Kyle R. King

Kyle R. King is an assistant professor of English at Penn State Altoona, where he writes about the intersections of sports and social movements and teaches courses in rhetorical studies, writing studies, American literature, and sport humanities. He can be reached at

Posts by Kyle R. King

Taking a Knee for Justice

Whereas most sportswriters focused on Kaepernick and the celebrity professional athletes that followed his lead, in The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World,Dave Zirin instead mostly features the high school and college athletes and coaches that drew inspiration from Kaepernick.