Date of Completion

Spring 5-10-2009

Thesis Advisor(s)

Jonathan Hufstader

Honors Major



American Popular Culture | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Other English Language and Literature


This thesis analyzes the sportswriting genre as a form of personal essay. It explores the art over time through writers Red Smith, A.J. Liebling, Roger Angell, George Plimpton, Bart Giamatti, Frank Deford, and Rick Reilly, as well as anthologized writers from 2008 and blogs.