The course will explore the current issues confronting sports. Topics of note in 2018 would include sports involvement in social issues; chronic encephalopathy (CTE); inferences made with some team names such as the Redskins and Indians; declining sports television viewing and in stadium/arena attendance; NCAA enforcement policies; the impact of the Supreme Court decision on gambling; considerations in awarding major sporting events; public financial contributions to building venues; the growth of eSports; corruption in sports; issues with the NFL; Leagues and Conferences impact on social issues; movement of sports franchises; future of one-and-dones in college basketball; fantasy sports; "tanking" by franchises; players skipping regular season games; and more. Each week issues that develop over the week prior will be discussed, i.e. in 2017 the Larry Nassar issue, FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting. While many of these long standing issues will be discussed, the course will examine emerging issues as they develop during the term. Lecture (plus Questions).
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