MIKE AUSTIN

Mike Austin teaches philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. He is author and editor of several books, including The Olympics and Philosophy, and he writes the “Ethics for Everyone” blog for Psychology Today. Mike is on Twitter at @michaelwaustin

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When Sports Go Bad, How Can Fans Be Good?
When Sports Go Bad, How Can Fans Be Good?
Does putting on our team's shirt mean that we cover up our sense of right and wrong? With the NFL engulfed in scandal over players' off-field offenses and wavering leadership by league officials, four of our writers discuss the line between fan loyalty and individual morality.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
Lew Alcindor's first college basketball game in 1965 was as a member of UCLA's freshman team. They played UCLA's varsity team, who were the defending national champions and the top-ranked team in the country. The freshman team won 75-60. Alcindor scored 31 points, took 21 rebounds, and blocked 7 shots.
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