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October 19, 2021

Our Sports and Society interns have a unique perspective on many aspects of Ohio State athletics, and we are honored to share some of their game-day experiences to show what it is like behind the…

October 19, 2021

By Mackenzie Shanklin

With more than 30 years of experience in pro sports, Dr. Yolanda Bruce Brooks joined the committed team at the Sports and Society Initiative and bring her years of…

October 7, 2021

When it comes to landing a spot on a college sports team, a student’s chances are profoundly affected by their parents’ wealth and education. Even college sports recruitment favors white suburban…

October 2, 2021

SSI is honored to announce a partnership with Life Over Logo, with the goal of promoting positive social media messaging and mental health support for student-athletes.

Created by mothers…

September 26, 2021

Our Sports and Society interns have a unique perspective on many aspects of Ohio State athletics, and we are honored to share some of their game-day experiences to show what it is like behind the…

September 7, 2021

Ohio State Athletics Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Hedrick joined students for lunch and conversation at the first SSI Huddle of the 2021-2022 academic year to discuss careers in marketing and how…

September 7, 2021

The OSU Sports and Society Initiative has heavily invested in supporting sports and society research. Substantially, this has involved working with the College of Arts and…

August 30, 2021

In new research published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, 2019 SSI Student Research Grant Award winner and sociology graduate student James Tompsett (pictured) found evidence…

August 16, 2021

Sports and Society Initiative Director Dr. Nicole Kraft, a longtime sportswriter and associate professor (clinical) of journalism, spent a recent afternoon on the other side of the microphone,…