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Nutritionmma-2.Pdf, Drew Griffiths 2016 Macro Business

Nutritionmma-2.Pdf, Drew Griffiths

Drew Griffiths

Draft of a Sports Nutrition book, written specifically for combat sports but applicable to all.


Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Latin America’s presence in Major League Baseball has grown rapidly in recent years. The increase of players from the Dominican Republic can no longer be ignored. But why is Major League Baseball in the Dominican Republic? What has been the impact of Major League Baseball’s player development strategies and tactics on the people and culture of the Dominican Republic? Does the Dominican Republic need Major League Baseball to be successful? An ethnographic study was conducted in an attempt to answer these questions. This study examines the relationship between Major League Baseball and the Dominican Republic. Examining this relationship ...


Administrative Perspectives Of Stadium Alcohol Policy: Alcohol-Related Public Safety Measures In College Football Stadia, Brian E. Menaker, Beth H. Chaney, Richard Dale Sheptak Jr. 2016 Texas A & M University - Kingsville

Administrative Perspectives Of Stadium Alcohol Policy: Alcohol-Related Public Safety Measures In College Football Stadia, Brian E. Menaker, Beth H. Chaney, Richard Dale Sheptak Jr.

Journal of Sport Safety and Security

Excessive alcohol consumption remains an issue at spectator sporting events worldwide. Sound security policies are integral in dampening the impact that sporting events have on host communities, the stadium environment, and patrons of the events. This study explores the phenomenon of differing alcohol policy development and implementation at sports venues. Interviews were conducted on alcohol consumption policy enforcement and implementation at college football stadia to determine the emerging themes and resonating perceptions of facility and operations administrators at the seven National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools in the Southeastern United States. Many themes emerged ...


Book Review: Sport History In The Digital Era, Scott D. Peterson 2016 Wright State University - Main Campus

Book Review: Sport History In The Digital Era, Scott D. Peterson

Communication Faculty Publications

Review of Sport History in the Digital Era. Edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 279 pages. Hardbound. $60.00


The Acrobatic Body In Ancient Greek Society, Jonathan R. Vickers 2016 The University of Western Ontario

The Acrobatic Body In Ancient Greek Society, Jonathan R. Vickers

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In this thesis I collate the textual, artistic, and material evidence for acrobatics in sport and spectacle in Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece, and analyze gymnastic performances with regard to their respective socio-cultural contexts. I develop the theoretical perspective that all body movement is socially qualified in order to demonstrate how the extreme manipulations of an acrobatic body carry particular social meaning: in sport, the male acrobatic body approaches superhumanism, and in spectacle the female acrobatic body approaches subhumanism. I argue, on the one hand, that men’s tumbling took place at the early Panathenaia festival in Athens, both in ...


More Than One Way To Measure: Masculinity In The Zurkaneh Of Safavid Iran, Zachary T. Smith 2016 Western Michigan University

More Than One Way To Measure: Masculinity In The Zurkaneh Of Safavid Iran, Zachary T. Smith

The Hilltop Review

The zurkhaneh of early modern Safavid Iran was an institution where men undertook physical training, in some ways reminiscent of a modern-day gymn. This paper attempts to theorize the zurkhaneh as a public space in which primarily non-elite men participated in the social economy of early modern Safavid Iran based upon their pursuit of the ideal of javanmardi, or young manliness. To accomplish this, this paper will combine the themes of publicity, the social utility of the body, and the authority of textuality with an examination of the physical culture of the zurkhaneh to theorize the utility, representation, and experience ...


Columna Deportiva: ArtíCulos Sobre Deporte, ÉTica Y Sociedad, César R. Torres, Claudio M. Tamburrini 2016 The College at Brockport

Columna Deportiva: ArtíCulos Sobre Deporte, ÉTica Y Sociedad, CéSar R. Torres, Claudio M. Tamburrini

SUNY Brockport eBooks

Este libro es una colección de artículos publicados originalmente en diversos periódicos y revistas durante los últimos quince años en los que indagamos sobre varios aspectos inquietantes de la locura deportiva.


The Transition Of Collegiate Athletes To Professional Sports: A Case Study At A California University Division One Athletic Program, David Kline 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Transition Of Collegiate Athletes To Professional Sports: A Case Study At A California University Division One Athletic Program, David Kline

Journalism

The following study investigates the correlation between athletic success in athletes as they transition from high school or college athletics to the professional world of competitive sports. Athletes who are described as being “cant-miss prospects” are never really a sure-fire thing for professional teams, so the purpose of this study was to research and analyze what situation for athletes would be best for them specifically relating to how many years an athlete should stay in college to develop their technical skills as well as mature as a human being before forgoing their remaining college eligibility by declaring for a professional ...


