Indiana University Will No Longer Accept Athletes With History Of Sexual Violence

Indiana University is taking a big step toward combat sexual assault and violence against women on its campus. On Wednesday, the university released a new policy banning any prospective student who has a history of sexual assault or domestic violence from joining any of the school’s athletic programs. The policy bars the acceptance of any transfer […]

Athletes Brace For Effects Of Donald Trump’s Order Targeting Muslims

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and preventing travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has left people stranded in airports across the country and resulted in others being turned away at the door. Its impact has already been felt in the film industry, and there are growing concerns that […]

What is Rhabdomyolysis and Why Should Young Athletes Care?

When Texas Women’s University junior Briley Cole experienced an unusual delayed pain following the annual fitness test for her competitive volleyball team, she knew something was off. Cole was actually one of eight players from her team that wound up hospitalized last year for a rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (also known as rhabdo), which, in […]

Discrimination In The Marketing And Compensation Of Female Athletes In The Age Of Trump

Part 1 – Misogyny and Sexism in Today’s Society In March of 2016, five members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) filed a wage discrimination complaint against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Soccer stars Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, and Rebecca Sauerbrunn […]

Club Sports Are Hurting Young Athletes

Kids love the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. They are mesmerized by his skills and they want to grow up and “Be like Steph.” Youth coaches — most notably club sports coaches — are well aware of Curry’s popularity with young athletes. And too many of these coaches utilize Curry’s popularity to persuade young athletes […]

College Athletes Lost Another Fight To Get Paid. But There’s A Silver Lining.

On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled against three track and field athletes who had sued the University of Pennsylvania and the NCAA on the grounds that they were employees who did not receive fair compensation under federal wage and hour laws. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest […]

Athletes Can Prevent Youth Bullying

By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com The epidemic of bullying at the Middle School and High School level takes a massive toll on the young victims. Estimates are that as many of 50% of students suffer degrading verbal, physical and social media harassment. Every day the press reports another horror story. The scars can […]

Supreme Court Won’t Review Disputes Over Whether College Athletes Should Be Paid

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the contentious issue of pay for college athletes, leaving in place a lower court’s decision finding that rules by the governing body for collegiate sports limiting compensation violate antitrust law. The justices declined to hear an appeal by the National Collegiate Athletic Association seeking to […]