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Allison Manwell, James Johnson and Khirey Walker

long as I catch the football.” While John’s mindset had shifted to what he perceived as the student-athlete norm, Michael was trying to determine how to keep John on the field. Michael was in a hurry to find a solution before John’s grades became any worse. Since John was a minority student-athlete, a

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Jules Woolf and Jess C. Dixon

, 1996 ). Thus, the extent to which dissent is raised will depend on the support that minority voices receive ( Stasser & Titus, 2003 ) and the extent to which the minority member champions his or her preference ( Schulz-Hardt, Brodbeck, Mojzisch, Kerschreiter, & Frey, 2006 ). Although sharing

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Yannick Kluch and Amy S. Wilson

process for what would soon become the inaugural social media campaign focused on diversity and inclusion facilitated by the NCAA office of inclusion, the Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee (MOIC), and the national Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) across all three NCAA Divisions

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Meg G. Hancock and T. Christopher Greenwell

Higher education administrators have called on faculty to strategize ways in which to fill classroom seats, as well as recruit and retain diverse students. Understanding current student populations should be of increasing importance to sport management faculty as new programs are established at colleges and universities each year. A sample of 330 sport management students from introductory sport management courses at six different schools was surveyed to identify factors influencing their selection of a sport management major. Results indicate students select the sport management major because they have an interest in sport and working in the sport industry. Program quality and program convenience were also important selection factors. Women had lower salary perceptions and minority students had lower perceptions across most selection factors. Understanding these factors can help programs tailor their marketing and recruiting efforts in an effort to develop a more diverse classroom and workforce.

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Megan Beth Shreffler, Gin Presley and Samuel Schmidt

In 1981, Donald Sterling became the owner of the San Diego Clippers, an ownership that would prove troublesome for the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his 33 years as an owner of the Clippers, Sterling had four major lawsuits for racial discrimination filed against him and was accused of running the organization with the vision of a “southern plantation-type structure.” On April 25, 2014, the allegations of racist behavior were taken to a new level when Sterling was recorded by his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, proclaiming racist statements toward minorities. The audio recording was put online for the world to hear (mere hours after the conversation) leading to extensive public backlash. Sterling’s comments ultimately led to his demise in the NBA, as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced, 4 days after the incident, that Sterling received a $2.5 million fine and was banned from the Clippers organization and the NBA for life. Given the immediacy of the spreading of information on the incident, the NBA and Commissioner Silver knew they had to manage the crisis as swiftly as possible. This case examines Sterling’s involvement with the NBA, his history with racism, and the NBA’s responses to the leaked recording. Multiple models for crisis management and decision making are discussed to help readers develop their own plan for working through organizational crises.

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Akira Asada, Yong Jae Ko and Wonseok (Eric) Jang

( Mullen, 1991 ). This construct is conceptualized as dichotomous: minority or majority ( Simon & Brown, 1987 ). We selected relative size as a key factor because it determines the salience of the resident and fan categories when potential fans of a local team classify the team’s existing fans and

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Erin Morris, Ryan Vooris and Tara Q. Mahoney

, 1983 ). This study utilized the concept of “chilly climate” to focus on the voices of women in a male-dominated space ( Hall & Sandler, 1982 ). Given that only a minority of students in sport management are female, it is important to understand the lived experiences of those students. Review of

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Molly Hayes Sauder, Michael Mudrick and Jaime R. DeLuca

being a minority in a male-dominated environment is ripe with challenges ( Harris et al., 2014 , 2015 ; Leberman & Shaw, 2015 ). Approximately half of the female sport management students in Harris et al.’s ( 2014 ) focus groups cited the uncomfortable nature of being a token in the classroom

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Elizabeth A. Taylor, Gareth J. Jones, Kristy McCray and Robin Hardin

minorities comprise less than 40% of the sport management student population ( Barnhill et al., 2018 ), intentional training would also challenge majority students to think critically about the privilege they may possess and the oppression others experience ( Kumashiro, 2000 ). In addition to understanding