Lexington Books, 2020)

March 31, 2020

Sport and the Shaping of Civic Identity in Chicago

Gerald R. Gems
Hosted by Jorge Iber

The city of Chicago is one of the US' most diverse cosmopolitan areas. Given the array of people who live in the city, it is reasonable to assume that…

John N. Singer, "Race, Sports, and Education: Improving Opportunities and Outcomes for Black Male College Athletes" (Harvard Education Press, 2019)

January 10, 2020

Race, Sports, and Education

John N. Singer
Hosted by Jorge Iber

College sport is a multi-billion dollar industry. The men and women who lead the teams in the most important conferences often make millions of dollar…

Gabe Logan, "The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887-1939" (Lexington Books, 2019)

December 17, 2019

The Early Years of Chicago Soccer, 1887-1939

Gabe Logan
Hosted by Jorge Iber

The thriving metropolis of Chicago was the land of opportunity for a wide variety of ethnic groups. As individuals from nations where soccer reigned b…

Peter Kerasotis, "Alou: My Baseball Journey" (U Nebraska Press, 2018)

November 26, 2019


Felipe Alou and Peter Kerasotis
Hosted by Jorge Iber

All aficionados of baseball are familiar with the pathbreaking role of Jackie Robinson in reintegrating the game back in 1947. What many fans are less…

Bernardo Ramirez Rios, "Transnational Sport in the American West: Oaxaca California Basketball" (Lexington Books, 2019)

September 9, 2019

Transnational Sport in the American West

Bernardo Ramirez Rios
Hosted by Jorge Iber

The game of basketball is not necessarily associated with Mexicans or Mexican Americans. In Mexico, soccer (futbol) is the number one sport, followed …