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Sports Websites, Newspapers and Blogs

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General Sites/Daily Publications/Social Media

Twitter for Sports
Great list of articles, tips, tricks and best practices from Twitter media.

ESPN.com

ESPNmag.com/

CBS Sports

FOX Sports

Sporting News

SI.com

Sports Illustrated Vault
Archive of more than 50 years of SI stories and photos.

NewspaperLinks.com
Links to nearly every online newspaper site.

USAToday.com

Quickish
Sports aggregation site, part of USA Today.

LATimes.com

WashingtonPost.com

NYTimes.com

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun-Times

KCStar.com

Sports Directories

Yahoo! Sports

Bballsports.com Historical Sports Stats Database


Sports-Central.org

SportsJones.com
Online magazine that features interviews, book reviews, etc.

SportsPages.com
Comprehensive, broken down by sports, papers, columnists, etc. and with links to team and league Web sites. Good industry talk.

Esports Media Group
Several links to columns and other news about cybersports world.

SportsJournalists.com
Message boards and industry talk.

SportsNewsNetwork.com

Sportsbyline.com

Fansonly.com

SportsTerminal.com

SportsWebSearch.com
A good general clearinghouse site. Daily top headlines and a strong search engine.

The Bleacher Report
Stories and updates on several sports stories. Part of the Fox Sports on MSN Network.

FieldTurf.com
The page that takes you to articles from various national publications that write about field turf, stadium and field issues, etc.

AllSports.com

STATS Inc.

Bball.com's Historical Stats Database
Stats for hockey, basketball, baseball and football

E-Sports

SportsMediaGuide.com
This site, affiliated with The Sports Institute at Boston University, explores the art and craft of sports journalism. It consists of Q &A interviews with sports media pros - veteran and novice. The site's goal is to humanize sports media while serving as a teaching resource.

On Sports Blog
Written by Joe Gisondi, who teaches journalism at Eastern Illinois University. Covers everything from youth sports to the pros.

RetroSheet.org
Founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible. Good for basic fact-checking on stats, history, etc.

MapMyRun.com
This site enables you to use Google Maps to plot your running or walking routes. It's fun and easy to use, and you can see exactly how much mileage you're racking up. Fun for a local story.

Mashable: Worst Pro Athletes' on Twitter
Which ones average the most mistakes per 100 words. It's good ...

Tennis World
Coverage of the sport, tips, etc.

Sports Blogs

Deadspin
Sports blog covers sports, sports media and other issues with an edge.

Awful Announcing
Hilarious videos of mistakes and scuttlebut on the sports announcing industry.

Moneyplayers Blog
Marc Isenberg's blog covers the business of sports, from preps to the pros.

Jason Peck's Sports Blog
Covers the digital community of sports.

Lombardi on Football
A former NFL executive blogs about the league. Some great scoops and perspective.

Major League Baseball Blogs
Players and others blog on the game, life.

Major League Baseball Trade Rumors
A great blog that tracks trades, gossip and news. Links off to several national publications. One-stop shopping for trade information.

Gilbert Arenas Blog
A colorful, entertaining blog from Washington Wizards guard.

Pro Sports Leagues

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FOOTBALL

NFL.com

Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL Players Association

Mel Kiper's NFL Draft Page

DraftInsiders.com
Complete NFL draft preview and coverage.

Footballsfuture.com
A site dedicated to pre-draft coverage.

SuperBowl.com
Offbeat facts and figures on Super Bowl.

Pro Football Weekly

Billwallacesports.com
Veteran Pro Football Weekly columnist has his own site.

DatabaseFootball.com
NFL stats, player information, records, draft data, and more.

PFWsports.com
Archives of Pro Football Weekly publications.

Football Outsiders
Pro football extreme statistical analysis.

Football.com

FootballsFuture.com

Armchair Quarterback

Arena Football

Sports Illustrated: Inside the NFL
Don Banks' NFL site.





BASKETBALL


NBA.com

NBADraft.net

WNBA.com

NBA Development League

Basketball Reference


InsideHoops.com
NBA and basketball news galore.


Europe Basketball Resources
A directory that provides links to European basketball Websites. It is unique in that it only lists English language sites. The directory is arranged by country and is updated frequently.


Probasketball.About.com

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

Hoops Hype
NBA basketball web site.


DraftExpress.com
NBA Draft projection site.


