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July 19, 2021

Data from the first National Sports and Society Survey, funded by the Sports and Society Initiative and executed by SSI Research Chair Dr. Chris Knoester (pictured) and faculty affiliate Dr. B.…

July 19, 2021

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. 

Researchers found that Americans’ views on…

July 10, 2021

Ohio State is represented by 26 extraordinary athletes in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, set for July 23-Aug. 8, in Tokyo, who are either current, former or incoming students. 

We send the…

June 15, 2021

The Ohio State University LiFEsports Initiative, managed by leaders in the Department of Athletics and the College of Social Work, has been awarded a grant from the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE)…

June 12, 2021

SSI board member Matthew Mitten, Marquette law professor and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, testified June 9 about “NCAA Athlete NIL…

June 12, 2021

SSI Director Nicole Kraft wrote recently in The Conversation about the ways in which sports press conferences are compromised by poor questions and can be improved by taking the chess approach to…

May 23, 2021

The fourth and final session of Sports and Society Initiative's "Intersectionality of Change," focused on "Reporting Out, Moving Forward" and included a 75-minute talk between Luke Fedlam of…

April 23, 2021

The Sports and Society Initiative is honored to announce award winners for its third annual Undergraduate Student Research fair.

The presentation from Ohio State's Emily Nothnagle on the…
April 21, 2021

Economics majors Alexander Williams (pictured), Seth Brugler and Ben Clarke, former winners of the SSI Sports Analytics Grant, finished third in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference research…