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Kim C. Graber, K. Andrew R. Richards, Chad M. Killian and Amelia Mays Woods

stewardship includes preparing the next generation of physical educators, as well as conducting research on the processes associated with physical education teaching, learning, and teacher education ( Lawson, 2016 ). Although faculty roles can be complementary, there is also the potential for conflicting

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Beth G. Clarkson, Elwyn Cox and Richard C. Thelwell

women in coaching have been identified in extant literature at individual (e.g., coach burnout; Durand-Bush, Collins, & McNeill, 2012 ), interpersonal (e.g., work-family conflict; Dixon & Bruening, 2007 ), organizational (e.g., lack of training opportunity; Shaw & Allen, 2009 ), and sociocultural

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Robin D. Taylor, Howie J. Carson and Dave Collins

thematic analysis supported further development of themes from previous studies that focused on age-gapped siblings; namely, interactional context, emotional interpersonal skills, rivalry, skill development, communication, and type of separation ( Taylor et al., 2017 ; 2018 ). In addition, conflict and

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Amanda Kastrinos, Rachel Damiani and Debbie Treise

feeling about the disease, focusing on how high the death toll would likely be and ways to prevent further contamination. Fear of SARS was fueled by the coverage of quarantines and isolations around the world, and conflicting information about SARS forced the public to make decisions based on the opinions

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Michael Wälchli, Jan Ruffieux,, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller and Wolfgang Taube

authors declare no conflicts of interest. This work was supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Sports (grant number 14-06 ). References 1. Alderman BL , Beighle A , Pangrazi RP . Enhancing motivation in physical education . J Phys Educ Recreat Dance . 2006 ; 77 ( 2 ): 41 – 51 . doi:10

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Kelsey M. Rynkiewicz, Lauren A. Fry and Lindsay J. DiStefano

categories: overuse (18), posttrauma (10), diabetics (4), and other (4). Of these, only 11 patients were active in sport, highlighting the possibility of CECS being more common in the nonathletic population than previously noted. • There is conflicting evidence regarding sex as a predictor for CECS. In one

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Erica M. Willadsen, Andrea B. Zahn and Chris J. Durall

of the studies found decreased landing knee-flexion angles in response to plyometric training. 4 Balance training or neuromuscular training led to decreased knee valgus and increased knee-flexion angles with landing in 2 studies. 2 , 3 Core stability training had conflicting effects on landing knee

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Rick Telander

This paper provides an overview of the role relationship between professional athletes and sports journalists. After a brief historical review it discusses (a) the current conflicts between players and sports writers in light of changing role definitions for both athletes and journalists, (b) ethical guidelines for writers covering athletes as personalities, and (c) how the emergence of superstar athletes has intensified the potential for conflict in player-press relations. The major conclusion is that conflict in player-press relations is likely to continue. Its intensity will vary with the players’ understandings of the role of the press in professional sport, the knowledge and empathy of the sports writers themselves, and the sophistication of the consumers of sport publications.

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Marvin Washington and Marc J. Ventresca

The prominence of collegiate athletics in amateur athletics is a historically specific outcome. Research in institutional theory is extended by developing an institutional-conflict-based approach to studying institutional changes of U.S. collegiate athletics. Available secondary sources and extensive original data demonstrate how the NCAA came to dominate the governance structure of U.S. amateur basketball. Discourse about the NCAA came to represent the dominant discourse in amateur basketball, and colleges and universities eliminated the noncolleges and nonuniversities from their play schedules. The NCAA developed a set of institutional strategies aimed at increasing its power in U.S. basketball. An institutional-conflict-based approach is useful for analyzing changes in the institutional structure of sports and demonstrates how governance systems and institutional conflicts impact organizational actions. Sport policy makers and managers should consider the historical context and institutional environment of their sport when making decisions.

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Maureen R. Weiss, Alan L. Smith and Marc Theeboom

The influence of peer groups on children’s psychosocial development is highlighted in the sport psychology literature in areas such as motivation, self-perceptions, and affect. However, scant research has been devoted to examining children’s and teenagers’ conceptions of friendships within the physical domain. Current and former sport program participants (N = 38) took part in an in-depth interview that concerned their best friend in sports. An inductive content analysis revealed the existence of 12 positive friendship dimensions: companionship, pleasant play/association, self-esteem enhancement, help and guidance, prosocial behavior, intimacy, loyalty, things in common, attractive personal qualities, emotional support, absence of conflicts, and conflict resolution. Four negative friendship dimensions were extracted: conflict, unattractive personal qualities, betrayal, and inaccessible. These conceptions of friendship were both similar and unique to friendship conceptions found in mainstream developmental research. Future research directions include measurement efforts, relationships among important constructs, and intervention techniques in the sport setting.