NBADraft.net


RemembertheABA.com
Archives of player stats, standings, FAQ, newspaper articles and fashion guide from the 1970s league. It's a fan site.

Basketballfix.com




BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

USA Today: Baseball Salaries Database
Find salaries of specific players on specific teams, going back several years.

MinorLeagueBaseball.com
Good source for stats.

MLB Players Association

Baseball-Reference.com
Stats on players, managers, etc.

Major League Baseball Blogs
Players and others blog on the game, life.

Major League Baseball Trade Rumors
A great blog that tracks trades, gossip and news. Links off to several national publications. One-stop shopping for trade information.

Ballpark Reviews
A web site dedicated to major- and minor-league ballparks.

About.com: Baseball Rules
Learn the basics of the game.

BaseballsSteroidEra.com
News, lists of players who have tested positive, etc.

The Business of Baseball
Resources galore on how the game works. Read archives of articles, links, bios, etc. Subscribe to the newsletter.

Library of Congress: Historical Baseball Resources

Baseball Prospectus
Covering all levels of baseball, this site features stats, blog, newsletter, archived radio broadcasts and more.

BaseballTips.com
Suggestions on equipment, radar guns, safety, etc.

Library of Congress: Selected Baseball Sites

Baseball Weekly/USA Today

Minor League News
Feature stories on players throughout minor league sports (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), investigative pieces, industry news, editorials and even a kids publication written by and for kids (MLNKids.com).

Understanding Baseball Signs
St. Petersburg Times helps you understand how base coaches send/interpret signs.

BaseballAmerica.com
Another good source for minor league baseball information.

Society for American Baseball Research
Original research and links to many studies.

BaldEagle.com
RBI: Research in Baseball Index. Links to every type of baseball study under the sun.

Sporting News Baseball

Ballparks.com

Knuckleball Headquarters
Profiles on pitchers who throw that freak of physics -- the knuckleball.

CBS Sportsline: MLB Stats

ESPN: Understanding Baseball Waivers
Baseball analyst Jayson Stark provides the answers.

Baseball America Online Stats

Sports Illustrated: Inside Baseball
Jon Heyman's baseball page.

Baseball Prospectus

College World Series


HOCKEY

NHL

The Hockey News

The Hockey Database
A quick way to check bios, stats and other info. on players, coaches and legends at several levels of hockey. Message boards and link pages too!

Hockey Research Association
History of the game and many, many links to other research sites. One-stop shopping for puck history.

American Hockey League

International Hockey League

United States Hockey League

European Hockey Net
Bios, standings and news from the European leagues.

US CollegeHockey.com
News and info. from NCAA and USCHO hockey.

CNNSI's Minor League Hockey page
News, standings and other updates.

The Hockey Database Links Page
Links to dozens of research, history and fan pages.

German Elite Hockey League DEL (Deutsche Eishockey Liga) Magazine
More than 100 North Americans currently play in the DEL, including ex- NHLers like coaches Dave King and Pierre Page, GM Butch Goring or players Dave McLlwain, Derek Plante or Ken Sutton."


AUTO RACING

NASCAR

National Hot Rod Association

USAC Midgets

Formula1.com

RacingOne.com

Indy Racing League

Indianapolis 500

How Stuff Works: NASCAR
Breaks down how NASCAR race cars work.


GOLF

PGA

LPGA

The Golf Channel

The Masters

Golf Web

Golf Stars Online
Find online information and resources on the world's top golfers. Included are the top 200+ players from the PGA, senior PGA, LPGA and European tours.

BadGolfer.com
Funny tips on hitting into bunkers, etc.

Golf Business

National Golf Foundation
Insights and research on the business of golf.

Golf Course Superintendents Assn.
of America

National Golf Foundation

Palmer Course Design Company


TENNIS

U.S. Tennis Association

Tennis.com

Tennis Server

Wimbledon

Sports Medicine and Psychology

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National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury
Stats, studies and media contacts from the University of North Carolina. Includes annual reports, definitions and more.

DrugFreeSport.com
Stats, facts, news story links, testing information, etc. The National Center for Drug Free Sport was created because there was to focus on the specific needs of sports organizations.

CDC: Concussion in Youth Sports
You can use this database to track salaries, bonuses, etc.

Stanford University Human Performance Laboratory
Focuses on athletics and human performance.

BaseballsSteroidEra.com
News, lists of players who have tested positive, etc.

