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Current NFL Player Considering Coming Out

Current NFL Player Considering Coming Out

Sports and Society Administrator March 30, 2013 0

Mike Freeman | CBSsports.com March 25, 2013 A current NFL player is reportedly close to coming out as being gay. To date there has never been an openly gay athlete in a major U.S.

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States Seek to Legalize Sports Betting – Face Lawsuits

States Seek to Legalize Sports Betting – Face Lawsuits

Sports and Society Administrator March 30, 2013 0

Joe Drape | New York Times March 27, 2013 Several states with struggling economies are seeking to join Nevada in legalizing sports betting. In particular, New Jersey recently passed a referendum legalizing betting on

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Winning Doesn’t Take Care Of Everything For Tiger Woods–Or Anybody Else

Winning Doesn’t Take Care Of Everything For Tiger Woods–Or Anybody Else

Lee Igel March 28, 2013 0

Winning can get an athlete plenty of desirable rewards. It can bring salary and endorsements. It can bring attractive romantic partners, both real and imaginary. It can bring free food and booze. But can

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Punishing College Coaches Will Change College Athletics

Punishing College Coaches Will Change College Athletics

Sports and Society Administrator March 23, 2013 0

Arne Duncan and Tom McMillen USAToday | March 21, 2013 Image from BleacherReport.com This excellent Oped piece discusses the ramifications that could come from disciplining coaches in college athletics in the wake of events

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Lee Igel on The New NFL “Crown Rule” – Radio Interview

Lee Igel on The New NFL “Crown Rule” – Radio Interview

Sports and Society Administrator March 23, 2013 0

Dr. Lee Igel joined the “Odd Couple” on CBS Radio in Houston, TX, to discuss an article he wrote for Forbes about the new “crown rule” in the NFL, the violent nature of football,

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What The NFL Crown-Of-Helmet Rule Means For The Future Of Contact Sports

What The NFL Crown-Of-Helmet Rule Means For The Future Of Contact Sports

Lee Igel March 23, 2013 0

by Arthur L. Caplan & Lee H. Igel Forbes.com | March 21, 2013 Look at what happened yesterday when the NFL owners came together to discuss head injuries during their annual meeting. Led by

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Was The Tel Aviv Marathon Really Too Hot To Handle?

Was The Tel Aviv Marathon Really Too Hot To Handle?

Lee Igel March 19, 2013 0

Lee Igel & Arthur Caplan | Forbes.com March 18, 2013 The Tel Aviv Gillette Marathon scheduled for last week was supposed to be the centerpiece of a day full of festivities. But when a

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Does an Apology Make Up for Cheating?

Does an Apology Make Up for Cheating?

Arthur Caplan March 14, 2013 0

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD | Mar 13, 2013 Medscape Hi. I’m Art Caplan from the New York University Langone Medical Center, where I head the Division of Medical Ethics. I want to talk about

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Increasing Role of Baseball Museums

Increasing Role of Baseball Museums

Steven March 11, 2013 0

Hillel Kuttler | New York Times March 5, 2013 With a recent rise in baseball museums located within baseball stadiums there is an growing need for baseball team historians. Currently, nearly half of MLB

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Increased Effort to Prevent Drug Use In Tennis

Increased Effort to Prevent Drug Use In Tennis

Sports and Society Administrator March 10, 2013 0

Stephen Wilson | Associated Press March 7, 2013 With rising concern over performance enhancing drug use in tennis, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will increase the amount of blood testing conducted on players. This

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