Athletes abusing steroids in professional sports is a conversation that has been spoken about ever since their discovery. From baseball, basketball, to mixed martial arts, there have been countless cases in where a sport icon has been caught with a banned substance and has faced serious consequences. Athletes can lose anything from sponsorships, scholarships and even fan support, which is believed to be an integral part of creating the individual's image. But what do those who aren't athletes, who are fans of the sport, think of those who willingly use performance-enhancing drugs, PEDs, to cheat their way to the top? While many are against it, there are those who think … [Read more...] about PEDs in Sports, What Does the Public Think?
By Shane Burrell |Sports Editor| & Loydie Burmah |Opinions Editor| Queer collegiate athletes can risk their professional careers by coming out. Queer college athletes have a higher risk of risking their professional sports careers by coming out due to the lack of support from the professional sports community. Coming out is an ongoing process, and for the queer athlete revealing one’s true identity does not stop in the locker room. “Homophobia is a salient theme within both collegiate and non-collegiate male athletic subcultures,” wrote researchers Kenneth B. Muir and Trina Seitz in their participant-observational study on machismo, misogyny, and homophobia within … [Read more...] about Queer athletes deserve recognition