SportsMedicine.miningco.com

National Athletic Trainers Association

PubMed: Steroids
Go to this page and do a search for athletes steroids side effects. This search returns 183 articles published in medical journals on the side effects of steroid use in athletes.

SteroidLaw.com
Background on how the laws work, etc.

American College of Sports Medicine

Brain Injury Resource Center

National Association of Sports Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Sports Medical Center

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine.com
A great one-stop portal for organizations, tips, news, etc.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
This site does more than hawk sports drinks. It also offers training types, hydration and diet suggestions. Good reading for athletes and trainers.

American College of Sports Medicine
Good for sourcing and features a newsroom, publications, and health & fitness information sections.

Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

SportsMed.org: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Database of sports medicine experts, media room, updates on advances in sports medicine.

International Federation of Sports Medicine
A journal, newsletter and more.

Journalist's Resource: Sports-Related Concussions Research
A collection of studies, stats and stories.

MedStudents.com: Background on Steroids
A good quick-reference page.

USA Today: How Steroids Changed the Game
A cover story on steroid use in baseball. Includes a survey. Helpful in backgrounding steroid stories.

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation Links

The Physician and Sports Medicine

ProCon: Sports and Drugs

KidsHealth.org: Sports Injuries
A child-wellness site with tips, facts, links and many other resources about sports safety.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

National Association of Athletic Trainers: Tips for Avoiding Concussions

Medical College of Wisconsin Healthlink: Sports Concussions

University of Virginia Health System: Second Impact Syndrome and Sports Concussions

WebMD: Background on Sports Concussions
From 2004.

DrugFreeSport.com: Anabolic Steroid Facts
A great quick-reference sheet.

Institute of Motion Analysis and Research
University of Dundee site is helpful for stories on sports injuries.

Urban Institute
Non-partisan economic and social policy research. Covers issues such as crime, education, health, housing, economy, etc.

Nature: The Science of Doping
Article on blood doping and athletics, by Donald A. Berry at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.

ACL Injury Prevention

RXlist.com
Look up details of prescription drugs.

Sports Injuries
This handout from the National Institute on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease.

National Cheer Safety Foundation

Olympics Resources

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2012 Summer Olympics in London

London Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012 Schedule

NBC Olympics TV Schedule

NBC Olympics Page

Olympic.org London 2012 Page
Official IOC Olympics page.

Facebook Olympics 2012 Hub

Olympic.org
Official site of the Olympic movement. IOC news.

USOC Home Page

AP Stylebook Guide for Summer Olympics
No more digging through the sports guidelines. This list breaks out commonly used terms.

The Guardian Olympics 2012

BBC Olympics 2012

ESPN Olympics 2012

Guardian: 16 Examples of Interactives for Olympic Coverage
Great examples from British media outlets.

Olympic History

Around the Rings: Business of the Olympics

Get Ahead of the Games
Traveling to London? This site tells you how to get around. Also, follow @gaotg.

Olympics in the Digital Age

Social Media Guide to the Summer Olympics

The Guardian: Olympic Bodies
Video, interactives, etc., on Olympic athlete training.

NBC: Weirdest Olympic Sports
Slideshow of offbeat Olympic sports from the past.


2016 Summer Olympics Bid Resources

AroundtheRings.com
Covers the business of the Olympics. Includes archives, newsletter and useful links section.

GamesBids.com
Site covers cities' bids for upcoming Summer and Winter Olympics.

ChicagoGames.com
Chicago Tribune's coverage of the bid.

Globetrotting Blog
By Chicago Tribune Olympics writer Phil Hersh.

Chicago Sun-Times 2016 Olympics Bid Coverage

Chicago2016.org
Official Chicago bid site.

Madrid2016
Madrid, Spain's official bid page.

Rio2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's official bid page.

Tokyo 2016 Blog
Unofficial blog supporting the city's bid.

U.S. Olympic Committee
Official site of the U.S. team. Details on each sport, bios, Summer Games page, etc.

International Olympic Committee
Athlete bios, multimedia gallery, links to future games sites and Olympic Museum and education pages.

IOC International Sports Calendar

General Association of International Sports Federations


2008 Summer Olympics Official Sites and Media Resources

Beijing Olympics: Official Site
Includes language translation, history, media operations, torch relay, etc.

U.S. Olympic Committee
Official site of the U.S. team. Details on each sport, bios, Summer Games page, etc.

International Olympic Committee
Athlete bios, multimedia gallery, links to future games sites and Olympic Museum and education pages.

