A Controversy around the Cheerleading Industry

Cheerleading may uphold questionable views of women and gender roles. For some, it is also their life's passion.

The Super Bowl, Badminton and the Athlete’s Social Contract

Controversies in professional sports reveal the implicit social contract between athletes and their spectators.

Masculinity Across Sports

Equating masculinity with participation in certain sports creates negative discourse around gender identity and sexuality of individual athletes.

Is Sport the Opium of the People?

"how many of those people spending hours on a line waiting to get a ticket for the World Series, are willing to wait more than half an hour on a line to vote?"

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...