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Michael Mondello, Brian M. Mills and Scott Tainsky

Like most North American professional sports leagues, most National Football League (NFL) franchises do not share their market with any other football teams and, thus, enjoy the benefits of territorial monopolies. With restriction on the number of teams in the league and franchise agreements

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Misia Gervis, Helen Pickford and Thomas Hau

Literature Review Although the prevalence or risk of mental health problems faced by current or former professional footballers is comparable to ( Rice et al., 2016 ) or if not greater than ( Gouttebarge, Frings-Dresen, & Sluiter, 2015 ; McManus, Bebbington, Jenkins, & Brugha, 2016 ; van Ramele

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Judy L. Van Raalte, Britton W. Brewer, Devon D. Brewer and Darwyn E. Linder

Study 1 was conducted to explore athletes' perceptions of an athlete who consults a sport psychologist. Football players from two NCAA Division II colleges, one with and one without athletic counseling/sport psychology services, were asked to indicate how strongly they would recommend drafting a quarterback who had worked with his coaches, a sport psychologist, or a psychotherapist to improve his performance. Results indicated that in neither college did athletes derogate other athletes who were said to have consulted sport psychologists. Study 2 was conducted to examine athletes' perceptions of various sport and mental health professionals. Similarity judgments of the practitioners were analyzed using correspondence analysis, and rankings of the practitioners on three dimensions (expertise in sport-related, mental, and physical issues) were analyzed using cultural consensus analysis. Consistent with past research, these three variables were salient factors in subjects' similarity judgments of the practitioners.

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Thomas Horky, Marianna Baranovskaa, Christoph G. Grimmer, Honorata Jakubowska and Barbara Stelzner

Football’s EURO 2016 in France marked a high point for sport journalism and broadcasting in all the countries involved ( Broadband, 2016 ). Above all in Europe, reporting on the big football tournaments regularly gains the greatest television coverage ( Gerhard & Geese, 2016 ; Gerhard & Zubayr

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Brendan Dwyer, Joshua M. Lupinek and Rebecca M. Achen

-oriented where women are seen as invaders or outsiders ( Sveinson & Hoeber, 2016 ). This dominant ideology has made it difficult for female sports fans to have their own voice ( Esmonde, Cooky, & Andrews, 2015 ). Despite such an ideology, the National Football League (NFL) fan base is now estimated to be half

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Jimmy Sanderson, Sarah Stokowski and Elizabeth Taylor

disclose on social media and how such content might potentially violate National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules ( Sanderson, 2018a ; Sanderson, Snyder, Hull, & Gramlich, 2015 ). Against this backdrop, Temple University’s football program introduced a unique social media strategy for its 2018

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Mathieu Winand, Matthew Belot, Sebastian Merten and Dimitrios Kolyperas

Internationale de Football Association ), which manages the game of football (soccer) and whose members are national football associations around the world. The purpose of this research was to examine the way FIFA uses Twitter and analyze how this ISF interacts with its followers using this particular social

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Stine Nylandsted Jensen, Andreas Ivarsson, Johan Fallby and Anne-Marie Elbe

extent of one’s gambling involvement, jeopardizing or losing a significant relationship or career opportunity due to gambling, or relying on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling ( Hodgins, Stea, & Grant, 2011 ). Gambling on the outcomes of football matches

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Kurtis Pankow, Amber D. Mosewich and Nicholas L. Holt

qualities ( Day, Fleenor, Atwater, Sturm, & McKee, 2014 ). In the current study, we examined model youth football coaches’ perceptions of their leadership styles and factors that contributed to the development of these leadership styles, in order generate more knowledge about leadership in youth sport

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

Background In stark contrast to a significant growth in women’s participation in football (soccer) over the past 20 years, such growth is not reflected in the number of women coaches at all levels of expertise ( Williams, 2013 ). Recent reports indicate that 80% of coaching positions in European