Chinese Olympic Committee
Official site offers records, site information, athlete information, news headlines, etc.

China.org: Summer Olympics Site
News, events, FAQ, weather, pictures, venue graphics and events surrounding the Games.

TeamUSA.org
Athlete features, video archive, Olympic community pages.

RoadtoBeijing.org
Official website of the USOC Road to Beijing campaign. It's a fund-raising site but it has athlete bios and a newsletter.

Beijing 2008 Venue Maps
From the London 2012 Games site.

Google Maps: Torch Relay
Track where the torch is headed.

Official Olympic Torch Relay Site
Basic background on media headquarters, contact information.

Beijing Olympic Media Page

USOC Press Box
Press resources and links from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

U.S. State Department: Olympic Travel Facts
Information page addresses threat levels, legal aspects and other issues of traveling in China.


Media Coverage and Blogs

For more Olympics coverage, use the tools on the Toolbox's International News Sites section.

NBCOlympics.com
Comprehensive, around-the-clock coverage of the games from the official network. The site has live video streaming of all the sports, real-time results, etc.

MSNBC Coverage
Breaking news, TV schedule, medal count, other results.

MSNBC World Blog
Includes a "Blogging from Beijing" section.

ESPN: Olympic Sports Index

USA Today Summer Olympics Coverage

Yahoo! Sports Olympics Page

Sports Illustrated: Beijing Olympics Coverage
Updated news, site reports and blogs by SI writers. Also includes photo galleries and analysis of the TV coverage.

FoxSports: 2008 Summer Olympics

NY Times 2008 Summer Olympics Coverage

NY Times Rings: 2008 Summer Olympics Blog

Chicago Tribune: Globetrotting Blog
Phil Hersh's international sports blog.

LA Times: Ticket to Beijing
An Olympics blog by LA Times and other Tribune company writers.

SportsFanLive
A mixture of news and social networking for sports fans. They are live blogging around-the-clock during the Olympics. You can tailor the page to feed specific stories, comments, a fan-finder using Google Earth and an Olympic "blogathon."

Time.com Summer Olympics Coverage

YouTube Summer Games
Site features news, recaps, features, profiles and video on the culture of Beijing through many of its partners, including The Associated Press, New York Times, Getty Images, Reuters and Travel Channel.

Google Olympics Tools
Check event schedules, track the medal count, and get up-to-the-minute news - right on your Google homepage. You also can get text updates via Google Mobile.

International Herald Tribune Olympics Coverage

CNN 2008 Olympics Coverage

CNN.com: Summer Olympics Video
Tour of the media center and other behind-the-scenes video.

CNN iReport: Beijing Olympics
CNN's community journalism page invites people to submit photos and video from Beijing. Remember to double-check the authenticity of the photo/video.

The Beijing News

Peoples Daily Online: Beijing Olympics
English version of Chinese publication. Monitors news and preparation for the event.

AroundtheRings.com
Covers the business of the Olympics. Includes, archives, newsletter and useful links section.

GamesBids.com
Site covers cities' bids for upcoming Summer and Winter Olympics.

Summer Olympics News
A blog with updated news links and video from the Olympics. Some of the video is shot from handheld cameras around Beijing.


Issues and Politics

OlympicWatch.org
This human rights activist group monitors the situation in the People's Republic of China in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games and to campaign to achieve positive change in the lives of the people of China.

HumanRightsWatch.org: 2008 Olympic Games Basics
Includes a helpful news archive, timeline, discussion board and media center resources about China's human rights issues.

Political and Economic Introduction to China
A 2006 research paper from the British House of Commons. Some good basic background and some Olympic-specific information.

EPA: Clean Air and Energy Projects in China
Could be helpful if backgrounding stories on pollution and athlete health/safety issues during the Games.

World Health Organization
Has information on air quality in Beijing.

Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau
Directly affiliated to the Municipal Government, is in charge of the environmental protection work of the city. It's in Chinese so you'll need to put the URL into a translation tool to read it.

Editor & Publisher: Cutbacks in Olympic Coverage

Stanford University Human Performance Laboratory
Focuses on athletics and human performance.

Women's Sports: Game Face Online
Documents the societal impact women's sports has had. Includes a section on women in the sports media.


Blood Doping

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Policies, codes, fact sheets, links, control officers, etc.

World Anti-Doping Agency
Links, publications, studies, etc.

