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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
An Increasing Number of LGBTQ Coaches Are Publicly Out, But the Work for Inclusion Continues
Over the past few years, it has become more and more common for lesbian and gay coaches to include the names of spouses and partners in their bios. Dr. Pat Griffin, professor emerita of education at University of Massachusetts Amherst and longtime advocate for equality in sports, describes it as a sea change, noting that today’s athletes and coaches are coming out into a much more supportive environment than existed 20 years ago.
June 7, 2021
Oklahoma Republican Legislators Emboldened in Anti-Transgender Sports Efforts After NCAA Seems to Give Ground
Weeks after the NCAA issued an April statement that seemed to threaten to pull championships from states with anti-transgender bills, the college sports organization awarded regional softball championships to three states that had passed bans targeting transgender children in sports, emboldening Oklahoma Republicans in their legislative efforts, The Washington Post reported. The annual NCAA softball […]
June 4, 2021
Morehouse College to Receive $1 Million from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to Support Journalism and Sports-Related Studies
Morehouse College will receive $1 million from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand, as part of the Black Community Commitment. The money will help fund scholarships, tech and educational programming for students in journalism and sports-related fields of study. The Black Community Commitment is an initiative by Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to fight against systemic […]
May 28, 2021
Women in Sports Leadership: A Q&A with the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director at Chicago State University
Hear from Jessica Poole, who will become the first African American female to lead the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 24, 2021
The Jalen Hurts Template on How to Handle Career Storms
There are lessons from college sports that can be transferred to other areas of life, even to higher educational administrative apparatuses. Personnel moves on the football field can mirror personnel moves in departments or schools. People are put in different positions and called upon to execute different roles and assignments.
April 16, 2021
A Q&A With Tiffany Howard, Assistant Athletics Director at Temple University
A Q&A with Tiffany Howard, assistant athletics director for Business Operations at Temple University.
April 5, 2021
Q&A: Denise Thompson From the Big Sky Conference
Diverse discusses sports leadership with Denise Thompson, assistant commissioner/communications and external affairs, Big Sky Conference in Q&A.
March 3, 2021
Gaston College to Again Have Sports After 50 Years
Gaston College is bringing back sports for the first time in 50 years following a unanimous voted from the school’s Board of Trustees, WCNC reported. Gaston will have five sports over the next two years: baseball, softball, e-sports, beach volleyball and men’s basketball. Last year, Gaston College President Dr. John Hauser began announced that he […]
February 25, 2021
Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Prospective College and University Student-Athletes
There may not be a group of student-athletes in the country who have been more significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than current high school seniors who were and are aspiring to garner athletic scholarships to compete at higher educational institutions.
February 23, 2021
Women in Sports Leadership: A Q&A with Chevonne Mansfield, Interim Athletics Director, Florida Memorial University
Q&A with Chevonne Mansfield, Interim Athletics Director, Florida Memorial University
February 10, 2021
Financial Impact of COVID-19 Dominates Intercollegiate Athletics Forum
As leaders in intercollegiate athletics convened virtually at the annual Intercollegiate Athletics Forum (IAF), the discussions centered on how college sports have navigated this unprecedented year.
December 8, 2020
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