Morgan Campbell

Senior Contributor

Morgan Campbell joins CBC Sports as our first Senior Contributor after 18 standout years at the Toronto Star. In 2004 he won the National Newspaper Award for "Long Shots," a serial narrative about a high school basketball team from Scarborough. Later created, hosted and co-produced "Sportonomics," a weekly video series examining the business of Sport. And he spent his last two years at the Star authoring the Sports Prism initiative, a weekly feature covering the intersection of sports, race, business, politics and culture. Morgan is also a TedX lecturer, and a frequent contributor to several CBC platforms, including the extremely popular and sorely-missed Sports Culture Panel on CBC Radio Q. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Best Canadian Sports Writing anthology.

Latest from Morgan Campbell


Mather's rant highlights a tone-deafness no organization wants to be associated with

While cutting costs and suppressing young players' service time are mainstream ideas in today's MLB, former Seattle Mariners CEO Kevin Mather's mistake was letting it reach a general public skeptical of ownership's motives.

The truth about Kenny Washington, NFL contradicts the myth that racism recedes with time

The Super Bowl pre-game video about Kenny Washington portrayed his breaking of the NFL's racial barrier as a happy ending. But the league's version of his story omits a lot, and filling in the missing details changes the message.

$1 billion in TV money is what ensures the Tokyo Olympics will happen

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, cancelling or delaying Tokyo 2020 again might make sense while we grapple with a global pandemic. But staging the Games makes too many dollars for too many people to consider anything else.

Sports worship winners, but Donald Trump is recent history's sorest loser

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, it's not surprising that prominent sports figures are seeking distance from the outgoing president, not just because he incited an insurrection, but because of how he has behaved since Biden's clear victory.

For Canada's Chuba Hubbard, college football's Cheez-It Bowl not worth price of admission

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, it is a logical business decision for college football players like Canadian Chuba Hubbard to opt out of bowl games. With college credentials locked in, the focus should turn to preparing for the NFL.

2020 is the year athletes saw the evidence of their true power

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, 2020 has taught us that athletes don't just intend to benefit from changing the sports industry's racist habits. Athlete-activists intend to drive that transformation.

Tyson-Jones Jr. bout a car wreck designed to attract social media rubberneckers

Roy Jones Jr., the 51-year-old ex-champion and light-heavyweight legend, will be Mike Tyson’s opponent in the main event of a pay-per-view card slated for Nov. 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rather than attack the real problem, sports organizers have only aimed to limit COVID-19 risk

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, by treating COVID-19 as a nuisance, and not a threat to public health, the sports world risks taking a step backward in its pursuit of normalcy in 2021 — even with vaccines on the way.

Absence of World's Fastest Man will deprive Tokyo Olympics of sorely needed star power

Unless a last-ditch appeal of Christian Coleman succeeds, somebody besides the current World's Fastest Man will win Olympic gold in 2021, and his suspension will leave a long list of losers in its wake, writes CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell.

Custio Clayton aims to end century-long wait for Black, Nova Scotian boxing supremacy

On Saturday, undefeated 33-year-old Custio Clayton from North Preston, N.S., faces Sergey Lipinets for the IBF interim welterweight championship. A win would position Clayton to challenge the division's biggest names in bouts that could earn him life-changing paydays and a rock-solid legacy.