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Donald E. Agthe and R. Bruce Billings

A conceptual model was developed to measure the influence of football profits on meeting Title IX gender equity requirements in athletic aid and participation at NCAA Division I-A institutions. Teams in Division I-A of the NCAA play intercollegiate sports at the highest level of competition. Football profits are the largest source of fan based revenue at most Division I-A institutions. An empirical version of the model including football profit, other men's sports profits, conference membership, undergraduate enrollment, endowment, and the existence of the state funding was estimated for 93 institutions. These factors, except undergraduate enrollment and other men's sports profits, significantly influenced meeting the athletic aid standard. Endowment, state funding, and conference membership significantly influenced compliance with participation standard. In addition to the quantitative analysis, responses to an original survey of Division I conference commissioners added a qualitative dimension to this study.

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James E. Johnson, Chrysostomos Giannoulakis and Beau F. Scott

participation rates ( National Federation of State High School Associations, 2015 ). To manage sports and participants, each state has an interscholastic athletic association. State associations are governing bodies responsible for creating and administering state-wide policies relative to interscholastic sport

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Laura Misener, Kerri Bodin and Marika Kay

organizations nationally, provincially, and at the community level ( Thibault & Harvey, 2013 ). While preparing for a phone call with her counterpart at Swimming Canada, Katie does a quick internet search of relevant policies and a scan of research articles. In doing so, she finds key information to support the

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Jörg Vianden and Elizabeth A. Gregg

diversity, little evidence suggests the policy has been effective ( Solow, Solow, & Walker, 2011 ). Sport Management Programs and Demographics Although few studies have addressed the demographics of sport management as a major program of study, only some data exist. For example, King ( 2009 ) determined

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Michael J. Diacin

. General description of the liability insurance held by the facility – Describe basic components of coverage, premiums, and limitations. e. Description of the policies and procedures used to govern the actions of employees, participants, and spectators – Inquire about dress code and other forms of self

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Landy Di Lu and Kathryn L. Heinze

New policy can shape the institutional environment of sport and prompt organizational change ( D’aunno, Succi, & Alexander, 2000 ; Hoffman & Ventresca, 2002 ). Sometimes codified as legislation, government policies often create coercive pressures for organizations and alter norms and technical

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Chris Chard, Cheryl Mallen and Cheri L. Bradish

In 2008, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) announced that they had signed a $58 million (US) sponsorship agreement with British Petroleum (BP), an oil company with well-known environmental concerns and offenses. The current case is set in July 2010 amidst BP’s most recent, and largest, environmental incident. The purpose of this case is to answer a key question: What action (if any) should LOCOG take with respect to its partnership with BP given the Gulf Coast oil spill? Additionally, students are challenged to form opinions regarding the environmental and social responsibilities of an Olympic sponsor, and to develop a strategic plan and policies for Olympic partners related to their environmental and social actions in the future.

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Anastasios Kaburakis, Linda A. Sharp and David A. Pierce

Case law discussions in sport management scholarship and pedagogy frequently focus exclusively on one primary topic area. Thus, a case serves as a textbook example of a specific legal theory and management practice points. Occasionally, a multi-faceted case allows for an elaborate, comprehensive analysis, integrating teaching concepts from several areas of the law. Such is the factual scenario of O’Brien v. Ohio State University. This teaching case study offers lessons in Contract Law, NCAA Compliance, and International Arbitration. The complex web of these three intersections of sport law, policy, and management provides students and scholars the opportunity to both delve deeper into concepts and learn crucial details in a broader context. Key facets of each portion instrumentally affected the other portions of the case, triggering chain reactions. Teaching this case contributes to students’ appreciation of these intertwining concepts, and creates overall awareness of potentially far-reaching ramifications for each action.

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James E. Johnson, T.J. Herniak, Kelly Kwiatkowski and Amy Hill

Child protective services is a broad category that impacts a variety of organizations who work directly with children. Youth sport and recreation organizations, as well as universities who have youth services, are uniquely positioned for increased risk from coaches, counselors, volunteers, or administrators who have regular access to youth via their roles as trusted leaders. Sport management graduates often find themselves in these positions, or supervising individuals who hold these positions. With this premise in mind, it is essential that sport management students are exposed to the concept of child protection, and understand the potential ramifications if child protective measures are not followed. This case describes an incident occurring at a university kid’s camp where student employees serve as counselors. The incident places one counselor in a precarious situation, and forces his supervisor into some difficult decisions. The case allows students to evaluate the situation from an assortment of sport management perspectives including governance/policy considerations, legal ramifications, organizational theory, or ethical decision-making. Discussion questions encourage students to confront these perspectives and consider the role of child protection from a variety of vantage points (e.g., counselor, parent, administrator).