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Concussions represent a public health issue with consequences that reach far beyond the initial injury and affect nearly every aspect of the injured SA’s life. Typical education programs teach athletes how to recognize signs of brain injury and weakly advocate general injury mitigation strategies.
The Global Sport Education and Research Lab, with the help of the Paul Robeson Center for Innovative Academic and Athletic Prowess at the University of Central Florida, sought to answer one question: What can we say about the NFL’s hiring of coaches of color?
Walking on Water: a Brief History on Black Surfers won the grand prize in the inaugural Race and Sport Around the Globe Short Documentary Competition, sponsored by the Global Sport Insitute.
Collegiate and professional athlete transitions are not like other transitions out of other fields due to the intense level of identity and connectedness that goes with being a serious athlete and those who focus entirely on being an athlete (identity foreclosure).
“Every athlete dies twice” is one of those long–existing, unattributed quotes with powerful meaning. Whenever the College Football Playoff has been won or NCAA March Madness is over, most of these college athletes are finished with an activity that has captured much of their lives.
As controversies regarding kneeling as a form of protest have receded from global headlines, little has been written about what those same athletes and organizations are doing now regarding the issues at the heart of the demonstrations. Following up on the efforts at initiating social change, the NFL has increased community outreach. We were curious about the actual impact the NFL was having in this “2.0” phase of athlete activism.
Wearable devices such as fitness and performance tracking gadgets are quickly penetrating into everyday life and transforming how people live. There are growing privacy concerns that fine-grained big data from wearables can be misused. This project is to investigate privacy-preserving data mining techniques for wearable devices.
To fans and attendees of sporting events, the stadium offers far more than a view of the game; it offers an energetic, multimodal, and social experience. While the roar of the crowd, the rumble of the stadium, and the unification of fans is currently experienced only through physical attendance, advancements in virtual reality (VR) technology will change how we participate and engage in large-scale sporting events.
This study uses national college student data to document and compare the trajectories of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation/attempts) of racially/ethnically diverse student-athletes groups over a 5-year time period.