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Daniel Maderer, Petros Parganas and Christos Anagnostopoulos

). Given the worldwide appeal of sport in general and football (or soccer) in particular ( Blumrodt, Bryson, & Flanagan, 2012 ; Uhrich, 2014 ), sport fans use social media to extend their knowledge, as well as to share experiences and opinions about their club ( Abeza, O’Reilly, Seguin, & Nzindukiyimana

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Derek M.D. Silva, Roy Bower and William Cipolli III

For thousands of high school athletes playing football across the country, the first Wednesday in February has a particularly special meaning. It is a day that encompasses years of grueling practices, training, studying, and preparation for a passage into collegiate athletics. Officially referred

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Maurice Vergeer and Leon Mulder

( Rosenberg & Egbert, 2011 ), while other benefits are specifically related to their profession, such as using social media for marketing purposes ( McCarthy, Rowley, Catherine, & Pioch, 2014 ) or supporting social causes ( Sanderson & Hull, 2015 ). On social media, internationally renowned football (also

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Chris Barnhill and Mauro Palmero

Wisconsin State University (WSU) is on the verge of receiving an invitation to join the Mid-Atlantic Conference (a conference with Football Bowl Subdivision [FBS] status). To successfully transition to FBS, WSU needs its students to approve a fee increase to offset the additional costs. Alex Pence, the assistant director of marketing, has been placed in charge of developing a marketing plan to influence students to support the fee increase. Unfortunately for Pence, WSU students have a history of opposing fees for athletics. With pressure from the school’s administration, Pence must figure out how create support for the move while balancing the ethical and political pressures he is facing.

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Rachel Lohman, Amelia Carr and Dominique Condo

Australian football is a popular team-based contact sport in Australia, with more than 30 leagues worldwide ( Gray & Jenkins, 2010 ). The Australian Football League (AFL) is the elite national competition, consisting of 18 teams spread over six states ( Johnston et al., 2018 ). Australian football

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Mahsa Jessri, Maryam Jessri, Bahram RashidKhani and Caryn Zinn

The purpose of this study was to assess the nutrition knowledge and the factors determining this knowledge in Iranian college basketball and football athletes. By highlighting gaps in nutrition knowledge of these athletes, sport nutrition professionals may begin to address these gaps by educating athletes with a view toward minimizing injury and enhancing sport performance. Sixty-six basketball and 141 football players (response rate 78.4%) from 4 medical and 8 nonmedical universities in Tehran agreed to participate in this cross-sectional study. A 2-part questionnaire was used; the first part comprised questions identifying demographic information, and the second part comprised a previously well-validated questionnaire on sport nutrition knowledge. The overall knowledge score was 33.2% (± 12.3%). Men scored 28.2% (± 12.7%), and women, 38.7% (± 14.2%). In both genders, the highest score was obtained for the nutrients subcategory, and the supplements subcategory was the most poorly answered. When compared with their peers, a significantly higher score was obtained by women (p < .001), athletes at medical universities (p < .001), and those obtaining nutrition information from reputable sources (p = .03). The coach was cited by 89.4% of athletes as their main source of nutrition information. This study showed that the sport nutrition knowledge of these athletes is inadequate. Considering that this substandard level of knowledge may contribute to poor dietary behaviors, these athletes would benefit from nutrition-related training and education.

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Pedro Figueiredo, George P. Nassis and João Brito

Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) provides a noninvasive biological marker that may be useful to monitor football players responses to training 1 , 2 and to identify players at risk of upper respiratory tract (URT) infection. 3 Indeed, low levels of salivary IgA over a training period

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Constantine P. Nicolozakes, Daniel K. Schneider, Benjamin D. Roewer, James R. Borchers and Timothy E. Hewett

Football is the leading cause of sports injuries in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with an overall injury rate of 35.9 injuries per 1000 game athletic exposures. 1 , 2 Nearly one-fifth of NCAA Division I football injuries result in time lost. 3 The most debilitating injuries

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Brendan H. Lazarus, William G. Hopkins, Andrew M. Stewart and Robert J. Aughey

Australian football is the most popular sport in Australia measured by match attendance, television ratings, and overall popularity. 1 The goal of every Australian football team is to win as many matches as possible, which in turn contributes to the team’s ranking on the premiership table and

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Cynthia J. Wright, Nico G. Silva, Erik E. Swartz and Brent L. Arnold

Key Points ▸ Developing proficiency in football facemask removal requires substantial practice. ▸ Following standardized instruction, student facemask removal time was similar to skilled clinicians. ▸ The single intervention did not achieve desired performance for consistency or head motion