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Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni 2014 University of Akron

Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni

University Press Publications

This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...


Nine Mathematical Ways Of Watching A Baseball Game, Ben Orlin 2014 Claremont Colleges

Nine Mathematical Ways Of Watching A Baseball Game, Ben Orlin

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Whatever its other flaws or merits as a game, baseball gives us plenty of time to think. (How else to spend the 2 hours, 50 minutes when nothing in particular is happening?) In the long gaps between pitches, my own thoughts veer towards mathematics. Are statistics really changing the game? Can any sense emerge from baseball's symmetries and odd patterns? Is it now a sport of science, or as ever one of superstition? And the aesthetic question that arises from all of this:\ In a human pursuit like baseball, can mathematical perspectives ever help us to create meaning?


Is The Nfl Responsible For Concussions Sustained By Players?, Lindsey Reid 2014 Liberty University

Is The Nfl Responsible For Concussions Sustained By Players?, Lindsey Reid

Masters Theses

National Football League (NFL) players have sustained concussions while playing football (Casson & Viano, 2010). There is a growing controversy between NFL players, their immediate families, and the league regarding alleged claims that management should be held responsible for the physical deterioration of former players including compensatory damages for suffering. Family members of current and past NFL players claim league officials provided inadequate education regarding risks associated with playing professional football. Former players are experiencing health issues such as dementia, early Alzheimer's, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), trouble concentrating and inability to work; in some cases these debilitating life-changing events have caused some players to commit suicide (Lipsky, 2008). This research seeks to discern the dilemma of concussions in the NFL and associated responsibilities of league management.


Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren 2014 Western Kentucky University

Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Physical activity is critical to bone health. However, not all physical activity has optimum effect on bone health and metabolism. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a short term progressive jumping protocol on bone mineral density in college age Asian females. Sixteen participants aged18-28 years enrolled in the study. Participants were assigned to exercise (n=9) and control (n=8) groups. The exercise group completed a two-legged depth jump from an approximate 20cm stepbench followed immediately by a maximum vertical jump using arm swings for five days per week for two weeks. Each depth jump ...


Golf Tourists At Two Courses In Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Milford Jones 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Golf Tourists At Two Courses In Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Milford Jones

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

This study focuses on the motivations and practices of tourist golfers at two Las Vegas, Nevada area golf courses: Rhodes Ranch Golf Club and Tuscany Golf Club.

Data was collected from tourist golfers at these two results and they report the amounts of money spent on golf, the motivations to visit Las Vegas for golf the amounts of money normally spent to play golf at home. The study also provides evidence regarding other activities of these golf tourists while in Las Vegas, including where they stayed and courses played. This is an exploratory study. However, results show that further research ...


Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


A Periodized, 52-Week Training Program For A Women’S Ice Hockey Team, Katie Schwab 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

A Periodized, 52-Week Training Program For A Women’S Ice Hockey Team, Katie Schwab

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

The job of a strength and conditioning professional is to improve athletic performance. A periodized training program can enhance athletic performance while minimizing the risk of injuries. Designing training programs to maximize performance for ice hockey players can be difficult because ice hockey is one of the most physically demanding sports. All of the components of fitness are important in hockey: muscle endurance, strength, and power, and high oxidative and glycolytic capacities. The purpose of this project was to examine the muscular and cardiovascular demands of a women’s ice hockey team and design a 52-week, periodized training program to ...


Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption And The Impact Of The Curt Flood Act, Gina Scalzo 2014 Liberty University

Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption And The Impact Of The Curt Flood Act, Gina Scalzo

Senior Honors Theses

For many years, professional baseball has enjoyed a privileged antitrust exemption apart from other professional sports. With the passing of the Curt Flood Act in 1998 this exemption was removed; however, the act may not be as influential as it seems. Court rulings were prominent in initiating and maintaining the antitrust exemption for professional baseball. These include the Supreme Court Trilogy, especially the case of Curt Flood, a baseball player who fought against the reserve clause system which limited his and other players’ employment options. Collective bargaining as well as arbitration became dominant in professional baseball labor relations under the ...


Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screenings In Athletics, Benjamin A. Dixson 2014 Cedarville University

Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screenings In Athletics, Benjamin A. Dixson

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Preparticipation cardiovascular screenings are a key method of injury prevention utilized in athletic training and sports medicine. Much research is available to describe the key components of a cardiovascular screening, but not much research has been conducted regarding the current clinical practices of this idealized screening model. The primary purpose of this study was to describe the current cardiovascular screening practices of clinicians in high school, collegiate, and professional athletic settings. The secondary purpose was to evaluate whether or not current cardiovascular screening practices align with the current, evidence-based recommendations regarding cardiovascular screening practices. Surveys were sent to certified athletic ...