AMA: Blood Doping Study (.PDF)

Nature: The Science of Doping
Article on blood doping and athletics, by Donald A. Berry at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.

Findlaw.com: Blood Doping Links
A great collection of fact sheets and legal resources on the blood-doping controversy.

Findlaw.com: Why Blood Doping is Done

BBC: Banned Substances List
Story and list on what athletes cannot take.

BBC: Sports Doping Breakthrough

Bloodline
Site has a section on blood doping detection.


Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

PubMed: Steroids
Go to this page and do a search for athletes steroids side effects. This search returns 183 articles published in medical journals on the side effects of steroid use in athletes.

SteroidLaw.com
Background on how the laws work, etc.

MedStudents.com: Background on Steroids
A good quick-reference page.

Findlaw.com: Steroids and Performance-Enhancers

Findlaw.com: Other Drugs Abused by Athletes

Findlaw: History of Drug Use in Sports

Use the Toolbox's Sports Medicine section for more background on steroids and blood doping.


Olympic History

Tufts University: Olympics History
An in-depth historical site built by the Tufts University Library.

InfoPlease.com: Olympics Through the Years
Easy-to-use quick reference to past Games.

NationMaster.com: Olympics History Encyclopedia
Look up Games history by year.

Olympic Photo Guide: 1896-Present
Look up Games photos by year.

Wikipedia: 2004 Olympics Encyclopedia

About.com: 1980 Olympics History
Background on the U.S. Boycott of the Moscow Games.

Who, What, When Database
Great for quick fact-checking. A database of "key people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present." Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals.


Miscellaneous

RAND Study: 2012 Olympics (London)
A 77-page .PDF-format report highlighting policy areas (transport and infrastructure, and security) in which specific research tools can be used to facilitate evidence-based policy making.

Institute for Public Policy Research: Paying for 2012 Olympics
This free report explores how London is funding the 2012 Games.

Teacher Planet: Summer Olympic Resources
Worksheets, exercises and history lessons with Olympic themes. Targeted for younger students but has some value to everyone.

WorldClock Time Zones
Track your time zone from any other city/zone in the world.


Olympic Archives

2006 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

2004 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

2002 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

Sports Journalism Organizations

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Associated Press Sports Editors
Resources, jobs bank and convention info.

Association for Women in Sports Media
Scholarships, resources, job bank, contacts, etc.

SportsJournalists.com
Message boards and industry talk.

Sports Radio Interviews
Transcripts and audio of sports interviews around the nation.

Sports Business

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USC Sports Business Institute
Great for source. Site includes research projects, press room, upcoming events and contacts.

National Sports Journalism Center
Indiana University organization features blogs and columns about trends in the industry. It's a must-bookmark for sports journalists.

University of Oregon: Warsaw Sports Marketing Center
Good for finding experts, research and statistics on sports marketing trends and marketability of athletes.

SportsBiz Blog
Written by a corporate attorney who also practices sports law, this site covers both pro and college issues. It includes NCAA recruiting, lawsuits, NASCAR, etc. A great resource for finding experts on sports law and sports business.

The Sports Economist
Started by a Clemson economics professor, this blog offers in-depth business and statistical analysis of revenue data. Good place for coming up with story ideas.

National Sports Collectors Convention
Helpful in looking up value of memorabilia, autographs, etc.

The Sports Law Blog
Sports law professors weigh in the financial impact of off-field legal and economic issues. Great for sourcing.

Sports Business Journal

Sports Business Daily

NFL Players Association
Site provides background and details about the salary cap.

MLB Players Association

NBA Players Association

NHL Players Association

Sports Illustrated: Rising Ticket Costs
This database compares average prices of pro tickets in all the top markets.

USA Today Sports Salaries Database
Search pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey salaries through the years. Very handy for covering free agency.

Bowl Championship Series

PlayoffPac.com
A political action committee that supports a playoff system.

PlayoffProblem.com
Started by BCS officials and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer to oppose a playoff.

Indianapolis Star: NCAA Athletic Department Financial Database
Use the pulldown menu to select by school, or topics such as ticket sales, concessions, advertisements and sponsorships and much more. You can also sort the data. This only covers public universities, as private institutions aren't required to disclose information via Freedom of Information Act filings. You can sort by football conference, basketball conference or see rankings by topics (ticket sales, etc.)

BCSFootball.org
Explains how the BCS works and how revenue is distributed in Division I football.

