Frank Fear: For years I assumed that higher education valued social responsibility in athletic administration. But universities pay primary attention to winning, branding/marketing, and finances. Social responsibility is often relegated to the undercard.
Frank Fear: The onerous outcome of New York State’s policy is that a large number of people won’t be voting on Tuesday.
Frank Fear: I don’t know what football will look like in ten years. But I do know things can’t stay as they are today. Players are at risk, especially young players. We must move beyond hyperbole and do what’s right.
Frank Fear: The Powell Manifesto tells us—in bold terms—how important it is to frame the essence of a movement and, then, to sustain political action over an extended period of time.
Frank Fear: The reality is that college attendance hasn’t translated into high levels of academic attainment for Blacks who play revenue-generating sports at major US universities. NCAA Discrimination
Frank Fear: The fight to make America Progressive again is going to take millions and millions of people wanting change—for different reasons and at various depths.
Frank Fear: The integration of Major League Baseball—with incredible courage shown by the Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson—is known across America. Not as familiar is the integration story in major college football.
Frank Fear: A “good society” isn’t out-of-balance, but out-of-balance we are today. That’s why a Progressive response is so timely—a response that values justice, equity, and people, especially those who are less able to speak for themselves.
Frank Fear: College athletes rarely speak out or organize for social causes—individually or collectively. The picture changes, though, if we focus on the athletes’ identity as student-athletes.
new executive arrived in my town a few years ago. He came from the private sector to take the reins of a public institution. With experience in getting results, he said the best way forward was to identify priorities and then establish goals with timelines. And he did just that. A game plan was set. […]
Frank Fear: The New York Times reported last week that FanDuel and DraftKings are worth over $1 billion dollars each. And the two companies have spent over $27 million dollars to air over 8000 TV ads since the young NFL season began.
Frank Fear: Sanders isn’t talking about change via a policy here, a program there. He’s talking about re-scripting the social order.
Frank Fear: And while Trump and Sanders—as party outsiders—have a tough road ahead, the challenge they face pales in comparison to The Institutional Problem you and I face all the time, each and every day—defending ourselves from institutional self-interest.