In the News
“Winsted Tort Law Day set to be celebrated Oct. 5,” Emily M. Olson, Register Citizen (New Haven, CT), September 27, 2019
“First Annual Tort Law Day October 5 at the Tort Museum in Winsted, Connecticut,” Corporate Crime Reporter, September 12, 2019
“Minor League Baseball Players Shouldn’t Be Paid Less Than Walmart Greeters,” Ken Reed, Common Dreams, March 26, 2018
“Game over for concussion debate: Some sports cause too much brain damage risk,” Ken Reed, USA Today, March 6, 2015
“New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions,” Ralph Nader, The Huffington Post, February 25, 2015
“Ken Reed discusses his new book: How We Can Save Sports,” Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Feb. 14, 2015
“How We Can Save Sports Hits the Streets,” League of Fans, Feb. 11, 2015
“Ralph Nader’s brilliant plan for college sports: No more concussions or exploited labor,” Matt Bruenig, Salon.com, March 31, 2014
Room for Debate: “Spelman Made the Right Move,” Ken Reed (op-ed), The New York Times, April 22, 2013
“UM move to Big Ten a symbol of the evil of college athletics,” Ralph Nader and Ken Reed (op-ed), Baltimore Sun, November 28, 2012
“Is it time to ban high school football?,” Taylor Bell, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, September 5, 2012
“It’s Time to Ban High School Football,” Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2012
“Nader Criticizes Ads on Yankees Radio Broadcasts,” The New York Times, June 8, 2012
“Stanley Cup playoffs: NHL fails to control intimidation tactics,” Washington Post, Apr. 19, 2012
Ken Reed, League of Fans’ Sports Policy Director, discusses fighting in the NHL (mp3), WGN Radio (Chicago), Feb. 9, 2012
“Ralph Nader Asks Gary Bettman to Ban Fighting in the NHL,” NBC Sports, Feb. 7, 2012
“Ralph Nader Takes on Big-Time Sports,” Newsday, Dec. 16, 2011
“Time to ‘Occupy the Marlins,’” The PostGame, Dec. 13, 2011
“Ombudsmen Slam ESPN’s Penn State Coverage,” Studio Briefing, November 11, 2011
“League of Fans’ Ken Reed Talks Sports Reform,” Athletic Business, November, 2011
“Sports Fans Play the Washington Game,” MSNBC, October 28, 2011
“Nader: College Athletics Dumbing Down Society,” Herald-Review (Decatur, IL), October 5, 2011
“Where ‘Try Again’ Finds Victory,” Boston Globe, Sept. 14, 2011
“Coloradan Wants to Be Voice for Fans to Reform Sports,” Denver Post, Sept. 11, 2011
“Ken Reed, Sorts Policy director Director of the League of Fans” (mp3), WGN Radio (Chicago), Sep. 9, 2011
“College Athletics: Where Do We Go From Here?” Boulder Daily Camera, Sept. 4, 2011
“Ominous Signs in the Stands,” USA Today, August 30, 2011
ESPN Outside the Lines, College Sports Scandals, August 24, 2011
“Why Cut at All?” Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2011
“Ralph Nader’s Sports Group Seeks Changes, Targets BCS,” USA Today, Aug. 10, 2011
Ken Reed, League of Fans’ Sports Policy Director, talks about fan policies (mp3), WGN Radio (Chicago), August 1, 2011
ESPN Outside the Lines, “The Nader Plan,” April 4, 2011
“Ralph Nader Calls For Ending Scholarships,” Washington Post, March 24, 2011
Sports Forum Podcast
Episode #8 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: How Can We Save College Sports From Overcommercialization and Professionalization? – The guest is Dr. David Ridpath, a sports business professor and past president of the Drake Group, whose mission is to defend academic integrity in higher education from the corrosive aspects of commercialized college sports.
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Episode #7 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Brain Trauma and CTE Risk in Sports With Dr. Ann McKee – Dr. McKee works in the field of neuropathology and has demonstrated that “mild” repetitive head trauma can provoke chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating neurodegenerative disease.
Episode #6 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: The Need for Quality Physical Education in Our Schools is Greater Than Ever – The guest is Clayton Ellis, one of our nation’s leading advocates for getting our young people to be more physically active.
Episode #5 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Youth Sports with Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson – Thompson started Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) in 1998 to help create a movement to transform the culture of youth sports from “win-at-all-costs” to a positive, character-building experience.
Episode #4 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: The Biggest Issue in Sports Today? Brain Trauma – The guest is Patrick Hruby, a journalist who has done extensive research and in-depth writing on the topic of brain trauma in sports, most notably football.
Episode #3 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Coaching Styles with Sports Sociologist Jay Coakley – The guest is veteran sports sociologist Jay Coakley, a former college athlete who went on to earn a Ph.D. in Sociology from Notre Dame.
Media"How We Can Save Sports" author Ken Reed appears on Fox & Friends to explain how there's "too much adult in youth sports."
Ken Reed appears on Mornings with Gail from KFKA Radio in Colorado to discuss bad parenting in youth athletics.
“Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Ken Reed on The Morning Show from Wisconsin Public Radio
Ken Reed appears on KGNU Community Radio in Colorado (at 02:30) to discuss equality in sports and Title IX.
Ken Reed appears on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (at 38:35) to discuss his book The Sports Reformers: Working to Make the World of Sports a Better Place, and to talk about some current sports issues.
Sports & Torts – Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans – at the American Museum of Tort Law
League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.
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