The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller 2014 Purdue University

The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller

Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments

The current study aimed to examine the influence of body fat percentage on thermal responses to water immersion at the two temperature extremes used in athletic recovery, by comparing the thermal responses of low- and high-fat individuals to immersion in hot water (HWI) or cold water (CWI). Thirty-nine subjects completed a body composition assessment (to determine low-fat and high-fat groups), and 15 minutes of either CWI (n = 20) or HWI (n = 19), followed by 30 minutes of passive rest. Core temperature (Tc), skin temperature (Tsk), and thermal sensation (TSS) were recorded at various time points during immersion and throughout the ...


Teaching Sport Ethics Concepts Through Service Learning, Janna LaFountaine 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Teaching Sport Ethics Concepts Through Service Learning, Janna Lafountaine

Exercise Science and Sport Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Risk Of Eating Disorders And The Pressures To Be Thin: Female College Athletes Vs. Non-Athletes, Lauren Ganim 2014 Bryant University

Risk Of Eating Disorders And The Pressures To Be Thin: Female College Athletes Vs. Non-Athletes, Lauren Ganim

Honors Projects in History and Social Sciences

The objective of this study is to determine the relative level of risk female college athletes and non-athletes have in developing an eating disorder. In addition, the study identifies the pressures faced by each group and how these contribute to the risk of eating disorders. The study was conducted using two surveys: an EAT-26 test and a pressures questionnaire. The EAT-26 test is a standardized self-measure of symptoms and concerns characteristic of disordered eating (EAT-26 Self-Test). This was used to determine the amount of risk faced by each participant. The pressures questionnaire was used to determine what pressures each group ...


Examining Spectator Attendance: A Comparison Of Major League Soccer To Other Selected Professional Sports Leagues, Jackson Ray 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Examining Spectator Attendance: A Comparison Of Major League Soccer To Other Selected Professional Sports Leagues, Jackson Ray

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Spectator attendance is a significant indicator of the success of a professional sports league. There are many different factors that can potentially impact spectator attendance rates, including competitive balance, star players, and the stadiums being used. The impacts of these factors on spectator attendance rates differ in various professional sports leagues. Major League Soccer (MLS) started in 1996, and has emphasized creating higher spectator attendance rates. Information on spectator attendance was gathered using a best practices comparison guide. Findings of this study showed that star players positively impact attendance in the MLS and strategies put in place for creating high ...


Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann

Industrial Technology

With so many studies being conducted on professional football players regarding concussions and other related brain injuries, it’s amazing that such an important demographic has been missed. While NFL players are just as subjected to serious injuries as anyone else or even more so, it is important to remember that these players are outfitted, in most cases, with top-of-the-line equipment -- especially their helmets. If the focus is shifted to a younger demographic, youth football players in middle school and high school, the equipment is far less advanced and in a vast majority of cases, has been previously used by ...


The Hidden Ball Trick: How Major League Baseball Endured Through Its Tumultuous Labor History, DEREK CARRILLO 2014 SelectedWorks

The Hidden Ball Trick: How Major League Baseball Endured Through Its Tumultuous Labor History, Derek Carrillo

DEREK CARRILLO

No abstract provided.


Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison

Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society

My purpose in Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900, was to unearth a largely hidden social cycling history from the point of view of the ordinary, not the famous. While there were many Boston connections to racing champions like Major Taylor, Eddie McDuffee, and Nat Butler, and there are abundant sources of evidence about them, the research was not just about them, nor just about bicycle racing, nor just about unique or fast bikes. I wanted to write about what bicycling meant to ordinary citizens of Boston and its surrounding towns— and to write about the worsening social climate of the ...


Ua94/6/2/10 Jeff Baynham Collection, WKU Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Ua94/6/2/10 Jeff Baynham Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

WKU memorabilia collected by Jeff Baynham includes athletic trading cards, posters and basketball tournament programs.


Service First Embracing The Scholarship On Teaching And Learning Through Active Engagement In Parks, Recreation, And Tourism Education, Keri Schwab, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Dustin 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Service First Embracing The Scholarship On Teaching And Learning Through Active Engagement In Parks, Recreation, And Tourism Education, Keri Schwab, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Dustin

Keri Schwab

No abstract provided.


Ua1c11/64 Anna & Betty Cook Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/64 Anna & Betty Cook Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs of Anna & Betty Cook removed from scrapbook. The scrapbook is available online at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_alum_papers/94


Glissading, David A. Bainbridge 2014 SelectedWorks

Glissading, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

Glissading offers the purest form of snow sports and is an important skill for mountaineers. Learning how to glissade can be an end in itself, for recreation, or a technique to safely descend mountain slopes when speed is of the essence. Training can reduce risk and improve safety in mountain travel.


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