Irv’s Blog

November 7, 2022

In Reversal, Appellate Court Rules UC ‘Prevailing Party’ in Public Records Case – Changing Nothing About Our Daylighting of Massive New Info in Cal’s Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up

ECW Press has announced the publication next year of Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of Death in Youth Football Conditioning. Three chapters of […]
November 4, 2022

“Those who’re letting mass-abuser George Gibney off the hook need accountability – not excitable podcasts, and not even justice”

My article, “Swimming away from accountability,” is in the November-December issue of Ireland’s Village. Below is the link to the facsimile of these three pages of […]
November 1, 2022

Coming Fall 2023: ECW Press Announcement of ‘Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads’ by Irvin Muchnick
November 1, 2022

ECW Press Announces Irvin Muchnick’s Upcoming Book on ‘The American Way of Death in Youth Football Conditioning’

ECW Press has announced a fall 2023 publication date for investigative journalist and author Irvin Muchnick’s book Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of […]
October 15, 2022

“How a legendary Harvard swim coach became an international fugitive” – today at Salon

Strap on your goggles for the wild, and until now untold, story of an iconic but now disgraced Harvard University swim coach named Joe Bernal. He […]
October 4, 2022

‘Why is the U.S. Olympic agency meant to stop sexual abuse investigating its top critic?’ … full text from Salon

The following is adapted from the article published on September 24 at This version has light changes, including correction of a small editing error.   […]
September 13, 2022

California Appellate Court Sets October 26 For Oral Arguments in University of California’s Appeal of Our Public Records Act Lawsuit Win Uncovering Hundreds of Pages of Internal Documents in Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

California’s 1st District Court of Appeal has served notice that there will be oral arguments on October 26 in Muchnick v. University of California Regents, our […]
July 19, 2022

‘When abuse scandals hit, colleges hire “independent” investigators — and the cover-up begins’ (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on June 20, at–and-not-much-happens/.   by Irvin Muchnick   Third-party investigation of college abuse scandals: A dubious […]
July 16, 2022

‘Vince McMahon’s hush-money scandal: A window into Trump’s America’ … today at Salon

… Beginning nearly 40 years ago, I wrote some of the earliest major articles that took the wrestling industry seriously and explored the relationship between its […]
June 26, 2022

I Believe I Know the Identity of One of the Accused in the San Diego State Football Gang Rape Story. And It’s a Prominent Name. What Would YOU Do?

by Irvin Muchnick   For what is now closing in on a year, the campus of San Diego State University has been roiled by the story […]
June 20, 2022

‘College sports and the cover-up industry’ — today at Salon

In the wake of a devastating series of reports by Scott Reid of the Orange County Register about the toxic, bullying culture of the University of […]
June 16, 2022

New Allegations of WWE’s Vince McMahon’s Hush Money Payments Recall Old Story of His Rape Accuser, Referee Rita Chatterton

by Irvin Muchnick   The Wall Street Journal has broken the story of the WWE board’s investigation of Vince McMahon for reportedly paying $3 million to […]
May 28, 2022

Teri McKeever – Celebrated Cal Women’s Swimming Coach Facing Massive Allegations of Mistreatment of Her Athletes – Is Newest Test of Institutions’ Bogus ‘Independent Investigation’ Model

by Irvin Muchnick   The litany of allegations against University of California-Berkeley women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever – a one-time head Olympic coach and probably the […]
May 11, 2022’s ‘Legal Intelligencer’ Is M.I.A. on Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin’s SLAPP Suit Settlement and Abuse of Process

by Irvin Muchnick   Of all the media players who have been missing in action in coverage of Lehigh County district attorney James Martin’s SLAPP (Strategic […]
May 8, 2022

Why the George Gibney Investigations Must Persist

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve argued that the podcast Where Is George Gibney? was avoidably shallow and that, going forward, we need more than the self-curated […]
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