My name is Ryan Murtha, and this is my blog, TBP. I’m a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Kinesiology department, aiming to get my PhD in Physical Culture & Sport Studies. My undergrad studies were in history and economics at Villanova University, where I also was a student-athlete. This blog is an outlet for me to do some less formal writing to balance out the more academic stuff I’ll be doing in class. It’ll be mostly ( at least peripherally) sport-related stuff, obviously. If you have a topic you want to see me write about, or want to write something yourself for TBP, drop me a line!