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This paper seeks to establish the importance of conducting culturally sensitive consumer behavior research in order to more effectively promote sport participation by ethnically and culturally Read more >

In this article, a profeminist perspective was employed to study male bonding in the locker rooms of two ‘big time’ college sport teams. Locker room talk fragments were collected over the course Read more >

Richard S. Gruneau analyzes various theoretical frameworks regarding the emergence of modern sport. Specifically, Gruneau discusses the theory of industrial society as well as a Marxist point of Read more >

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The widely held notion that sports participation reduces subsequent risk of substance use is evaluated with longitudinal data of a representative sample of youth when they were in their preteen Read more >


Audio

Tom Jernstedt of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee joined SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, for a conversation on the history of college playoffs and the newly implemented college Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we are joined by Bob Scalise – Harvard University’s Director of Athletics – to discuss the role of Athletic Directors and Administrators in Collegiate Read more >

OTL is joined by Common, Michael Wilbon, Jason Whitlock, Ryan Clark, Richard Lapchick and Jemele Hill to discuss the place of the “n-word” in sports and culture. n-word OTL Discussion Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

Tallahassee police charged three students with battery and hazing of Florida A&M freshman clarinet player Bria Hunter. Anna Werner spoke with a Florida A&M alumnus on the initiation Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

Cultures vary on the following four dimensions. In individualist cultures, people seek individual achievement and recognition, whereas collectivist cultures value the ties between people, and Read more >

Objective. Teams have cultures that are similar to and different from the cultures of their organizations. It is essential to know both types of cultures because teams encounter difficulties when Read more >


Videos

A look at the beginning of African Americans being included in sports and how it impacted society. Read more >

Tallahassee police charged three students with battery and hazing of Florida A&M freshman clarinet player Bria Hunter. Anna Werner spoke with a Florida A&M alumnus on the initiation Read more >

This video examines some examples of deviance in and around sports. Read more >

This video celebrates some key figures in sports in highlighting the importance of diversity. Read more >

Roland Martin and Prof. Ricky Jones join Anderson Cooper on AC360 to discuss the perceived culture of hazing at historically Black colleges and universities. Read more >

The captain of the first women’s Afghan national soccer team and recipient of the 2006 Arthur Ashe Courage Award talks about growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan and the challenges Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

Dr. Myles Brand, in his role of NCAA President, discusses minorities in coaching and administration. Read more >

Frank Deford reports on the troubling aspect of hazing taking place on marching bands at historically black colleges and universities. Read more >

Don McPherson gives a talk at the University of Oregon Law School on October 21, 2008 Read more >

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Weblinks

The Outside the Lines team investigates important trends and topics in sports. Read more >

The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University focuses on how diversity affects organizational and team performance. Their assessment of exemplars and best practices looks at Read more >

The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data about the experiences of student-athletes, member colleges and universities, and others involved in college Read more >

Olympics Timeline From ancient Greece to the present day. Read more >

The Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group (SDP IWG) is an inter-governmental policy initiative whose aim is to promote the integration of Sport for Development and Peace Read more >

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The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida “serves as a comprehensive resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate and Read more >