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Hall of Fame Coach Murray Stephens — Accused Sex Abuser Who Founded Michael Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club — Resurfaces After Years Underground

Published May 11th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Baltimore Sun, among others, is reporting that Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman, who relocated to Arizona before the 2016 Olympics, have returned the management of their old home base — Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, headquarters of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club — to Murray Stephens. As usual, neither the […]

R.I.P. J Michael Kenyon — VERY Last of the Damon Runyon Characters

Published May 8th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Outsize personality J Michael Kenyon — an accomplished conventional sportswriter who was also a maniacally obsessed historian of pro wrestling — died recently at 73. Below are some of my interactions with Kenyon, along with general notes on his dinosaur archetype. I recommend the quick-hit overview of Kenyon’s extraordinary life by […]

‘Lawsuit Against UC Regents Emblematic of Issues Facing College Football’ (full text from the Daily Cal)

Published April 30th, 2017, Uncategorized

This article was originally published April 25 at   by Irvin Muchnick The Daily Californian reported my lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents, under the state Public Records Act, for hitherto unreleased emails and other internal documents authored by university officials in relation to the 2014 death of Cal football player Ted Agu […]

Swim Coach Chris DeSantis: American Swimming Coaches Association ‘Waste of Money’ Run By ‘Con Man’

Published April 27th, 2017, Uncategorized

  Reprinted with permission from   by Chris DeSantis   Hundreds of times, I’ve uttered the sentence “I didn’t get into this sport to get rich” to a fellow coach. There’s always a knowing laugh on the other end. Most swim coaches get into this sport because they love it, and they love sharing […]

Muchnick Op-Ed in Daily Cal on Public Records Act Lawsuit For Documents in 2014 Ted Agu Football Death

Published April 25th, 2017, Uncategorized

The Daily Californian, the Berkeley campus newspaper, last week covered, at, our Public Records Act lawsuit against the University of California. Today the Daily Cal published our op-ed essay about the case, under the headline “Lawsuit against UC regents emblematic of issues facing college football,” Concussion Inc. will have the full text as […]