The course will explore the current issues confronting sports. Topics of note in 2016 included the pricing of tickets, concessions, and parking; the finanacing of stadiums; the involvement in social issues; the impact of decisions on players lives such as domestic violence; chronic traumatic encephalopathy or concussions; the inferances made in some team names such as the the Redskins and the Indians; the declining TV viewership; the NCAA enforcement policies; the value of integrity and honesty in sports and in the athletes; the corruption in governing bodies such as recent FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) scandals; the considerations in the awarding of major events; the cost of producing events, and public support; the obligation of athletes to maintain a moral standard; the soaring costs of coaching contracts; and more. While many of these long standing issues will be discussed; the course also will examine the emerging issues in sports. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion. Listening to Music or Other Audio.
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