In Your Face Lecture: Dave Zirin

Sep 26, 2013, 7:00 PM
Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center; McCready Hall

Political sportswriter Dave Zirin to deliver Pacific University's 8th annual In Your Face Lecture on the rising tide of politics in the world of sports.

Dave Zirin

Widely acclaimed sportswriter Dave Zirin will deliver Pacific University’s eighth annual In Your Face Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 26, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center's McCready Hall  on the Forest Grove Campus. Admission is free.

Dave Zirin is a firecracker reporter who skillfully spotlights the politics that sit quietly beneath the surface of sports. He is the sports editor for the Nation magazine, writes regularly for places like Sports Illustrated, and appears frequently on ESPN as a commentator. He is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the ProgressiveUTNE Reader named him as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World.” He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio.

Zirin is the author of numerous books, most recently Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. He also helped Olympian John Carlos write his autobiography, The John Carlos Story. His other books include What's My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), A People's History of Sports in the United States (The New Press), and Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Scribner)For more information on Mr. Zirin and to read his work, visit his website.

Previous speakers in the “In Your Face” lecture series include Christian Parenti, Robin Hahnel, Dave Zirin, Judy Giles, Heather Rogers, Will Potter, and Kristen Sheeran.

For more information, contact Jules Boykoff at or 503-352-2887

Posted by Jules Boykoff ( on May 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM

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