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Black Boys Playing Ball: Race and Masculinity in American Basketball

Since its invention in the late 19th century, basketball has become one of the most popular sports in the world today. It is one of the most widely known and watched televised sports especially in the United States where many … Continue reading

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Media Frames in Track and Field

When one thinks of the sport Track and Field, names such as Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, and Mo Farah may come to mind.  Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world in the 100m and 200m race is probably the … Continue reading

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Moma, Are We There Yet?

When I was younger, I always wanted to play football. I had no idea of the sport and just like any other five-year old, I only dreamt of participating in such an alternate fantasy. Growing up, I always said, “Moma, … Continue reading

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Moma, Are We There Yet?

Research Question: Why specifically in the African American community do males look for sports towards avenues of success? Although sports indeed keep many children out of trouble, and can help mold them into positive characters within the community, it can … Continue reading

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Track and Field and Racial Stereotypes

Tom Jordan’s article “Track and Field”, provides an in depth history about the sport, and basic information about the events themselves.  The author briefly describes the history and current dynamics of all categories of the events.  I also learned a … Continue reading

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Running Cyborgs

My research question is: How has technology advanced our bodies in running? My first source is Sport, Technology, and the Body: The Nature of Performance, written by Tara Magdalinski. This book closely describes the relationship between sports, technology, and the … Continue reading

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The invisible man that rules baseball

Throughout my research I wanted the focal point to emphasize on gender differences in baseball, but that would have been a huge topic to cover, so instead I will be only looking at the roles that are played by women. … Continue reading

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A sobering experience on UCSD Track and Field

I have been high jumping for 8 years now, but I never excelled until my second year of Junior College.  I never dreamed I would have been the best high jumper in the state, and definitely never dreamed of being … Continue reading

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Swimming for Real

For this class, I chose to do my sport on swimming. To engage myself within this sport, I decided to spectate some of the rec swimming clubs on campus. One of them is a conditioning swim recreational class that takes … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain

The constant beep of my alarm clock, it sounds like an ambulance is driving through my room with its sirens blaring.  It is a Sunday morning and I am waking up before sun rises. There is something wrong with this … Continue reading

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