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If You Can’T Beat Them, Join Them: A Quantitative Look At Conference Realignment And Fbs Institutions, Daniel H. Hrdina Apr 2020

If You Can’T Beat Them, Join Them: A Quantitative Look At Conference Realignment And Fbs Institutions, Daniel H. Hrdina

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study took a quantitative look at the statistical effect on admissions of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly Division IA, institutions’ moves from one athletic conference to another conference with greater athletic success. This study was unique because although previous research in the area of college athletics had identified number of applications and quality of the applicants as variables associated with athletic success, there has been minimal research on the statistical relationship of changing football conferences while using these variables. This study also provides a clear definition and ranking system for yearly conference prestige. The research question ...


Parental Perceptions Of The Risks And Rewards Of Youth Tackle Football, Laurel Whalen Jan 2019

Parental Perceptions Of The Risks And Rewards Of Youth Tackle Football, Laurel Whalen

Wayne State University Dissertations

Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States, despite a high risk of injury associated with the game. The issue of sports-related concussion (SRC) in football has garnered widespread attention in both the media and in scholarly literature as a result of documentaries, movies, and popular journal articles highlighting the connection between former professional football players and the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE (McKee et al., 2013; Mez, Daneshvar, Kiernan, et al., 2017). Although some studies have identified extremely few concussions in youth football, others have reported rates of concussion (Kontos, Elbin, Fazio-Sumrock, et ...


The 13th Man: A Woman. Inequity In Professional Football Leadership Hiring, Christy Brusoe May 2017

The 13th Man: A Woman. Inequity In Professional Football Leadership Hiring, Christy Brusoe

Leadership Education Capstones

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Texas High School Football Coaches Regarding Concussions, Justin J. Hefley Mar 2017

Perceptions Of Texas High School Football Coaches Regarding Concussions, Justin J. Hefley

CUP Ed.D. Dissertations

With new information regarding degenerative neurological problems, researchers linked Alzheimer’s disease with repeated head injuries such as a concussion. The new findings resulted in an outcry from the public, and the medical fraternity provided more information and safety for coaches and players. To this end, football regulations have been amended and player education, especially at the high school level, has increased. The purpose of this qualitative multiple case study was to explore how medical data and media exposure on the subject of football-related concussions influence the perceptions and practices of Texas high school football coaches. The study was conducted ...


Analyzing Student Perceptions Of Starting A New Football Program At A University, Zachary Ringlein Dec 2015

Analyzing Student Perceptions Of Starting A New Football Program At A University, Zachary Ringlein

Graduate Theses

Background: Student support is a critical factor that colleges and universities must consider when determining whether to add a football team to the athletic program. The student body is a large population that may attend games, purchase merchandise, attend athletic social events, tailgates, pep rallies, and homecoming, and join student oriented athletic fan clubs. Understanding the level of student support is important for prospective football programs

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of current students on beginning a college football program.

Methods: Current college students at a public university in the southeastern United States completed ...


African American Head Football Coaches At Division 1 Fbs Schools: A Qualitative Study On Turning Points, Thaddeus Rivers Jan 2015

African American Head Football Coaches At Division 1 Fbs Schools: A Qualitative Study On Turning Points, Thaddeus Rivers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

This dissertation was centered on how the theory 'turning points' explained African American coaches ascension to Head Football Coach at a NCAA Division I FBS school. This work (1) identified traits and characteristics coaches felt they needed in order to become a head coach and (2) described the significant events and people (turning points) in their lives that have influenced their career. This study employed a Constant Comparative method in which participants answered interview questions designed for them to elaborate on their educational and athletic careers, and those events and people who were major influences in their careers. Commonalities and ...


Injuries In Youth Football: A Descriptive Two Year Study Of Local South Carolina Football Leagues, Marie Morrissette May 2014

Injuries In Youth Football: A Descriptive Two Year Study Of Local South Carolina Football Leagues, Marie Morrissette

Senior Theses

Objective: To collect and analyze injury data from two leagues in the Midlands area of South Carolina. One of the leagues is an age-weight league, meaning athletes have to be within a certain age range and weight range to play on a specific team. The other league was an age-only league, meaning athletes have to be within a certain range to play on a specific team. Results: For the two seasons that injury data was collected, the age-weight league had 208 injuries and the age-only league had 109. For both leagues, the majority of the injuries sustained were contusions. Each ...


I Know I Can Learn: The Experiences Of Ncaa Division I – Fbs Student-Athletes With Learning Disabilities And/Or Adhd In Higher Education, Sarah Elizabeth Stokowski May 2013

I Know I Can Learn: The Experiences Of Ncaa Division I – Fbs Student-Athletes With Learning Disabilities And/Or Adhd In Higher Education, Sarah Elizabeth Stokowski

Doctoral Dissertations

With the evolvement of the NCAA’s initial and continuing eligibility practices throughout the past two decades, interest in studying the experience of student-athletes has increased (Gayles, 2009). Student-athletes have long been stereotyped as “dumb jocks” (Harrison et al., 2009; Sack & Staurowsky, 1988). Campus groups such as faculty members and students suspect that student-athletes lack intelligence (King & Springwood, 2001; Sailes, 1998), and put forth far less motivation in the classroom than they do on the playing field (Baucom & Lantz, 2001; Burke, 1993; Watt & Moore, 2001).

Student-athletes, especially those with learning disabilities can potentially face harsh scrutiny due to being labeled as not only a student-athlete, but as a person with a learning disability (Clark & Parette, 2002). When an individual is aware of the negative stereotype surrounding his or her social group, depending on the situation that the individual is in, there is a possibility of stereotype threat (Steele & Aronson, 1995). Despite the countless studies that have utilized stereotype threat, studies that use the theory pertaining to student-athletes, as well as literature involving those with learning disabilities are scarce (Aguino, 2011).

