Toby Smith is a journalist whose work has concentrated primarily on sports, particularly its attendant controversies. Smith has been a sports editor and freelance contributor to major publications, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has covered events such as the World Series, the World Cup, the Olympics and the Super Bowl. He has written nine books of nonfiction, some of which have focused on sports, the latest of which is "GOING, GOING, GONE: Two Astonishing Sluggers and the Rock-Bottom Minor Leagues of the American Southwest," to be published in 2014. Smith was twice named a Fulbright scholar to Romania where he created the first course in sports-writing. He has worked in Seoul, London, Armenia, Albuquerque, and Connecticut. He has taught at Ohio State, University of New Mexico, Wesleyan University and other national and international institutions.
Sports in American culture; UFOs, Roswell, and the whole enchilada: why this spaceship stuff just will not go away; writing on what you know best; race in America.