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Injured Nascar Fans Contemplate Lawsuit

Injured Nascar Fans Contemplate Lawsuit

Sports and Society Administrator February 28, 2013 0

Kyle Hightower | Associated Press February 26, 2013 After 30 fans were injured at a race at the Daytona International Speedway speculations about potential lawsuits are brewing. The Speedway will likely argue that the

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Pee-wee hockey coach to spend 15 days in jail

Pee-wee hockey coach to spend 15 days in jail

Sports and Society Administrator February 28, 2013 0

Associated Press | The Daily News February 27, 2013 A Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tripping a player during a postgame handshake. The coach’s behavior was

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Lance Armstrong’s Latest Defense – The Government Knew

Lance Armstrong’s Latest Defense – The Government Knew

Sports and Society Administrator February 28, 2013 0

Brent Schrotenboer | USA TODAY Sports February 25, 2013 In response to a lawsuit brought by former Tour de France winner Floyd Landis and the US Department of Justice, sources contend that Lance Armstrong

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NYU Langone Medical Center launches new bioethics website

NYU Langone Medical Center launches new bioethics website

Sports and Society Administrator February 27, 2013 0

The NYU Langone Medical Center has launched a new website geared towards high school students. This site is a great portal on the role of ethics and medicine in sports. We invite all to

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Nascar Forced to Examine Safety Procedures

Nascar Forced to Examine Safety Procedures

Sports and Society Administrator February 26, 2013 0

Viv Bernstein | New York Times February 24, 2013 28 fans were injured at the Daytona International Speedway when a collision caused cars and parts to go airborne and fly into the stands. In

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College Athletics Undermining Academics

College Athletics Undermining Academics

Sports and Society Administrator February 26, 2013 0

Bill Morris | New York Times February 23, 2013 Recent studies have demonstrated the incredible increase in cost of big time college athletics programs. One 2010 study found that athletic spending is growing at

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Oscar Pistorius Facing Premeditated Murder Charges

Oscar Pistorius Facing Premeditated Murder Charges

Sports and Society Administrator February 19, 2013 0

BBC News February 15, 2013 South African track star Oscar Pistorius is being charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp, at his home. Pistorius

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Kenneth Faried Advocated for Gay Rights

Kenneth Faried Advocated for Gay Rights

Sports and Society Administrator February 15, 2013 0

Amanda Terkel | Huffington Post February 12, 2013 Image via http://coprosports.blogspot.com Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried has become the first NBA player to openly join an organization advocating for gay rights. Faried is joining

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Women’s Sports Battle for Exposure and Media Attention

Women’s Sports Battle for Exposure and Media Attention

Sports and Society Administrator February 10, 2013 0

Jill Martin Wrenn | CNN.com February 7, 2013 Women’s sports still face an uphill battle for popularity and media attention. Former star basketball player Lisa Leslie describes in at as a “constant battle.” Despite

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Alex Rodriguez’s Greatest Loss Could be His Yankee Legacy

Alex Rodriguez’s Greatest Loss Could be His Yankee Legacy

Sports and Society Administrator February 9, 2013 0

Wayne G. McDonnell, Jr. | Forbes.com February 8, 2013 NYU Sports and Society Director Wayne McDonnell analyzes the negative impact that Alex Rodriguez is bringing upon himself with his most current PED allegations. “If

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