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Sociology of Sport

2012: The Summer of Sports Law

Warren K. Zola | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Virtually every major story, from the Olympics, to college sports, to professional leagues has been shaped by legal principles studied in the first year of law school.

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and the Most Racially Divisive Position in Sports

Chris Beneke | Posted 06.26.2012 | Sports
Chris Beneke

The fact that Andrew Luck has been widely praised for his athleticism and Robert Griffin III for his leadership qualities and comprehension of sophisticated passing schemes may reflect a change in the tormented way that we talk about quarterbacks and race.

The Magic of Baseball

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Mark Banschick, MD

What is it about sports that can bring out an almost religious like fervor in fans? Sports are given a form by their rules and regulations. Humans naturally gravitate towards patterns and order.

Progressive Politics Played a Big Part in Integrating Baseball

Christopher Lamb | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Major league baseball will honor Robinson today, as it does every year, with Jackie Robinson Day. Today players will all wear Robinson's 42, which is the only number in baseball retired in perpetuity.