Bianca Bustamante

For women in motorsport, making TikToks is as important as racing cars

Bianca Bustamante has over 1 million followers—but not all women drivers are enthusiastic about social media.

On by Sasha Rogelberg

Maarten Paes

‘Just part of your resume’: Professional athletes now must work on their social media game as well as their game

Today’s professional players have to think about how they show up online—and how they represent their identities.

On by Jon Arnold

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

‘Leaning into the uncomfortable moments’: How Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf paved the path for Colin Kaepernick and other Black athletes moved to protest

Twenty years before Colin Kaepernick made a pre-game national anthem an occasion for protest, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf did the same.

On by Adama Munu

MLS x Juneteenth Photoshoot

Textile arts meet Futurism: On making unique Juneteenth soccer jerseys and creating an online auction for uplifting Black communities

Saying he was ‘always intrigued about the power of soccer,’ an artist with a Futurist vision collaborated with Major League Soccer for a unique Juneteenth project.

On by Jacob Schneider

Folarin Balogun

How ‘Soccer Twitter’ helped lead Folarin Balogun to play for the U.S.

“Soccer fans and alternative media alike have never been more passionate than now” — according to a fan who became part of an incredible piece of U.S. soccer lore.

On by Justin Ruderman

Israel Adesanya

‘Outright remarkable’: The rising wave of combat sports in Nigeria

Combat sports are enjoying a wave of popularity in Nigeria — largely thanks to two stars, each with a massive social media presence.

On by Demi Phillips

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‘Get uncomfortable’: How Renee Hess and her Black Girl Hockey Club are making space for hockey fans of the future

Renee Hess noticed something amiss when she attended her first hockey game in 2016. She started Black Girl Hockey Club to address that.

On by Beau Paul

Vinicius Jr. of Real Madrid

‘Beyond despicable’: On the heels of a controversial World Cup, soccer in 2023 is being plagued with racism and xenophobia

Soccer is dubbed the beautiful game, but some truly heinous incidents in the U.S., Europe and Indonesia are putting a stamp on the sport in 2023.

On by Jacob Schneider

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - May 5th 2019: Sheffield United Premier League Promotion Party 2019

We’re up, we’re down: How promotion and relegation impacts fan-created content and fan identity

Sheffield United content creators, who know the joy of promotion and the pain of relegation, are on the rollercoaster once again.

On by Katey Lovell

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‘Good, clean fun’? How social media continues to make men’s and women’s soccer two very different experiences

Soccer’s inability to understand female soccer fans is costing the sport more than $4 billion a year.

On by Yara El-Shaboury

A rainbow lace is seen being tied on a football boot next to a cone during Stonewall's rainbow laces 'Lace Up and Keep It Up' equality and inclusion campaign.

Tackling homophobia in soccer with online tools: Is it working?

Having a World Cup in Qatar put more of a focus on LGBTQ+ fans — but has that greater awareness led to action?

On by Katey Lovell

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Use these analytics bloggers—and not Kenpom—to fill out your March Madness bracket

What to know before joining your office pool.

On by Adam Huff

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‘I wasn’t imagining these things’: Hubert Davis explores Black hockey player experiences in unflinching documentary, ‘Black Ice’

From the Coloured Hockey League of 1895 to the current state of the NHL, Canadian filmmaker Hubert Davis thinks we need to talk about it.

On by Phil West

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Soccer players turned filmmakers explore when injuries challenge identity — with a ‘Ted Lasso’ connection

There’s a need to talk about mental health in sports. A group of soccer players who became filmmakers show why.

On by Jeremy Blackmore

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Is hockey really for everyone? An ambitious NHL marketing campaign and the complicated case of Ivan Provorov

Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov is the latest in a long line of players to make his stance on the ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ initiative clear: It’s just not for him.

On by Xandra Harbet

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