Passionate Sports Fans Are More Likely to Endorse Right-Wing Policies
The outliers are basketball aficionados, who tend to lean leftward.
Does Education Have Any Place in College Sports Programs?
The Big Ten Conference's Year of Readiness proposal, which would push freshman athletes to the sidelines, is supposedly about giving students time to explore educational opportunities, but the financial benefits to colleges and universities are hard to ignore.
Not About LeBron: Economic Restructuring in Cleveland
The basketball star isn't the only one moving back to Ohio. Even with manufacturing on the decline, Cleveland is drawing talented migrants from other areas.
Selfishness Pays: Every Assist Costs an NBA Player $6,000
Teamwork wins games, but a taste for “hero ball” means players are much less cooperative during playoffs. That kind of selfish play is often rewarded with boatloads of money.
In the Picture: Basketball, Teen Dreams, and Health Benefits of Green
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
Stop Denying the Hot Hand: Basketball Streaks Do Exist
New data and statistical theory are overturning 30-year-old research that failed to find evidence of streaky shooting on the basketball court. The hot hand, it turns out, really does exist—and it may apply to a lot more than just sports.
If You Want to Be in the NBA It Helps to Grow Up Rich
LeBron James was right, then, when he said: "I'm LeBron James. From Akron, Ohio. From the inner city. I am not even supposed to be here."
Remember When Jews Dominated Professional Basketball?
There are only so many sports you can grow up playing in the inner city.