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Dr. Fred Cromartie

Dr. Cromartie is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy. He can be contacted at

Curt Flood: In the Words of Others

By Dr. Fred J. Cromartie, Ed.D. | The feature articles by Allen Barra and Jonathan Abrams speak directly to the sacrifice and selflessness for...

Moroccan Ends Kenya’s Gold Medal Streak in Men’s 3000-Meter Steeplechase

By Dr. Fred J. Cromartie, Ed.D. | The gold medal winning streak of 41 years for Kenyan runners in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase was...

The Made-for-TV Olympics

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | With the Summer Games set to open in just two weeks, Tokyo Olympic Minster Tamayo Marukawa announced today that...

Chicago Bears Reportedly on the Market

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | Today, when I received word that my beloved Chicago Bears could be on the market for sale, I had...

Teenage Bowler Converts Rare 7-10 Split

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | Yes, I am writing about a very rare accomplishment in the sport of bowling. Some might come at me with...

Barnes, Staley First Black Women to Coach in Same Final Four

By Fred J. Cromartie, Ed.D. | South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and Arizona’s Adia Barnes have accomplished a first in NCAA Women’s Tournament history.  It’s...

NFL Hires First Black Female Member of Officiating Team

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | The NFL hired its first Black official, Burl Toler, in 1965 and its first full time female official, Sarah...

Who Will Sing the National Anthem at 2021 NBA All Star Game?

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | With the NBA All Star Game just around the corner on Sunday, March 7 2021, one can only image...

Boston Red Sox Hire Baseball’s First Black Female Coach

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | The Boston Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith as a coach in their minor league organization, making her the...

Sports Illustrated Selects “Sportsperson of the Year” Honorees

By Fred Cromartie, Ed.D. | Through its Sportsperson of the Year Award, Sports Illustrated sought to recognize those who the magazine deemed to be...
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