Professor Yago Colás provides clarity and context for an iconic moment in the career of Muhammad Ali, who fought against racism and occupied a unique space in boxing and civil rights history.

Yago Colás teaches the culture of sports in LSA, and his previous academic focus lay in studying fiction and narrative in relation to their social contexts. The title of his most recent book, Ball Don’t Lie, is playground slang used to suggest that an event in a basketball game either justifies or contradicts a contentious call.

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