Yago Colás teaches and writes about sports, culture, and society in the English Department at Oberlin College, where he also volunteers as assistant coach for the men’s varsity basketball team. He maintains the blog Between the Lines, has appeared on NPR, Slate, Politico and ESPN.com and is the author of Ball Don’t Lie! Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball (Temple University Press, 2016) and is currently writing Numbers Don’t Lie! Counting and What Counts in Basketball (forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press, 2020).
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