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Statement from the Sports and Society Initiative calling for equality and justice

The Ohio State University is a national leader in athletics. The Sports and Society Initiative will help to deepen our understanding of society through its intersection with sports by building knowledge and opportunities for students; gathering and creating data to advance impactful research across an array of disciplines; and engaging the community through meaningful conversations.

Our expert voices are available to speak on key topics related to sports and society, including economics, youth engagement, media trends, sociological topics, sports medicine and wellness, sports psychology and more.



John Davidson
Professor,Faculty Athletics Representative

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Associate Professor of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

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Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics

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Associate Professor