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


Nova Scotia's Custio Clayton faces top contender on path to fight for world title

When Custio Clayton and Jaron Ennis square off in an IBF title eliminator bout May 14, they'll compete for a prime position in pro-boxing's talent-rich welterweight division. 

Boxing champ Tyson Fury's link to Irish crime boss Daniel Kinahan brings sport's dark past into the present

A $5-million bounty on the organized crime syndicate went public just 11 days before Tyson Fury is scheduled to defend his heavyweight titles against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium,

NCAA appears to be ignoring blueprint for success its athletes drew this season

The first year that NCAA athletes were permitted to profit off their own stardom has proven not to be the apocalypse many predicted, writes CBC Sports senior contributor Morgan Campbell.

In Browns' curious PR handling of Deshaun Watson saga, honesty would be the best policy

As CBC Sports senior contributor Morgan Campbell writes, if the Cleveland Browns' current strategy regarding newly-acquired star quarterback Deshaun Watson seems not to make sense, it's because hardly anything about the saga does.

WNBA star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, is guilty only of pursuing a salary that matches her skill

WNBA star Brittney Griner is in detention in Russia facing 10 years in prison. The only reason she is over there is because she, and others like her, aren't paid what they are worth in North America, writes Morgan Campbell.

NBC reporter's decision to quit lucrative gig to fight critical race theory says much about racism in America

Michele Tafoya quit a high-profile sports broadcast job at NBC to join a movement that aims to stop educators from teaching students that racism shapes America's past and present. You could describe it as anti anti-racism, writes Morgan Campbell.

Minority NFL head coaches hired to lose amid lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, newly hired minority head coaches Lovie Smith and Mike McDaniel are doomed to fail in jobs with major drawbacks as the league faces public pressure amid former coach Brian Flores' lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination.

Aaron Rodgers isn't being silenced for his stance on COVID-19 vaccines, just called out

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, if you consume enough of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' rhetoric on COVID-19 vaccines, you can locate the gap between fact and opinion.

NFL trends toward unsustainable workload, harming talent or product — or both

As CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, while the college and pro football schedules continuously expand, so too does the risk of compromising the sport. Players can play more, or they can play better, or they can play longer, but doing all three is nearly impossible.

If sports leagues can 'live with COVID-19,' it's because they have the money to do so

CBC Sports Senior Contributor Morgan Campbell writes, with no major pro sports outlet eager to cede the spotlight again after COVID-19 shutdowns in 2020, the show might slow down, but it won't stop for the Omicron variant.