ESPN's Outside the Lines
Hazing by sports teams. The overseas labor practices of U.S. sneaker companies. The impact of technology and genetic science on sports. Violence. Gambling. AIDS. Those are among the many trends and issues that Outside the Lines has explored since its inception in 1990.
Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Ley, the Emmy Award-winning show can be found exclusively on ESPN. Look for a new show every six to eight weeks, with an accompanying online series on ESPN.com that allows you to learn more about the topic and participate in the discussion of the issue.
Archive of related online series
Athletes, Dollars & Sense
June 27-29, 2000
Salaries are higher than ever, allowing athletes to spend money in a variety of interesting -- and sometimes extravagant -- ways.
Rites and Wrongs: Hazing in Sports
Apr. 10-14, 2000
High-profile hazing events in Vermont and Connecticut beg the question: How often do athlete initiations get out of control? And what to do about it?
Playing the Part: Athletes and Acting
Mar. 1-3, 2000
If there's one thing athletes and actors share, it's a mutual admiration society. A three-part series looks at athletes to made the jump to TV and the movies.
Athlete of the 21st Century: Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Jan. 14-20, 2000
ESPN.com's five-part series looks at how science and technology will change the world of sports in the new century, beginning with genetic testing.
Sports Behind Bars
Dec. 14-18, 1999
America has the largest prison system in the world, and a debate rages over the role of sports in those institutions.
The Native American Sports
Nov. 16-18, 1999
ESPN.com's three-part series begins with a profile of PGA rookie-of-the-year candidate Notah Begay, the only full-blooded American Indian on the tour.
High School Athletes: Do Jocks Rule the School?
June 21-25, 1999
In the era of Columbine, an examination of the relations between athletes and non-athletes, who are often bullied by those who play sports.
Peddling the Pros: Agents and Athletes
Apr. 20-23, 1999
Agent shows and agents themselves are everywhere. Outside the Lines looks at the changing world of the behind-the-scenes dealmakers.
Pro Wrestling's Grip on America
Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 1999
A behind-the-scenes look at an industry that now generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue and no longer considers itself a sport.
Days of Daytona
Feb. 15-17, 1999
The growth of NASCAR is examined from several angles, including the value that investors in stock-car stocks have experienced in the several months leading up to the Daytona 500.
The World of the Gay Athlete
Dec. 16-18, 1998
No male athlete in a team sport has ever declared that he is gay during his playing career. Outside the Lines looks at the plight of gay athletes and homophobia in sports.
The Andro Debate: Help, Harm or Hype?
Nov. 9-13, 1998
Like many other communities across America that watched Mark McGwire chase the home run record, Alabaster, Ala., now must deal with the controversial, muscle-building supplement.