3Qs: What’s next for Lance Armstrong?

Road racing cyclist Lance Arm­strong has report­edly admitted to using per­for­mance enhancing drugs in an exclu­sive inter­view with Oprah Win­frey. We asked a trio of experts to explain how this news will affect him in the court of law and public opinion.

3Qs: Life after the Olympics

Jus­tine Siegal of Sport in Society says early prepa­ra­tion and a strong sense of self can help Olympic ath­letes lead suc­cessful lives long after their playing days are over.

Welcome to college

Northeastern’s Center for STEM Edu­ca­tion hosted 160 middle-​​school stu­dents for an all-​​day pro­gram that intro­duced the teens to col­le­giate life.

Empowering students to prevent school bullying

Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, and the Mass­a­chu­setts Inter­scholastic Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion have teamed up to create an anti-​​​​bullying lead­er­ship training ini­tia­tive for high-​​​​school student-​​​​athletes, coaches, teachers and … read more »

In sports recruiting, how young is too young?

Real Madrid has signed a 7-​​year-​​old soccer player from Argentina, who will begin training with the Spanish club’s youth squad in Sep­tember. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, to explain how par­ents, coaches and pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tions can best safe­guard the social and psy­cho­log­ical devel­op­ment of a sports prodigy.

3Qs: Sports under a microscope of suspicion

The winner of the 98th Tour de France will be crowned on Sunday in Paris. But the event has been tainted by ongoing alle­ga­tions of blood doping and the use of performance-​​enhancing drugs by cycling’s top per­formers. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, to ana­lyze the impact of such illegal prac­tices in pro­fes­sional sports.

3Qs: ‘A discussion that cannot be muted’

Last week, Phoenix Suns Pres­i­dent Rick Welts revealed that he is gay. We asked Dan Lebowitz, exec­u­tive director of Sport in Society, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity research center, to explain the dearth of openly gay male ath­letes in pro­fes­sional sports.

Crime and the college athlete

Jour­nalist and alumnus Jeff Bene­dict dis­cusses the issues raised by his Sports Illus­trated story about crim­inal behavior in the ranks of the nation’s elite col­lege foot­ball players