Welcome to the SPKN Sport Knowledge Center, which is operated by SPKN - The Sport Professional Knowledge Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the evidence-based knowledge and tools necessary to develop today’s athletes – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
We at SPKN believe that by bringing academics, coaches, athletes, and other sport professionals together in conversation, we can bridge the divide between academic research and practice to improve the entire landscape of sport. We’re committed to integrity and informed values-driven standards and we’re glad you’re here. Together, we’ll drive a better world of sport.
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Practicing fairness in the sports requires a solid understanding of equity and equality. There is a lot more there than it seems. Historical social values have influenced our understanding of fairness. Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg discuss how today's culture is redefining the meaning and standards ...
Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg dissect the complex social issue of equity and equality in women's sports. How do commercial interests complicate the matter? And is chivalry a matter of interpretation or just an archaic concept?
Dr. Jay Coakley and Meg take a look at the differences in attention and revenue between men's and women's sports. The issue is particularly pointed at the collegiate level where the pretense is on educational benefits of athletics, but revenue drives the engine.