Athletic Business Magazine

Team Marketing Report
Chicago-based sports research firm supplies stats on ticket prices, fan cost indexes, stadium leases, etc. An invaluable tool for sports journalists.

BizJournals: Sports Business News Ticker
Constant feed of sports headlines.

CNNMoney: The Business of Sports

Howard Bloom's Sports Business News
Includes a daily newsletter.

The Business of Baseball
Resources galore on how the game works. Read archives of articles, links, bios, etc. Subscribe to the newsletter.

BaseballTips.com
Suggestions on equipment, radar guns, safety, etc.

GoodNewsforSports.com
Background, research and statistics on the sports gear industry.

Ballparks.com

JoyceJulius.com
This firm specializes in sports marketing research and has information sports writers might find useful. In particular, sponsorship valuation numbers for the major auto racing series, as well as for the PGA, NFL, MLB, etc.

STATSInc.com

BusinessWeek 2007 Power 100: Most Powerful People in Sports

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association International
Good source for participation and sales statistics.

International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Tracks memberships to health clubs and provides other consumer research. It also can connect you with experts on health/lifestyle.

Michigan State Instutute for the Study of Youth Sport
Great resource for experts, links, etc. on sportsmanship, participation, etc.

JEA: Tips for Writing Sports Recaps on Deadline

Mashable: 11 Sportswriters You Should Follow on Twitter

Baseball Play America
A trove of information on youth baseball.

Sports Fan Graph
Track which teams have the most social media followers.

Good Sports.org
Nonprofit partners with sporting goods manufacturers to get equipment to urban and disadvantaged youth. Good for finding sources and participation statistics.

American Council on Exercise
One of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world. ACE currently has more than 40,000 certified fitness professionals in 107 countries. Has research, experts, information on faulty exercise products and scams.

Good Sports
A non-profit organization that works to increase youth sports participation and fitness by getting sports equipment into the hands of the disadvantaged. The group has many statistics on youth sports participation at many levels.

Uni Watch
Blog about sports uniforms.

The Root: Why Are So Many Athletes Broke?

TicketNews.com: Sellers Rankings and Events Rankings
Keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, ticket 'steals and deals', and more.

Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index
Tracks fan attendance costs for NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.

World Golf Foundation
A collection of the sport's top governing bodies, industry-leading companies and course operators.

College Sports and Recruiting

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Indianapolis Star: NCAA Athletic Department Financial Database
Use the pulldown menu to select by school, or topics such as ticket sales, concessions, advertisements and sponsorships and much more. You can also sort the data. This only covers public universities, as private institutions aren't required to disclose information via Freedom of Information Act filings. You can sort by football conference, basketball conference or see rankings by topics (ticket sales, etc.)

NCAA.com

BCSFootball.org
Official web site for background and news on the Bowl Championship Series.

PlayoffPac.com
A political action committee that supports a playoff system.

PlayoffProblem.com
Started by BCS officials and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer to oppose a playoff.

College BCS
Track the process for determining college football's national champion (not an official BCS site).

Scout.com

Heisman Pundit
Tracks the Heisman Trophy race throughout the college football season. Weighs in with voters and other experts.

PBS Frontline Feature on March Madness

College Football Data Warehouse
Facts, stats and anything of interest to college football.

NCAA Databases
A clearinghouse of college sports links.

CollegeFootballHistory.com
Another good football background site.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Resources page usually lists many college sports issues.

Sports Illustrated: Inside College Football
Stewart Mandel's college football blog.

Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Outstanding site for hard-to-find college recruiting info. and breaking news. A network of sports team and specialty sites.

Uwire.com/
Daily updates of national college sports.

PowerBasketball
Offers many articles for coaches and athletes.

Collegehoopsnet.com

InsideHoops.com
An in-depth site run by a professional sportswriter

MapGameday.com
Maps college football recruits by hometown. Sort by conference, school, etc. A very helpful tool.

CollegeRPI.com
College basketball rankings that influence NCAA tournament seeding.

Mel Kiper's NFL Draft Page

College Insider
A great collection of news and interactive polls and contests.

College Football History

CollegeFootballFan.com

Division III College Basketball

Scout.com Recruiting

ESPN Football Recruiting
Expertise from Tom Lemming and others.

USA Today Football Recruiting
An archive of stories and columns from prep football recruiting guru Max Emfinger.

Super Prep
This magazine is the prep football recruiting bible.

