A key focus of our initiative is to support, fund and promote research conducted at the intersection of sports and society. In 2018 we funded the following research, which yielded results presented in 2019:
- The Collegiate Sport Club Model: Examining How Sport Clubs Impact Positive Student Outcomes by Dr. Leeann Lower, Richard Bailey, Mark Beattie, Tarkington Newman and Daniel Wray
- “There’s nothing like that first Saturday morning when college football starts” Football Fandom Among Muslim American Women in Wayne County, MI by Frances Sutton
- Sports Apparel & Search Engines Using Big Data to Analyze Consumer Responses to Athletes’ Political Expressions by Mark A. Beattie, James O. Evans and Dr. Brian A. Turner
Here are the winners of our current research initiatives. We will issue another call in the 2019-2020 academic year. We welcome submissions from across campus:
2019-20 OSU Sports and Society Initiative Undergraduate Research Fair Awards
Outstanding Professional Sports Analytics Poster
Rationality and Efficiency in NFL Gambling Markets
Outstanding Sports Medicine Poster
Correlation between knee excursion during single leg hop loading phase and sagittal plane knee angle at peak vertical ground reaction force and initial contact
Outstanding Amateur Sports Analytics Poster
Gender in the Olympics
2019-20 Sports and Society Initiative Sports Analytics Grants
Tiberiu Ungureanu for "Complementarity and Competency-Destroying Events: A comparative study of the American League and National League, before and after the introduction of the designated hitter"
Alexander Williams, Seth Brugler, and Benjamin Clarke for "A Fast Approximate K-Nearest Neighbor Machine Learning Algorithm for NFL Career-Arc Regression" (joint)
"Rationality and Efficiency in NFL Gambling Markets" (sole-authored by Williams)
2019-20 Sports and Society Initiative Student Research Grants
Evan Davis for "Analyzing the Great Sports Myth: Evidence from the National Sports and Society Survey"
Carter Rockhill "Public Opinion and Diversity in College Coaching: What does the National Sports and Society Survey tell us?"
Frances Sutton for "Gender, Religion, and Sports: Insights from the National Sports and Society Survey"
James Tompsett for "Linking Youth Athletic Participation to Adult Health: Evidence from the National Sports and Society Survey"