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Posts Tagged ‘sports’


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Understanding race and sports

Ben Carrington

Ben Carrington

In his new book, Ben Carrington, an associate sociology professor at The University of Texas at Austin, investigates how sports shapes racial discourse. He talked to Jessica Sinn, in the College of Liberal Arts, about the book, “Race, Sport and Politics” on the Shelf Life blog.

Carrington, who played a bit of football (soccer, that is) in his native England, says sports is more than fun and games. He challenges sociologists to take sports seriously and take a closer look at the subject.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In good taste

Professor John Ivy, developer of Puresport.

Professor John Ivy, developer of Puresport.

John Ivy, a professor in the Department of Health Education and Kinesiology, has studied human performance for decades. He knows what helps athletes compete better and what doesn’t.

He’s poured that knowledge into a sports drink called PureSport. It combines carbohydrates, protein and other essentials to help athletes during an event and for recovery after.

“We did taste tests on about 10 different flavors over about four different runs to get the four flavors and consistency we
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