Archive for July, 2012

Penn State Busted For Enabling, Covering Up Child Molester. Now, What About USA Swimming?

Published July 23rd, 2012, Uncategorized

My article on the continuing, but under-the-radar, scandal of sex abuse in our national youth competitive swimming program will publish late today or tomorrow at The piece was commissioned by Yahoo Sports, which flew me to Omaha for the recent Olympic Swimming Trials but never ran the story.   Irv Muchnick

How Paterno Plays in St. Louis – Where I Come From

Published July 21st, 2012, Uncategorized

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch praises local sports-talk shtickmeister Kevin Slaten for getting Sara Lampe, a Missouri legislator who is running for lieutenant governor, to “admit” she hadn’t read the full Freeh Report before criticizing Missouri University football coach Gary Pinkel for praising Joe Paterno. See This is what intellectual affirmative action […]

Update on Publication of Swimming Sex Abuse Article

Published July 20th, 2012, Uncategorized

Yesterday I shared with blog readers the news that Yahoo Sports, after sending me to the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha to complete an investigative feature on sex abuse at USA Swimming, wimped out on publishing the resulting article. I promised to post it here today instead. But that was before I, like all of […]

Yahoo Sports Commissioned Swimming Sex Abuse Investigation – Then Was Afraid to Publish It. Read the Story Exclusively at

Published July 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

Three weeks ago the sports site flew me to Omaha for the Olympic Swimming Trials – backdrop for a 4,000-plus-word investigation of the continuing scandal of child rape in USA Swimming, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s national governing body for the sport. ThePostGame is an affiliate of Yahoo Sports, which underwrote the travel in the […]

Nowinski’s Concussion Awareness Group Announces Latest ‘No Strings’ Professional Sports Grant

Published July 10th, 2012, Uncategorized

Boston’s Sports Legacy Institute, the concussion advocacy group founded by Chris Nowinski and Dr. Robert Cantu, announced that it has received a $20,000 grant from the Boston Bruins Foundation to support education programs in local high school and youth hockey. In April 2010 Nowinski and Cantu’s affiliated Center for the Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy […]