When major sports leagues shut down or were postponed earlier this year, the move was a powerful message for many that the COVID-19 pandemic needed to be taken seriously. Their reopening could also serve to amplify a powerful message: this time, for racial justice, says Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern.
The Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling on Monday, giving states the green light to legalize the practice. “The concerns we might have about the immorality of sports gambling will not be as significant as the fun people have betting on their favorite teams,” says Roger Abrams, a law professor and leading authority on the intersection of sports and the law.
Tim Scannell had known that he wanted to become a coach back in the mid-1980s, when he was playing high school sports. But it wasn’t until he joined Northeastern’s baseball team and began playing for legendary skipper Neil McPhee that he started to develop a coaching philosophy, one that would eventually guide him to unprecedented success at college baseball’s Division III level.