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  • By Roger Pielke, Jr.
    25.09.2017 /
    The growing awareness of health risks, especially concussions, in American football can have caused a “notable decline” in football participation among American high school boys, says Roger Pielke Jr. in this essay.
  • Photo: slgckgc/Flickr
    31.03.2017 /
    Through the huge economic success of college sports, universities are caught between managing students and professional athletes. Professor Roger Pielke Jr. suggests to either merge athletics and academics more or to professionalize further in order to help college sport meet these challenges.
  • Photo: COLOURBOX
    04.01.2017 /
    Analysis: The influx of money in US college sports has led to magnificent campus facilities and eye-popping salaries for administrators. Left behind, however, are the athletes themselves, says Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., arguing that college sports are in for a change.
  • Photo: Ronald Woan/Flickr
    01.04.2016 /
    Players from the U.S. female football team plan to file a federal complaint charging the American football federation (US Soccer) for wage discrimination, writes the New York Times.
  • Photo: John Taylor/Flickr
    By Christer Ahl
    25.01.2016 /
    What does it mean that the U.S. Justice Department has been the instigator of unravelling what has been taking place in FIFA? In this comment piece, Christer Ahl looks at the pros and cons of the U.S. involvement.
  • Photo: Iris/Flickr
    19.11.2015 /
    The University of Colorado - Boulder has set up a new Sports Governance Center aiming to facilitate communication of issues in sports multi-disciplinary and problem-oriented while creating closer connections between academics and athletics.
  • Photo: COLOURBOX
    15.10.2015 /
    Play the Game 2015 will discuss the rights of the athlete in the American college sport system and also look into what the European and North American sports models may learn from each other.
  • Foto: Amy Sept/Flickr
    By Andreas Selliaas
    30.01.2014 /
    Miles of chain link fences, Level 1 event eligible for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and federal agencies, metal detectors, x-ray machines, radiation detectors, no-fly zones, Special Forces, air defence missiles, snipers, equipment to detect radioactive, biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and field hospital to take care of the potential victims of a terrorist attack.

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