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Joshua Woods

, 2002 ; Mowen et al., 2015 ; Payne, Mowen, & Orsega-Smith, 2002 ; Wolch & Zhang, 2004 ). Geography More is known about the geographical barriers to playing disc golf. The PDGA tracks the opening and closing of all disc-golf courses in the country. As expected, states with large populations, such as

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Mark Dottori, Guy Faulkner, Ryan Rhodes, Norm O’Reilly, Leigh Vanderloo and Gashaw Abeza

agencies) noted that “the cost of enrollment is the largest barrier to sport participation with 90% of parents agree[ing] that organized sports are too expensive” ( Chubb, 2015 ). The coverage also reported that “Canadian families spend an average of $953 annually for one child to play in organized sport

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Grace Yan, Dustin Steller, Nicholas M. Watanabe and Nels Popp

initiating long-form content on Saturdays. Third, the observation that Power-Five conferences play a significant role in directing attention means there is a barrier for teams that do not have Power-Five conference affiliation to acquire competitive advantage on digital platforms. This suggests that schools

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Jon Welty Peachey, Laura Burton, Janelle Wells and Mi Ryoung Chung

forward . Quest, 69 ( 1 ), 125 – 139 . doi:10.1080/00336297.2016.1165123 10.1080/00336297.2016.1165123 Welty Peachey , J. , & Cohen , A. ( 2016 ). Research partnerships in sport for development and peace: Challenges, barriers, and strategies . Journal of Sport Management, 30 , 282 – 297 . doi

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Grace Yan, Ann Pegoraro and Nicholas M. Watanabe

, precisely because of the organizational capacity of social media, there has been the increasing implementation of structural barriers for college athletes to participate in activism. This can be witnessed from tightened policies and regulations developed by college athletic departments to monitor athletes

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Shaun M. Anderson and Matthew M. Martin

community level, sport brings together, break downs barriers and unites those who may have nothing else in common. Sport has a unique ability to transcend race, religion, gender, and creed. It is truly a social cohesion” (p. 2). Some scholars, however, have noted that sport in relation to community

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Michael Kirkwood, Sheau-Fen Yap and Yingzi Xu

( Adams, 2017 ). The lessons learned over time and the manner in which the UFC continually adapts various aspects of MMA as an offering presents sport marketers with unique insight. The UFC has maneuvered political pressure, legislative barriers, negative public opinion, and changing consumer preferences

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Robert J. Lake

rich. . . . The exclusive, upper-middle-class image of the game in this country is a disincentive and a barrier to opportunity. Similarly, Barry Flatman ( 2000 ) lamented, “Things could be so different if the Championships . . . became a little more accessible to the general public.” These and other

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Brendan O’Hallarn, Stephen L. Shapiro, Marion E. Hambrick, D.E. Wittkower, Lynn Ridinger and Craig A. Morehead

. Figure 1 —Conceptual model of public sphere creation through sport-themed Twitter hashtags. Clearly, barriers do exist to the creation of public spheres through Twitter hashtags. However, the proposed model ( O’Hallarn, 2015 ) affords the opportunity to examine online sport discourse via Twitter hashtags

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Brent D. Oja, Henry T. Wear and Aaron W. Clopton

) argued that these singular events create feelings of importance for those individuals who attend, and this allows the event to “inject new energy into the communal atmosphere” (p. 110). This energy around the community breaks down communication and social barriers and allows for a unique opportunity to