Playing For Identity And Independence: The Issue Of Palestinian Statehood And The Role Of Fifa, Glen M.E. Duerr 2016 Cedarville University

Playing For Identity And Independence: The Issue Of Palestinian Statehood And The Role Of Fifa, Glen M.E. Duerr

Glen M.E. Duerr, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Human Performance Assessments In Cadet Populations, Donald P. Meckley, kendall m. Warr, Jeremy Miller, Joshua Boyle, Jared H. Hornsby, James E. Schoffstall 2016 Liberty University

Human Performance Assessments In Cadet Populations, Donald P. Meckley, Kendall M. Warr, Jeremy Miller, Joshua Boyle, Jared H. Hornsby, James E. Schoffstall

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

This study assessed potential physiological differences between the Ranger Challenge (RC) Competition team and junior year cadets in an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. The method included: RC (m = 11, f = 2) and junior year cadets (m = 7, f = 3) were assessed in the following areas: 1) quickness and agility (5-10-5 shuttle run), 2) total-body power (standing broad jump), and 3) grip strength (hand grip dynamometry) assessed. The 5-10-5 shuttle run was performed twice (opening once to the left and once to the right). The standing broad jump required that cadets stand with their toes behind a line ...


Collegiate Student-Athlete Perceptions Of The Impact Of Concussion On Academic Performance, Robert H. Baker 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Collegiate Student-Athlete Perceptions Of The Impact Of Concussion On Academic Performance, Robert H. Baker

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to indicate the experiences of collegiate student-athletes in meeting academic demands when experiencing prolonged recovery from concussion and if they perceive a need for academic accommodations. There is a gap in present concussion and an absence of studies that examine if academic accommodations are helpful during concussion recovery. The study was guided by 3 research questions focused on the return to learn during the recovery process. The study was limited to 9 student-athletes currently enrolled at three postsecondary institutions: Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College, and the University of Memphis. The study participants met ...


“Will The Crested Cranes Be There In The Future?” An Exploration Of The Ugandan Senior Women’S National Football Team, Alicia Jane Johnson 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

“Will The Crested Cranes Be There In The Future?” An Exploration Of The Ugandan Senior Women’S National Football Team, Alicia Jane Johnson

Doctoral Dissertations

Previous research has demonstrated that gender inequity exists in national level competitive sport in Uganda (Kateshumbwa, 2011). The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) established the women’s senior national football team, the Crested Cranes, in the early 1990s (FUFA, n.d.); however, only the men’s senior national football team, the Cranes, has been referenced in the literature (Chappell, 2008; Kasoma, 2013). The purpose of this study was to explore (a) how Ugandan women experience football (soccer) in terms of their social identities (e.g., gender, ethnicity, social class, nationality, geographic location); (b) how Ugandan women experience being a ...


Counseling Perpetrators Of Violence: Applying The Invitational Approach To Male Professional Ice Hockey Players, Barbara Katic 2016 California State University, San Bernardino

Counseling Perpetrators Of Violence: Applying The Invitational Approach To Male Professional Ice Hockey Players, Barbara Katic

Wisdom in Education

Aggression and violence are common characteristics of professional ice hockey games. While hockey players are encouraged to be aggressive on-ice, these behaviors are not welcomed off the ice. Instances of athlete aggression occurring outside the context of professional sporting events have been documented, particularly within interpersonal relationships. In order to address this issue, the process of counseling professional male ice hockey players must be considered. The invitational approach, as outlined by Alan Jenkins, can be used to take into account the contradictions of violence and aggression in professional sporting contexts. Rather than label perpetrators of abuse with psychological shortcomings, invitational ...


An Epidemiological Look At Injuries Among High School Athletes Participating In A Variety Of Sports For Both Sexes, Emily H. Wills 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

An Epidemiological Look At Injuries Among High School Athletes Participating In A Variety Of Sports For Both Sexes, Emily H. Wills

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, but participating in athletic activities like team sports can lead to injury. This study was designed to find the differences in types of high school sports injuries and how frequently these injuries occur among different sports and between males and females. A survey was given to members of the football, boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball teams of a central Appalachian high school. The highest rate of injury was found in girls’ basketball at 86.7%, followed by football at 85.2%, boys’ basketball at 70.6%, softball and volleyball ...


