Op-Ed at The Denver Post on Sport Organization Accountability

I recently had an op-ed in The Denver Post on accountability of sports organizations. Here is an excerpt:

The spectacle of actual or perceived conflicts of interest cast a pall on both the USADA and the IAAF, which have public interest mandates to enforce the rules of sport. For too long, sports organizations have sat outside the public eye, letting the spectacle of the games distract us from how they do business. In case after case, we have come to learn that the way that they do business, at times, leaves a lot to be desired.

Read the whole thing here.

College Football Millionaires

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Big-time college sports are at the center of numerous controversies and debates these days. In my latest column at Sporting Intelligence I take a close look at the universities that contribute the most players to the NFL (here is the link). The oft-cited statistic that very few athletes wind up going pro holds when looking at NCAA football as a whole, but when looking at the top programs, things look quite different.

Op-Ed in the NYT: Science, Sex & Sports

In the New York Times today I have a piece on the case of Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter who fell afoul of regulations governing who gets to participate in women’s athletics events.

The issue is highly complex and a canonical case study in the challenges of trying to use science to settle contested policy issues. You can read the op-ed here.

The Honest Broker, Second Edition

hb_coverI am happy to announce that I’ve committed to a second edition of The Honest Broker. In the coming months I’ll post up a table of contents and some details. There will be lots of new material and many updated cases/examples.

If you have comments or suggestions, I welcome them.