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A Q&A with Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, Director of Athletics at Dillard University
October 15, 2021
Intercollegiate Athletics Settle Into New Normal
Fall sports are back in action on most college campuses, despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
September 30, 2021
New Business Institute at UT Austin Will Specialize in Sports Analytics
September 27, 2021
Opportunities Abound for Collegiate Athletes to Now Financially Benefit From the Use of NIL
As student-athletes start competing in the 2021-22 school year, in addition to training, competition, classes and study time, they are now able to explore ways to capitalize on their name, image and likeness (NIL).
September 24, 2021
Georgetown Tennis Coach Pleads Guilty To Charges in College Admissions Scandal
September 15, 2021
NIL, Social Media and Leveling the Playing Field
Scholars have speculated that NIL will make sports more equitable for all genders and races. However, it is the athletes who already have media exposure and access to internet and technology who have benefitted most.
September 14, 2021
Student Athletes Shine at Olympic Games
Precedent-setting wins are among the extraordinary accomplishments of the collegians who competed in Tokyo.
September 3, 2021
Title IX Can Still Help Women Access Opportunities Through the NIL
To ensure every athlete, male or female, an equal opportunity to NIL, universities should follow the guidelines laid out fifty years ago in Title IX.
August 11, 2021
First HBCU Women’s Gymnastics Team Could Be on Horizon
As Simone Biles and more superstar gymnasts of color made waves at this year’s Olympics, Grambling State University (GSU) took steps to consider becoming the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with a women’s gymnastics team.
August 9, 2021
Stakeholders Applaud NCAA’s Re-Examination of Transgender Athlete Policies
The NCAA Board of Governors is in the beginning stages of re-examining its policies around transgender participation in sport, following controversies over its handling of the women’s basketball and volleyball tournaments earlier this year. Tuesday, the body discussed a report on gender equity, transgender inclusion, and sexual violence in its championship competitions.
August 4, 2021
How Economic Desperation Feeds the Athletic Lottery
The growth and proliferation of the athletic lottery is based on many people buying into the belief that they too can win despite there being significant odds against it. Many young people have the illusion of there being a much greater likelihood that they will reach the professional ranks than they actually have. The odds of getting there are slim to none regardless of one’s desire to get there.
August 4, 2021
The Transferrable Impact of Positive Pressure in Sports and Public Policy
There is a heightened level of immersion and focus that goes into what coaches do every day because the stakes are higher. With higher stakes comes more pressure. Pressure one of the main elements that leads to top level performance on a consistent basis. A lack of pressure leads to complacency which is the enemy of the maximization of one’s potential and purpose.
July 22, 2021
Benedict College to Offer Degree in Esports Administration
South Carolina’s Benedict College is the latest institution to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Esports administration. Starting this fall, the major will be part of the Health and Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) department in the School of Education, Health, and Human Services. The move comes after an Esports club on campus quickly gained […]
July 20, 2021
NCAA Name, Image, and Likeness Policy Change Ushers in a New Paradigm
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) adoption of a new policy on July 1 that allowed players to be able to profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL), has ushered in a new era for college athletics. It is an inflection point that will create a new paradigm that multiple stakeholders will have to adjust to. It represents a major deviation from a status quo that has been in place for generations. Players will now be able to cash in on the fame that the platform of college sports provides for the first time.
July 14, 2021
College World Series Spotlights Three African American Athletic Directors
Three of the institutions represented in the College World Series have African American athletic directors.
June 30, 2021
Syracuse University to Hire Outside Firm to Review Women’s Basketball Program
Syracuse University will hire an outside firm to review its women’s basketball program, following allegations of threats, bullying and unwanted physical contact by Syracuse women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, The Associated Press reported. This comes almost 10 weeks after Hillsman attributed the departure of 11 players to attrition, COVID-19 and the transfer portal. No formal […]
June 30, 2021
Critical Sport Scholars: Navigating an Uncomfortable Space
Being a college sports fan while also studying college sports is a difficult space to navigate.
June 23, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Against NCAA’s Education-Based Benefits Restriction
In a unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)—citing their restrictions on education-based benefits for student athletes as “unlawful.”
June 21, 2021
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