With newfound fame and fortune, NBA rookies who come from poverty face a bevy of challenges that threaten to derail their success.
For too long, Black girls and women have been made to conform to the largely white and male-centred ideas about how sports should be played and how Black athletes ought to present themselves.
Asking the mostly Black women’s basketball team at LSU to share the limelight with the white team it beat in the championship game represents a double standard, a scholar of sports and race says.
As sports betting becomes more prevalent, so do the risks to college athletes, gaming experts argue.
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.
A study shows that a select group of NBA players really do go on hot streaks by making more shots in a row than statistics suggest they should.
A sports management scholar weighs in on whether college athletes can appear in their school’s swag while promoting various products.
NBA star LaMelo Ball told GQ magazine that star athletes who want to play in the NBA ‘don’t need school.’ Was he right or wrong? And why?
New research shines the light on how colleges can inflate living expense estimates to offer bigger stipends to student-athletes.
College basketball has long favored men over women athletes, history shows. The disparities that surfaced during March Madness are the latest example.
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.
When college athletes practice or play, they’re really performing work. But are they able to speak up when the work conditions threaten their health? And what happens when they do?
When Mikey Williams, one of the nation’s top high school basketball players, announced that he was thinking about going to a historically black college, the college basketball world paid attention.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
Unlike when Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to the NBA, future superstars must now spend at least one year in college or overseas. A sports scholar explains how that could soon change.
Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
While most college football players believe they have a good shot at going pro, statistics – and the upcoming NFL draft – show most are sadly mistaken and would be well served to earn their degrees.
As the nation prepares to watch the Final Four, a sports scholar examines new information that shows how college athletes make money for their schools, coaches and corporations – but not themselves.
Even though Maryland college football coach DJ Durkin has been fired, his 11th hour ouster will not rid college football of some of its deepest problems, argue two scholars on race and college sports.
Research shows student-athletes spend triple the amount of time on sports as on academics, raising questions about whether they actually benefit from a college education, a sociology professor argues.