Sports

The Context of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand for the national anthem has raised moral questions about expressing personal views in uniform, flag symbolism, and military respect. Do free speech and symbolism change depending on one's position and the intended meaning?

Seeing the Olympics

The contradictions inherent in the Olympics make it difficult to reject or embrace completely.

Transgender Rights in Rio

With LGBTQ rights in the spotlight, the International Olympic Committee has reconsidered its gender guidelines for athletes.

The Sports “Race”

Cultural appropriation does not simply apply to Halloween costumes and racial slurs. The world of sports is currently attempting to wade the waters of race.

The NFL’s Concussion Controversy

The NFL has definitely taken some hard knocks lately.  One of these issues that the League has struggled with over the last decade is...

Adderall Aftermath: The Implications of James Stewart’s Supercross Ban

The motorcycle racing community was in uproar for months following the decision handed down by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme/International Motorcycle Federation) to...

Preparation for the 2022 World Cup is far from ethical play

The World Cup is a “global experience” filled with an overwhelming amount of passion felt by soccer fans worldwide. It is a unique experience,...

Media Have Warped Our Perception Of Athletes

This post by Dr. Jeff McCall was originally published by The Indy Star.Let’s remember a key fact as we prepare snacks and grab the remote to...

Convicted Felons in Professional Sports

Receiving employment after prison can be difficult for many who are released; in fact, unemployment can lead to multiple offenses in the long run....

Student-Athletes: Expectations and Responsibilities

I have been a student athlete for as long as I can remember. From personal experience, it is not an easy task. Learning how...