Course Name: The Morality and Humanity of the World of Sports
Instructor: Mike LeVan
In 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers have already committed $193.8 million dollars to their payroll. The Houston Astros have committed $5.5 million. How can this be considered to be a "competitive" league?
Has the NFL hidden safety information regarding concussions of their players? What does this say about the value of a human life?
Ohio State football brings in over $35 million per year, yet the players see almost none of the revenue? Is it time to start paying college players for their skills?
What is the state of women's sports in the USA? If the WNBA is the most successful women's sport franchise, yet still loses millions, is it time to stop trying to create professional sports opportunities for women?
Is there racial diversity in professional sports? If 82% of all professional athletes are minorities, why are there less than 10% in the front office?
In this course, we will look at several different aspects of professional and amateur sports. There are racial, gender, economic, humane, and many other issues that players, coaches, and parents face every day. We will discuss these issues in all different areas of the world of sports.