Although research has focused on educational experiences in regards to the general student-athlete population, little is known about the experiences of student-athletes with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of NCAA Division I FBS football student-athletes who have been diagnosed with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Nine football student-athletes at an NCAA Division-I FBS institution were interviewed. Three major themes appeared throughout the data: the impact of football, learning competence, and stereotypes. The results of this study will allow those working with this particular population of student-athletes to develop a greater understand of their experience, and can ultimately assist in eliminating stereotype threat, which will lead to an increase in the academic performance of student-athletes with learning disabilities and/or ADHD (Cohen, Purdie-Vaughns, & Garcia, 2012; Clark & Parette, 2002).


College Football Players: The New Nontraditional Student, Michael Godfrey May 2010

College Football Players: The New Nontraditional Student, Michael Godfrey

All Dissertations

The focus on the collegiate careers of student athletes continues to grow within the community of higher education. As the focus has been centered on academic performance, a growing concern is evolving for the overall experience student athletes obtain in a higher education setting. As the focus on college experience gains momentum, higher education professionals must investigate why traditional stereotypes maintain their strength and the appropriateness of the expectations placed upon student athletes.
The purpose of the study is to gain understanding and insight into the relationship between athletics and academics for Division I football players in higher education. To ...


Perceptions About Rollersoccer Youth Programs, June Solomon May 2009

Perceptions About Rollersoccer Youth Programs, June Solomon

Master's Projects and Capstones

The purpose of this research was to investigate the demand for structured

RollerSoccer Youth Programs and to examine the perceptions about this type of

Program. The market for RollerSoccer is untapped and unrepresented in the

world of sports. To date, there are no articles about the development of

RollerSoccer Youth Programs or scholarly work on marketing the emerging sport

of RollerSoccer. The RollerSoccer International Federation (RSIF), the governing

body for this fast‐paced, high scoring hybrid sport aims to expand its reach to

youth in diverse communities by developing this sports initiative.

Three hundred and ten youth participants from selected ...


Perceptions Of Artificial Turf Regarding The Effects Of Football Playing Surfaces On Injury Rates, James Hammond Dec 2002

Perceptions Of Artificial Turf Regarding The Effects Of Football Playing Surfaces On Injury Rates, James Hammond

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The perceptions of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III college football coaches (based on their interactions with interscholastic and intercollegiate football players) regarding the effects of football playing surfaces on athlete injury was investigated. The subjects were all (237 total) NCAA Division III football coaches. Based on the existing literature and input from a panel of expert Division III coaches, a questionnaire was formed. Results showed that 48% of the coaches surveyed, strongly agreed or agreed that artificial turf poses a greater risk to injury than natural grass.


Sources Of Anxiety Variance In Sport Situations, Larry Raymond Czarnecki Jan 1977

Sources Of Anxiety Variance In Sport Situations, Larry Raymond Czarnecki

Ithaca College Theses

An S-R inventory of anxiousness that related specifically to situations encountered in connection with the game of football was designed in order to complete this investigation. The data that were obtained from the administration of the S-R Inventory of Anxiousness in Football Situations were utilized to locate the sources of behavioral variation.


Developing An Optical Scanner Card For Computerized Football Scouting, Curtis Lowell Byrnes Jan 1970

Developing An Optical Scanner Card For Computerized Football Scouting, Curtis Lowell Byrnes

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop an optical scanner scouting card to use in conjunction with the computer for football scouting.


Movement Response Times Associated With Blocking In Football From The Three- And Four-Point Center Stances, Robert Louis Ames Jul 1969

Movement Response Times Associated With Blocking In Football From The Three- And Four-Point Center Stances, Robert Louis Ames

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the significance in variability between right, left, forward and backward movement times resulting from assuming the three-point and the four-point center stances, for junior high, senior high, junior college and college football players without previous experience at the center position; and (2) to determine the significance of difference between means of right, left, forward and backward movement of the three-point and four-point stances for each of the groups, viz., junior high, senior high, junior college and college.


Junior High School Football Program, H. Keith Shahan Aug 1967

Junior High School Football Program, H. Keith Shahan

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to study the junior high school football program regarding organization, procedure, and format. This study will attempt to (1) show the basic needs of junior high school age boys, (2) discuss the advantages of the junior high school program, (3) discuss the disadvantages of the junior high school program, and (4) present recommendations for changes which could insure a better program.


The Relationship Between Agility And Strength Tests And High School Football Ability, Herbert Jerome Richey Jul 1966

The Relationship Between Agility And Strength Tests And High School Football Ability, Herbert Jerome Richey

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a positive correlation between scores on a series of agility and general strength tests and the best prospective players in high school football.


An Intramural Tackle Football Program Guide For Wapato Junior High School, Paul Alan Petty Aug 1963

An Intramural Tackle Football Program Guide For Wapato Junior High School, Paul Alan Petty

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) explore the general objectives of intramural sports and the general objectives, philosophy, and controversies of interscholastic athletics at the junior high school level; (2) comprehend the beneficial values of both intramural sports programs and junior high interscholastic athletics; and (3) develop an intramural tackle football program guide for the existing program at Wapato Junior High School.


The Effects Of Football Participation On Personality Adjustment In Elementary School Boys, Russell D. Scofield Aug 1962

The Effects Of Football Participation On Personality Adjustment In Elementary School Boys, Russell D. Scofield

All Master's Theses

This study tried to determine the effects of participation in a football program on the personality adjustment of boys aged ten, eleven, and twelve who live in Yakima and neighboring areas.