Ethics in Sport

Ethics in Sport

Winning with Integrity.

Sport encompasses many opportunities for the application of ethics, whether you are playing, refereeing, coaching, or are involved in the management of a sport organization. It is easy to venture down a road of unethical decisions because at its core, sport competition is about winning. Bill Daniels understood there was a greater meaning behind sport management. In 1980, he made the very personal and ethical decision to repay with interest every stakeholder affected by the bankruptcy of the Utah Stars.

 

Events & Programs

From FIFA to the Pitch, the Ethics of Soccer - Student Workshop and Community Panel Presentation (October 2015)

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program in the UCCS College of Business and the Sport Management program in the College of Business at UCCS co-sponsored a series of events on October 8, 2015 titled, "From FIFA to the Pitch, the Ethics of Soccer." The goal was to assemble a diverse panel of industry participants that can discuss ethical issues associated with the management and playing of soccer at the league level, club executive level, and club coaching or playing level. Panelists included:

Panelist Bios

Jill Ellis - USA Women's National Team and World Cup Champion Head Coach 
Robert Elstone - CEO Everton Football Club, Liverpool, England
Eric Wynalda - FOX Sports soccer analyst and US & MLS player
Padraig Smith - Sporting Director, Colorado Rapids UEFA Financial Fair Play 

Student Workshop Program
Winning with Integrity

The DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB and the Sport Management program in the College of Business at UCCS co-sponsored a series of events on November 14, 2017 titled, "Winning with Integrity." The goal was to assemble a diverse panel of industry participants that can discuss ethical issues associated with the management and playing of soccer at the league level, club executive level, and club coaching or playing level. Panelists included:

Landon Donovan - US Men's National Soccer Team, Former Major League Soccer star
Becky Sauerbrunn - US Women's National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, FC Kansas City
Richard Motzkin - Sports Agent for Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Padraig Smith - Sporting Director, Colorado Rapids UEFA Financial Fair Play

 

Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area

Todd L. Bredbenner
Todd L. Bredbenner
Assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Amanda Elder, Ph.D.
Amanda Elder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Spencer Harris
Spencer Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sports Management, College of Business

Are you a student interested in working with an Ethics Fellow? Learn more about the DFEI at UCCS Ethics Ambassador Program.

Ethics in Sport Videos

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