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I’ve read many articles on whether Serena Williams’ behavior at the US Open during her finals match against Naomi Osaka was justified, an over-the-top emotional response to perceived unfair treatment, expressing her first amendment rights, or a little bit of each. Williams rais...

In case you are not aware, the recently passed tax reform bill is likely to have a huge effect on funding college sports including the elimination of a tax break that benefits major athletic programs. Currently, donations made to certain booster clubs or university general fund...

September 27, 2016

Differences in Ethical Values Between the Two Countries

I just returned from several days in Japan and noticed a marked difference in how Japanese people carry themselves in public and ethical values that differ from those in the U.S. Traveling in Japan one notices right away ho...

September 1, 2016

Is it Time for the 49ers to ‘Sack’ Kaepernick?

In ethics we say there is a difference between what a person has a right to do and what the right thing to do is. This is the question raised by Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the playing of our National Anthem. No one de...

December 2, 2014

The Ends do not justify the Means in an Ethical Decision-Making System

Five ethical values underlie academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. Recent disclosures about the actions of two professors at prominent universities brings into question whe...

May 13, 2014

“Game Respect” Fouls are Designed to Encourage NBA Players to Act Like Men, Not Children

When your child acts out do you give him a time out or ignore it and walk away? This is the question the NBA faced when in 2010 it broadened the circumstances under which officials can call...

February 19, 2014

Harassment and Cyberbullying have no place in Sports

On February 17 I read a tweet by Richie Incognito that said: “I would like to send Jonathan [Martin] my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)”

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January 6, 2014

Gamesmanship versus Sportsmanship

Now that the post-season playoffs have started in professional football I thought it would be a good time to discuss sport ethics. The past year has seen several instances of bad sportsmanship and some of these are discussed below. I look at spo...

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