FindHoops.com Recruiting

College Hoops Insider
A great collection of news and interactive polls and contests.

Mhoops.com
Lists search engines regarding basketball recruiting.

College Sports Council
National coalition of coaches, athletes, parents and fans. Features research and articles on Title IX issues.

CollegeSportsScholarships.com
This is an information and resource site for high school athletes who want to apply for college athletic scholarships. Teaches students basic communication skills.

Hoopmasters.com

HoopScoop

Chicago Sun-Times: YourSeason.com
A comprehensive high school sports site that incorporates many Web 2.0 features. Site has a lot of recruiting news.

Northeastern University: Sport in Society

Michigan State Instutute for the Study of Youth Sport
Great resource for experts, links, etc. on sportsmanship, participation, etc.

Politics of Sport
Great readings from Drexel University on race and sport, business, Olympics, etc.

RACE ISSUES

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

Sports 2000
Sporting News looks at black athletes who made a difference in the 20th century.

Blasphemy! Curt Flood's Suit of Baseball

CNNSI's Black Baseball History site

Minority Golf Association of America

LatinoBaseball.com
Traces the history of Hispanics in the big leagues.

CNNSI: Arthur Ashe's Contributions to Tennis

How Muhammad Ali Changed the Press
A listing of sports
books and reviews.

SportsJews.com
Site dedicated to jews and their history in sports.

Muhammad Ali Photo Essay
By the Washington Post's Carol Guzy.

CBS Sportsline's Race in Sports Series

Good Sports.org
Nonprofit partners with sporting goods manufacturers to get equipment to urban and disadvantaged youth. Good for finding sources and participation statistics.

GENDER ISSUES

Women's Sports Foundation

USA Today: Women in Sports

Title IX Blog

Title IX: 25 Years of Progress

Women's Sports: Game Face Online
Documents the societal impact women's sports has had. Includes a section on women in the sports media.

College Sports Council
National coalition of coaches, athletes, parents and fans. Features research and articles on Title IX issues.

SavingSports.org
The editors from the College Sports Council describe it as "a balanced source of information regarding men and women's opportunities in college sports."

Female Athletic Media Relations Executives
From this site you can read the newsletter for a newly organized group of 180 who work in sports PR.

GirlsTalkSports.com
Sports issues with a women's perspective. Women in the Locker Room
SI's Kelli Anderson tackles Reggie White's argument that women shouldn't enter men's locker rooms.

Althea Gibson's contributions to women's tennis

Where's Daddy?
Discussion of SI's article on NBA fathers with illegitimate kids.

WNBA.com

Sportquest's Women in Sports site

Sports Law

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Findlaw Sports
Legal dictionary, library and a great e-mail newsletter that summarizes key court cases each week.

National Sports Law Institute
Links to more than 100 sports law and sports academic research sites. A great resource.

Sports Lawyers Association
A newsletter and a few helpful tools.

SportsBiz Blog
Written by a corporate attorney who also practices sports law, this site covers both pro and college issues. It includes NCAA recruiting, lawsuits, NASCAR, etc. A great resource for finding experts on sports law and sports business.

The Sports Economist
Started by a Clemson economics professor, this blog offers in-depth business and statistical analysis of revenue data. Good place for coming up with story ideas.

The Sports Law Blog
Sports law professors weigh in the financial impact of off-field legal and economic issues. Great for sourcing.

Martindale Lawyer Locator
Search a free database of legal experts.

Student Press Law Center
Legal issues facing high school and college students.

Publishing Law Center
Links and articles on intellectual property and legal issues.

Criminal Justice Links
Florida State University School of
Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Counsel Connect
Pose questions to lawyers

NFL Player Arrests 2000-Present
List compiled by the San Diego Tribune and published in May 2007. Great for reference.

High School Sports

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National Federation of State High School Associations

National High School Coaches Association

Rivals.com High School Sports
Site devoted to national prep news, features and resources.

MaxPreps
Searchable site for prep news, video and more.

USA Today National High School Sports Page

HighSchoolSports.net

American Academy of Pediatrics: Steroids and Teens

Positive Coaching Alliance
Conducts 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes. Good for sourcing on sportsmanship and high school trend stories.

Chicago Sun-Times: YourSeason.com
A comprehensive high school sports site that incorporates many Web 2.0 features.

MapGameday.com
Maps college football recruits by hometown. Sort by conference, school, etc. A very helpful tool.

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