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Sarah K. Fields and R. Dawn Comstock

Rugby, a fast-paced, aggressive contact sport, has a high incidence of injury. This study examines why US women play rugby given the social stigma surrounding women’s participation in sports in general, particularly contact sports, and despite the high risk of injury. In a survey of their injury history and potential injury risk factors, 339 female rugby players from 14 teams of varied quality and levels of play from a wide geographic area in the United States were asked why they played the sport. Their responses indicate that women play rugby because they enjoy the game, they like the aggressive aspects of the sport, they appreciate the social aspects of the game, and they believe the sport provides them with positive benefits, such as increased fitness, confidence, and strength. The results of this study indicate that many women are willing to risk injury for the positive rewards that they associate with rugby.

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Matthew R. Hodler

, 2008), 219. He was the youngest man to swim for the US Olympic team since 1932. 2. Peter McMullen, Amazing Pace: The Story of Michael Phelps from Sydney to Athens to Beijing (New York: Rodale, 2006). 3. Liana B. Baker, “Phelps Challenges Former Sponsor Speedo with New Brand,” Reuters, December 22

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Claire-Marie Roberts and Jacky Forsyth

performance that may differ according to gender. For example, during sport competition, research suggests that females often adopt different pacing and tactical strategies than males, which are often more robust and independent of opponents ( Hettinga, 2018 )—information that is key to effective coaching and

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Faye Linda Wachs

By Hentges Sarah. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014, Jefferson, NC and London. I am not perfect. I do not proclaim to have all the answers. Mine is one voice and one body. For almost 15 years my fitness practice was a side job, a hobby, a change of pace, extra income, a mandated time to work out. As

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. Invited Speaker: Dr. Florentina Hettinga (PhD, SFHEA, FECSS) Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, University of Essex, UK Pacing, fatigue and tactics of winning races: Are there differences between men and women? Many studies have researched how athletes regulate their

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Kenneth Sean Chaplin

, which black men collectively express via their desires for athletic control over blacktops. On the blacktops, the black men routinely manipulate the selection of players to influence the performance styles, pace, and flow of games to their advantage. These adjustments allow the black men to possess and

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Orlagh Farmer, Donna Duffy, Kevin Cahill, Diarmuid Lester, Sarahjane Belton and Wesley O’Brien

they participated in each of these activities. Habitual PA was also assessed using two questions from the Physician-based Assessment and Counseling for Exercise (PACE) questionnaire: How many days in the last week (PACE 1) and in a usual week (PACE 2) does the subject do at least 60 min of physical

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Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Betty A. Block and Fredrick L. Wagner

strides have been made to level the playing field for women ( Tavakolli, Najafi, & Ramezani, 2013 ). Given these insights we are treating women in sport as separate from men in sport in this discussion. The nature of sport is highly complex and changes at a remarkable pace. It is Barnett’s ( 2004 ) notion

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Dominic Malcolm

intellectualism and social activism. The former defines an intellectual who writes for the general public but, pace Gramsci, an intellectual whose ideas are influential ( Bairner, 2009 ). Against this, the public sociologist is “a public intellectual who applies sociological ideas and findings to social (broadly

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David R. Bassett, Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Lynn B. Panton, Philip E. Martin and Ann M. Swartz

, pharmacy, dentistry, and medicine. Although this growth has benefitted the profession in many ways, it has also created a need for more faculty members and improved facilities ( Thomas, 2014 ). At many institutions, the teaching resources in kinesiology programs have not kept pace with increases in