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Boise St. fires AD in wake of NCAA investigation

Boise St. fires AD in wake of NCAA investigation | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier is out after more than 30 years at the university as a result of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
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This article is about the Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier that was fired because of unethical "secondary" violations. From the years 2005-2008 Mr. Bleymaier reportedly gave 63 of his player benefits worth about 5,000 dollars. This kind of behavior goes against NCAA rules and regulations, therefore causing Mr. Bleymaier to be fired from his job. This type of unethical behavior from an Athletic Director is not ok and has not only cost him his job but also the athletes now have to suffer. For someone like me who wants to be an Athletic Director, reading articles like these really help to understand the severity of being ethical in this profession.   

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Ethics in Youth Sports

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Ethical issues for players, coaches, and parents
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This article is about youth athletics and what role they really play in a child's life. Youth sports play a big role in society today but the question this article brings up is whether youth sports is about winning and becoming a pro athlete, or teaching the youth about the sport and have them learn values for the sport. After reading this article I feel that athletics is about a child learning a sport and getting values and characters from that sport. To me youth sports are there to help shape young minds and to teach them about rules and how if they put there mind to it they can do it. Youth sports are meant to be about learning and teaching the children to always give there best. As the profession of an Athletic Director I will be working with children athletes everyday, so understanding the impact sports has on the youth is a good thing to know.

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What Role Does Ethics Play in Sports?

What Role Does Ethics Play in Sports? | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
Distinguishing between gamesmanship and sportsmanship
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This article discusses what role ethics plays in sports in a general form. The article goes on say that ethics in sport deals with everyone involved, from the coaches, the athletes, the referee's, to the parents on the sidelines. Ethic in sports is a big deal, and everyone at the sporting event needs to be aware of the ethical way to act. Another good topic this article discusses is the difference between gamesmanship and sportsmanship. For my profession of one day being an Athletic Director I need to not only remind myself and my coaches but also the athletes that sports are not all about win. Sports are about enjoying the game and doing your best to make your team successful. Dealing with ethical situations are going to happen in my line of work everyday. Making sure my coaches and I are making ethical discussion to not only better themselves as person but also there athletes.  

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NKU concludes investigation into ethical misconduct by former athletic director

The university fired Eaton in March for multiple ethics code violations, including misuse of funds.
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NKU fires athletics director over ethical violations - Cincinnati Business Courier

NKU fires athletics director over ethical violations - Cincinnati Business Courier | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
Northern Kentucky University has fired Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott...
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This article is about former Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Scott Eaton. NKU was fired Scott Eaton for unsuspected ethical violations. This article does not go into great depth about what unethical events that happened with Mr. Eaton but in a letter from Geoffrey Mearns (NKU President) he does state that the information he found out about Mr. Eaton needed a "swift and decisive response". In sports management we talk a lot about ethics and how ethical decision effect everyone around them. After reading this article it kind of bothered me how NKU has the letter from Mr. Eaton telling what he has done but NKU will not release that information. I am not by any means knowledge in legal matters but I am sure there is a way to sensitively word the offenses that Eaton has committed. Also, the articles feels as if they are protecting him and even at the end defend Eaton and tell how he was the one to got NKU into Division I, ending the article on a good note. Ethical I feel letting Eaton go for his supposed unethical behavior was a good call, but it is unethical and looks bad on NKU for trying to protect Eaton.

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Hutchinson: No 'Zero Tolerance' Policy, Sports Participation a 'Privilege' - Patch.com

Hutchinson: No 'Zero Tolerance' Policy, Sports Participation a 'Privilege' - Patch.com | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
Philly.com Hutchinson: No 'Zero Tolerance' Policy, Sports Participation a 'Privilege' Patch.com After a long silence from school administration over the past several days about the controversial punishment of a high school student who picked up a...
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This article is about a high school athlete named Erin Cox who was arrested at a high school party were alcohol was involved. Erin was the Capitan of the North Andover High School  Girls Volleyball team, and after the incident of getting arrested by the police at a party she was stripped from her title as Capitan and was suspended from five games. There is a big debate on whether this is ethically fair or not. Erin has stated that she was not at the party to be partying but was there to pick up a friend, and at the same moment she was there police were arresting the high school kids and she got arrested. For a Profession one day I would like to be an Athletic Director for a high school. I found this article to be very interesting to see how the school handled such a situation, because every high school would have handled this situation differently. Ethical situations like these I tend to find interesting because ethics can be such a fine line, and with a situation as this it can make a big impact on someone's life.       

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John Wooden: the difference between winning and succeeding

http://www.ted.com With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he ...

