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James Tompsett and Chris Knoester

The United States is unique in how integrated sports are within academic institutions, leading to the tremendous popularity of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generates around a billion dollars in revenue each year, with Football Bowl games and the end of year

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Rick Eckstein

meticulously identifies the institutional, organization, ideological, and interpersonal processes that foster what she calls “activated privilege” (p. 109). Track and field, on the other hand, is more consistent with mainstream assumptions about college sports offering a pathway to upward mobility for

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G. Clayton Stoldt

John Humenik is the executive director of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Humenik has more than 30 years of experience in athletic communications, including stints as the sports information director at Princeton, Michigan, and Florida. Before assuming the new position with CoSIDA, Humenik was a senior manager for Sports Publishing LLC, a publisher of sports-related books. Humenik is already a member of the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, and he received the organization’s highest honor for professional accomplishment, the Arch Ward Award, in 1994. Established in 1957, CoSIDA has more than 2,300 members, most of whom work in college athletics public relations positions.

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Peyton J. Stensland, Christopher M. Brown, and Alicia M. Cintron

reputation of the university, resulting in the resignation of USI’s president. USI’s Athletics Department USI has an illustrious history of college sports, with 16 sports sponsored. The university boasts a historically successful football program, as one of the earliest members of the National Collegiate

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Willis A. Jones and Wayne L. Black

that threaten the existence of Black college sports. For decades, public and private funding for HBCUs has been de jure and de facto discriminatory relative to the funding received by non-HBCUs ( Gasman & Sedgwick, 2005 ; Sav, 1997 , 2000 ). Even as HBCUs won court cases and made important gains in

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Nadège Levallet, Norm O’Reilly, Elizabeth Wanless, Michael Naraine, Ethan Alkon, and Wade Longmire

trend in Europe and North America where some businesses like coffee shops have started banning the use of Wi-Fi to encourage more conversations among customers ( Metz, 2017 ). In addition, in traditionally low-cost sport experiences like soccer in Europe or college sports, fans fear that the

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David P. Marple

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Ryan P. Terry

Lavigne , P. ( 2016 ). Rich get richer in college sports as poorer schools struggle to keep up . ESPN . Retrieved from McCollough , J.B. ( 2014a ). Kansas fires football coach Turner Gill . The Wichita Eagle . Retrieved

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James H. Frey

In light of the pervasiveness of sport betting this paper summarizes and presents data from a national study conducted by the Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gambling. Data were collected from 214 coaches and 127 athletic directors from a sample of NCAA schools. Responses to Questionnaire items provided information on the perceived impact of betting and publicized point spreads on sport in general and on the behavior of coaches and players in particular. The phenomenon of sport betting is discussed in light of these attitudes.