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Daniel Wigfield, Ryan Snelgrove, Luke R. Potwarka, Katie Misener and Laura Wood

-to-date. In addition to the year-round staff, PGC Basketball employs a significant number of seasonal employees who are essential to operating the various camp offerings. Seasonal employment peaks during the summer camp season (i.e., May through August). Approximately 220 seasonal staff are hired annually to

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Gashaw Abeza, Norm O’Reilly, Kyle Kashuck, Joshua Law and Alexandra Speck

games has been declining steadily over the past few years. In 2015, for example, the Pac-12 saw a 3% decrease from the previous year and a total overall decrease of 14% from their peak season in 2007 ( Solomon, 2016 ). In 2016, Stanford University (−12%) led the Pac-12 in attendance decline, while

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Lynley Ingerson and Michael L. Naraine

database Appendix B: Stadium Manager Job Title: Stadium Manager Reporting to: Franchise Manager Hours: 40 hour week plus daytime, evening, and weekend work required during peak periods. Salary To be confirmed Location: Based at the Buffalo Entertainment Centre Some travel to other facilities and regions

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Richard J. Buning and Heather Gibson

Using the event-travel-career concept, this study examined the trajectory of active-sport-event travel careers through stages of development and the corresponding factors and dimensions perceived to influence career progression in the sport of cycling. In-depth semistructured interviews were conducted with 12 amateur cyclists engaged in lifestyles geared toward active event travel. A grounded theory approach revealed that active event travel careers evolve through a complex progression of 9 core themes and related subthemes. The core themes included the first event, starting out, motivation, temporal, travel style, destination criteria, event types, spatial, and later in life. On the basis of these findings, a 6-stage active-sport-event travel career model is proposed consisting of initiation, introduction, expansion, peak threshold, maintenance, and maturity. From this model, theoretical contributions, suggestions for future research, and practical implications for sport tourism and event management are discussed.

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Ian Cunningham, Peter Simmons, Duncan Mascarenhas and Steve Redhead

Communication and player management are integral to effective sport officiating, but most research has focused on physical performance and decision making. The few previous studies of officiating communication tended to use “transmission” conceptualizations of communication (e.g., decision communication, impression management). Eleven officiating-development managers and coaches from 7 peak Australian sport bodies were interviewed to explore conceptualizations of communication and player management, the way officials improve, and the role of the sport bodies in improvement. Four salient themes emerged in conceptualizations of effective officiating communication and player management: personal qualities of the official, 1-way-communication direction giving and impression management, situation monitoring (interpreting player and context), and skilled interaction (adapting communication appropriately for context). The findings highlight a mismatch between (a) interpretive and interactive communication skills perceived to be most important and challenging and (b) the training that is currently provided to officials. There was general commonality in practice and training issues across sport codes. The article makes theoretical contributions to the study of sport-official communication and practical recommendations for improving approaches to training skilled communication and player management.

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Kristi Sweeney

intercollegiate sport. The chapter walks the reader through the 1943 and ’44 football seasons—the latter would be Griffith’s last. At the age of 67, John L. Griffith died and was best summarized by friend and fellow administrator Lynn St. John of Ohio State University: “He dies at the very peak of his career and

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Akira Asada, Yong Jae Ko and Wonseok (Eric) Jang

distribution of involvement items formed a bimodal pattern, with one peak around 1 (the lowest point) and the other peak around 4 (the middle point). Therefore, we created two groups around the two peaks ( Hair, Black, Babin, & Anderson, 2009 ). We recruited 260 U.S. residents using MTurk. Because we used an

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Liam J.A. Lenten, Aaron C.T. Smith and Ralph-Christopher Bayer

found guilty of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency leading the global cycling peak body (Union Cycliste Internationale–UCI) to strip his seven Tour (and other) titles, leaving the 1999–2005 Tours permanently without a champion. Among the other major issues debated in the fallout from the Armstrong

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John Charles Bradbury

relationship between goal differential and current attendance shows that the impact of goal differential increased at a decreasing rate until peaking at around 16 goals and then began to decline. Thus, not only were the returns to success diminishing, but they also might be negative at extreme positive values

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Ted Hayduk III and Matt Walker

. Second, the professional sport product is more cyclical and ephemeral than that of many other industries. The professional American football season, for example, runs from one predetermined point in time to another. This creates a very high peak of consumption throughout the calendar year, followed