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This video is by John Wooden and is about how there is a difference between winning and succeeding. He goes on to tell a lot about his personal life and the experiences he went through. UCLA was the team he coached, and used a lot of his philosophy's in coaching his team. I found this video to be very enlightening, it made me think of sports in another light. Sports is not all about winning. but also about bettering yourself as an individual and athlete. This is type of thinking and philosophy is what I think pro athletes in sport forget all about. All these ethical situations going around out there are causing a lot of issues in sports and I feel this video really brings it all back to what sports is all about. As I some day hope to be an Athletic Director for a high school, I think keeping a level head like Mr. Wooden would be a good mentor for someone like me.   

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MARSIELLE FOSTER's curator insight, May 18, 2014 6:58 PM

The" Wooding" definition of Success breeds winning in more areas the sports. With high moral standards and ethical practices he makes success about the dedication of doing your best instead of winning at all cost. 

Dillon Fury's curator insight, September 10, 2014 12:47 PM

Winning the game is not everything. Being successful is not defined by who won the game either.

Jasmine Szemenyei's curator insight, April 13, 2015 10:41 AM

I love Coach Wooden!

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Ethics in College Sports

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Are college sports compatible with the goals of higher education?
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This article is about how there are many ethical issue surrounding college sports these days. The article goes on to discuss the multiple reasons as to why these ethical issues are occurring. Ethics play a big role in sports and right now not many of the players and coaches out there are thinking and acting very ethically. Some of the questions asked in the text are "Are College Sports Compatible with the Goals of Higher Education?", and "Do we exploit college athletes if we don't pay them?", these types of questions are good for college sports to be thinking about. I one day hope to be an Athletic Director for either a high school or college, but with both f these professions ethics plays a big role. Understanding and learning about ethics and how one decision can affect a lot of other people is a good way to think, when working in sports.

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The Ethics & Role of Sports in Our Society

Fred Whitfield, President & Chief Operatin Officer for the Charlotte Bobcats; and Peter Roby, Athletic Director at Northeastern University, discussed ways in...
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This video is about how athletics and athletes plays a big role in society. Two main individuals in this video are Peter Roby who is the Athletic Director for Northeastern University, and Fred Whitfield who is the President of the Charlotte Bobcats. They both go on to discuss personal experiences with sports that made them better individuals, and helped them ethically through life to help them get to were they are today. This video also discusses how the athletes of Northeastern University go and help there community and show the children in that community what great role models they are. Being an Athletic Director you really get to see children evolve in a positive way through sports, and this is one main reason I want to be an AD.

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Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins May Face Ethics Issue Over Exercise Equipment

Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins May Face Ethics Issue Over Exercise Equipment | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
TOPEKA, Kan.— The University of Kansas' chancellor ordered a review Wednesday of athletic director Lew Perkins' acceptance of thousands of dollars worth of exercise equipment but also suggested he'd been the victim of "a rush to judgment." Chancellor...
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This article is about Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins getting in trouble because he accepted equipment from a company in return for some tickets. Mr. Perkins is fighting for himself and saying he was being black mailed and did not have a choice in the matter. This type of situation is very unethical, if he really did accept the bribe. As an Athletic Director you have to make sure you are not taking bribes from people, it may not seem like a bribe but any form of gift or free something can cause there to be an unethical situation. Some companies do not let there employees accept a gift over a certain amount because it can be viewed as a bribe and make that company look bias. I'm hoping to one day be an Athletic Director and it is little things like this that I need to make sure I understands so that way I do not put myself in an unethical situation.     

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Greenville athletic director resigns after boys soccer team uses ineligible player; Lakers to forfeit five victories

Greenville athletic director resigns after boys soccer team uses ineligible player; Lakers to forfeit five victories | Sports Managment: Boston, J. | Scoop.it
GREENVILLE, Maine — If the Greenville High School boys soccer team is to make a return trip to the Class D state championship match later this fall, it will have to overcome an additional hurdle.

Via Glen Schoot
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This article is about an Athletic Director (AD) from Greenville High School named Jeff Stafford. Mr. Stafford made a pretty important oversight as a AD and allowed a boy for the Greenville High School boys soccer team play even though he was ineligible. The young man was suppose to be ineligible to play due to his grades from the former year. Mr. Stafford allowed the boy to play on the team not realizing that the boy was ineligible. After a couple games were played the oversight was found and the boy was no longer allowed to play on the team and Mr. Stafford owned up to the mistake and later that day resigned. I find this article to be very insightful because I one day hope to be in the profession of being an AD for a high school. I was able to intern with an AD a year ago and I do remember have to go over the eligibility of all the athlete students to make sure they were eligible for that year and had all there paper work in. Knowing what is expected from an individual in that job is a good way to make sure you know what your getting into even if the job description doesn't say it.   

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Joshua Pokorney's curator insight, April 20, 2014 7:28 AM

Learning the wrong way at a young age. Athletic director resigns amid academic scandal.

michelle shakir's curator insight, July 17, 9:58 PM

Due to an ineligible player, the Athletic Director and Head Coach no only puts the boys soccer team in a position to relinquish five of their wins but it also resulted in the Athletic Director to resign after 14 years.