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Gonzaga forward Drew Timme’s mustache – and his basketball skills – helped him earn an endorsement from Dollar Shave Club. AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer

March Madness stars can now cash in on endorsements – but some limits set by states and universities may still be unconstitutional

States and universities have passed many rules governing what types of name, image and likeness deals athletes can sign. Most are innocuous, but three may violate their First Amendment rights.
Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher fouls Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game on March 28, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

What employers can learn from the NBA about returning to work amid COVID-19

The NBA has largely managed to keep COVID-19 under control. Its success offers four important lessons for organizations on how to return employees to the workplace during and after COVID-19.
Fight for equity in women’s college sports has been a decadeslong battle. Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

Unequal treatment for college women’s basketball players has deep historical roots

College basketball has long favored men over women athletes, history shows. The disparities that surfaced during March Madness are the latest example.
Junior college athletes work hard to get noticed by big-time schools. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Netflix series ‘Last Chance U’ speaks to the reality of athletes I study

A basketball coach at a small community college in the Midwest reveals the challenges he faces on a regular basis to save his players from the pitfalls of the streets.
Raptors team members wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts the second half of Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets on Aug. 23. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA playoffs to resume after boycott over Jacob Blake police shooting

The NBA playoffs may resume Friday or Saturday following the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott over the Jacob Blake police shooting.
Members of the University of Oregon’s basketball team embrace before the final of the Pac-12 women’s tournament. AP Photo/John Locher

Can gambling juice fandom for women’s sports?

When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.

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