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Ellen J. Staurowsky, Benjamin Koch, Grace Dury, and Cooper Hayes

“No visible records.” That was the message posted on the Just Women’s Sports schedule of events page about a month after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered sporting events around the world ( Just Women’s Sports, 2020 ). The stark emptiness of the page testified to the grim reality of a global health

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Mike Rayner and Tom Webb

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in three patients from the city of Wuhan, China. By January 2020, COVID-19 was declared a widespread pandemic creating a global health crisis, resulting in millions of people contracting the virus and thousands losing their lives. Alongside the wide-reaching health crisis, the impact of COVID-19 had significant economic and societal effects leaving a historical legacy, which will affect countries throughout the world for a considerable period of time. As COVID-19 spread around the globe, the way people socialize, work, and study essentially changed forever. Therefore, this essay provides an insight into the rapid process that universities across the globe undertook to transition their teaching operations online. Projects and pedagogic reviews that traditionally would have taken months or years to devise were compressed into days, as the pandemic necessitated that traditional concerns about online teaching were cast aside. Consequently, this essay discusses these new educational platforms in sport management education and their future role in developing professionals who will be at the forefront of an unprecedented industry growth in the years and decades after COVID-19.

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Danielle K. Smith and Jonathan Casper

interview, April 28, 2020), “ … crisis breeds innovation.” This is true for not only the macro effect on professional sports, but also the way in which CSR platforms are responding to the unprecedented global health crisis. References Babiak , K. , & Wolfe , R . ( 2009 ). Determinants of corporate

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Charles Mountifield and Stirling Sharpe

personalized Instagram and Twitter graphic, and I am constantly reposting content on to our story from clients themselves or from their clubs. Mountifield and Sharpe : In light of the current global health crisis, what changes have you made to the company’s social media output? Read : We have had to make some

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Amanda Kastrinos, Rachel Damiani, and Debbie Treise

unwillingly forced into the center of a global health crisis. While they were focused on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their country on the world stage, their actions, as covered by the media, likely wielded enormous influence on how individuals viewed the risk of contracting Zika at the

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Patrick C. Gentile, Nicholas R. Buzzelli, Sean R. Sadri, and Nathan A. Towery

—one rooted in relationship building with sources—was significantly disrupted because of coronavirus. Sampling To accurately determine how a global health crisis altered the sports journalism landscape as seen by those who actively report the news via legacy media, the sample of interviewees consisted of

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Travis R. Bell

local and national health guidelines. Instead, SportsCenter presented these statements, usually in the form of graphics, but provided minimal context, if any, regarding why this risk-averse approach being applied to sport could be considered critical to a growing global health crisis. In the week of