The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays take place April 6-9 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This annual track and field event attracts athletes from Texas and across the country. Faculty members at the university are available to discuss racial discourse in American culture, the role of sports in the integration of America, underlying… » Continue Reading
Event: Arthur R. Miller, one of the nation's most distinguished legal scholars and a renowned commentator on the law and society, will moderate a panel discussion on "Sports, Media and Race: The Impact on America." Harry Edwards, author of "The Revolt of the Black Athlete" and architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which… » Continue Reading
Event: Athletes have allegedly been using steroids and performance-enhancing drugs for more than 20 years, yet it's only over the past five years that the issue has received significant attention from sports journalists. Last week, ABC and ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger said he doesn't trust journalists when they report about steroids. Malcolm Moran, the… » Continue Reading
Event: Dr. Verner Moeller, a top international scholar at Denmark's Aarhus University, will be the guest speaker at The University of Texas at Austin's first McCraw Lecture of 2010-11. Moeller will discuss doping and the media in elite sports, focusing on whether or not media allegations that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has… » Continue Reading
Independent bloggers represent the least trusted media type and are the most likely to be turned down for press pass requests, according to the first academic study to assess the sentiments of media-credentialing executives in sports organizations toward new media coverage.