Articles in this issue:

  • Khalid Ballouli

    During my fifth year as a professional baseball player, my career would end on a Friday night in Montgomery, AL, where I was a starting pitcher in a weekend series opener against the Montgomery Biscuits, the Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. They had just completed building a new baseball stadium in Montgomery, and the atmosphere at the park that night was electric for a minor league baseball game. In the bottom half of the first inning, a sellout crowd had risen to its feet and began singing and clapping in unison as Biscuits’ leadoff batter Johnny Raburn strode to the plate to...Read more

  • Chad Seifried

    Sport and entertainment organizations regularly engage in activities that center on securing and maintaining a competitive advantage. In recent years, some work that I have been involved with (e.g., Seifried, 2012, 2014; Seifried & Katz, 2015; Seifried, Katz, & Pfleegor, 2015; Seifried & Meyer, 2010; Seifried & Pajoutan, 2014; Soebbing, Seifried, Walker, & Pfleegor, 2016) highlighted and/or demonstrated the contribution and appreciation of history as a special source of competitive advantage. Externally, evidence for this practice is strong across multiple sport and...Read more

  • Michael A. Odio

    In 2011 Eric Glatt may have made himself the most famous intern in the entertainment industry. He led a recently settled class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight over his experience as an unpaid intern for the film “Black Swan” that brought a lot of media attention and a national discussion about wage issues for interns. Seventeen years before Glatt tested the legality of an unpaid internship, another unpaid intern’s lawsuit also brought attention to a more troubling issue. Bridget O’Connor sued the psychiatric center where she was an unpaid intern alleging sexual harassment from her...Read more

  • Emma Sherry

    Sport has the power to change the world” states the famous Nelson Mandela quote. As sports academicians, fans, practitioners, and participants, we instinctively know the veracity of such a pronouncement, but how do we know? There is a growing body of research that investigates how sport may be used for development outcomes. Indeed, a growing number of academicians and practitioners alike are developing an interest in or focus on the use of sport for development as they identify sport and active recreation programs as effective mechanisms for achieving social change—change for individuals...Read more