Engaging Sports provides sociologically-informed analysis to help readers think about sports in a way that goes beyond the scores, highlights, and statistics. The site is intended for sport participants, fans, coaches, administrators, students, media members, and anyone else interested in better understanding sports in society. Engaging Sports is an official publication of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). Broadly, the mission of NASSS is to promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport, and physical culture.

Readers of Engaging Sports should realize that NASSS is an organization comprised of individual scholars throughout the world. Thus, the ideas expressed on this site are the views of particular individuals, not those of the organization as a whole.

Engaging Sports editorial team:

Adam Love, University of Tennessee – Editor

Christopher Faulkner, University of Worcester – Associate Editor

Guy Harrison, University of Tennessee – Associate Editor

Courtney Szto, Queen’s University – Associate Editor

Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University – Editorial Board Member

Nalani Butler, Kennesaw State University – Editorial Board Member

Sam Clevenger, Towson University – Editorial Board Member

Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University – Editorial Board Member

Emily Houghton, Minnesota State University, Mankato – Editorial Board Member

Rob Lake, Douglas College – Editorial Board Member

Jason Laurendeau, University of Lethbridge – Editorial Board Member

Cheryl MacDonald, University of Alberta – Editorial Board Member

Jeffrey Montez de Oca, University of Colorado Colorado Springs – Editorial Board Member

Kristine Newhall, State University of New York at Cortland – Editorial Board Member

Mark Norman, McMaster University – Editorial Board Member