Risk Factors For Concussion In Collegiate Ncaa Division Ii Men's And Women's Soccer Athletes, Isaac S. Beckler, Michael S. Weller 2016 Cedarville University

Risk Factors For Concussion In Collegiate Ncaa Division Ii Men's And Women's Soccer Athletes, Isaac S. Beckler, Michael S. Weller

Kinesiology and Allied Health Faculty Publications

Objective: To identify risk factors for concussion among men's and women's college soccer athletes, and determine the likelihood of concussion based on those risk factors. Design and Setting: A short electronic survey was sent out to NCAA Division II universities in Ohio. Survey questions included demographics, soccer-related questions, and concussion-related questions. Participants: Men's and women's soccer athletes from division II universities in Ohio participating in varsity or junior varsity soccer at their respective universities who were at least 18 years of age. Intervention: An online survey. Main Outcome Measurement: Number of concussions sustained. Results: Of the ...


The Relationship Between The Behaviors Of The Top 50 Most Endorsed Athletes In The World And The Monetary Value Of Their Endorsement Deals, Rogerio B. Ribeiro 2016 East Tennessee State University

The Relationship Between The Behaviors Of The Top 50 Most Endorsed Athletes In The World And The Monetary Value Of Their Endorsement Deals, Rogerio B. Ribeiro

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The top endorsed athletes in the world are most likely the ones who have the biggest impact on their sport. These athletes are usually among the best in their sport or they might have something special that creates a strong relationship between the athlete and his or her fans. It is possible to say that this relationship combined with their skills on and off of the fields, courts, or arenas is what makes these athletes special. Big companies all over the world feel attracted to these athletes and, as a result, they spend millions of dollars every year in order ...


Comparison Of Physical Activity And Sleep Measures Based On Subjective And Objective Measures., Amy Jo Walden 2016 University of Louisville

Comparison Of Physical Activity And Sleep Measures Based On Subjective And Objective Measures., Amy Jo Walden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Sleep times and patterns are related to sport performance. Previous research suggests that sleep patterns contribute to differences in laboratory maximal effort treadmill tests, but little research has been done on maximal effort testing in the field. Further, research is lacking on whether sprint and acceleration times are correlated to sleep patterns. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between field performance testing and sleep patterns in female high school field hockey players. METHODS: Within the first week of pre-season training female high school field hockey players (n=15, age=15.47±1.06 ...


The Effect Of Athletic Stadiums On Communities, With A Focus On Housing, Dominique Wilkins 2016 Clark University

The Effect Of Athletic Stadiums On Communities, With A Focus On Housing, Dominique Wilkins

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to examine the role of athletic stadiums in the gentrification of minority neighborhoods. New athletic stadiums have increasingly been constructed in low- and moderate- income areas with high minority populations, and results in the displacement of that community’s longstanding residents. This paper uses Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data as part of a case study of the Washington Nationals Stadium in Washington DC; the data shows that within a few years of construction, the community that previously boasted an affordable housing stock and a high low-income minority population is replaced with ...


Summer Internship At African Community Education, Stephen A. Chiavaroli III 2016 Clark University

Summer Internship At African Community Education, Stephen A. Chiavaroli Iii

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

My internship at African Community Education (ACE) took place from May to December 2015, where I worked with GISDE alum, Joshua Plisinski. My summer was split as a volunteer at ACE and GIS Analyst in partnership with a Worcester nonprofit Cultural Exchange Through Soccer (CETS). My duties at ACE included tutoring, mentoring, and leading the students in homework assignments and various recreational activities. I also completed several GIS tasks and instructed a GIS tutorial for the high school students of ACE. The other time during my summer was spent conducting a spatial network analysis of Worcester soccer fields for CETS ...


Bleeding Keaney Blue: An Analysis Of Sports Fandom And The Supporters Of Uri Basketball, Lia M. Moceri 2016 University of Rhode Island

Bleeding Keaney Blue: An Analysis Of Sports Fandom And The Supporters Of Uri Basketball, Lia M. Moceri

Senior Honors Projects

In the United States, sports are so prevalent on the national, state, and local level that researchers assert they have become a major component of everyday life. In fact, millions of Americans consider themselves sports fans. Studying sports fandom offers an interesting insight into the human condition.

This paper begins by looking at sports fans on a psychological level by examining socialization, the process of becoming a sports fan. It also examines the reasons people become fans and the degree to which people identify as a fan. An important psychological aspect when studying sports fans is identity and how a ...


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