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Just a Fantasy? Examining Fantasy Sport in a Time Without Sport

Brody J. Ruihley and Jacob Chamberlin

impact of the Coronavirus crisis of 2020 created a social-distancing environment not suitable for sport participation and spectator viewing. This sport closure has impacted the fantasy sport community in ways that were and are far beyond anyone’s imagination. With major sports like professional soccer

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Everyday Things Change: Australian Athlete Communication During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Lewis Whales, Stephen Frawley, Adam Cohen, and Natalia Nikolova

In this commentary paper, we explored the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the perspective of professional Australian athletes. We discussed the impact that the coronavirus and related competition shutdowns had on athletes with two Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) players, one of whom is a delegate

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Fake News Travels Fast: Exploring Misinformation Circulated Around Wu Lei’s Coronavirus Case

Bo Li and Olan Scott

coronavirus. During the coronavirus crisis, both the virus and misinformation spread widely in China. Fake news created confusion for people and also shaped people’s perceptions of this pandemic. Some fake news stories provided incorrect health information; one such example was that consuming alcohol could

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Gendering the Coronavirus Pandemic: Toward a Framework of Interdependence for Sport

Madeleine Pape and Fiona McLachlan

and for good reasons ( Cooky, Messner, & Musto, 2015 ; Hargreaves, 1994 ). In this essay, however, we want to consider a different analytical strategy. Specifically, we take the Coronavirus pandemic as a moment to consider how the ideology of dependence inhibits women’s place in sport, with a

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Perceptions of Physical Activity Changes Due to COVID-19 Restrictions Among Women in the United Kingdom

Jacky J. Forsyth, Lorna Makay, and Victoria Riley

coronavirus response). Other women mentioned either having to care for a family member or for a child, which meant they did not feel they had the time or motivation to exercise: “I think one thing is the kids. So, I keep focusing on their needs, and also focusing on my work, then focusing on my physical

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Football Without Football: Creativity in German Football Coverage by TV Broadcasters and Clubs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Christiana Schallhorn and Jessica Kunert

No More Football: What Now? Everything was well in Germany’s world of sport at the beginning of March 2020: football [soccer] stadiums were full of spectators, and any change from the regularly scheduled programming was unimaginable, even unthinkable. Only a few days later, the Coronavirus dictated

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Volume 13 (2020): Issue 3 (Sep 2020): Special Issue: Sport and the Coronavirus Crisis

IJSC International Journal of Sport Communication 1936-3915 1936-3907 1 09 2020 13 3 10.1123/ijsc.2020.13.issue-3 Special Issue: Sport and the Coronavirus Crisis Guest Editors: Brody J. Ruihley and Bo Li INTRODUCTION 10.1123/ijsc.2020-0254 INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS 10.1123/ijsc.2020-0116 10.1123/ijsc

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on a Major Event Legacy: The 2020 National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Final Four

Beth A. Cianfrone and Timothy Kellison

,000 volunteers to host the events in multiple private and public facilities, including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, the Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), NCAA President Mark Emmert announced on March 11 that the Final Four events

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Sport and the Coronavirus Crisis Special Issue: An Introduction

Brody J. Ruihley and Bo Li

The world experienced a tremendous amount of challenges and change during the year 2020. Having been first reported on December 31, 2019, a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), entered the global landscape, altering the daily lives of nearly

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From ESPN to Instagram LIVE: The Evolution of Fan–Athlete Interaction Amid the Coronavirus

Lillian Feder

live talent show on social media is what pushed fans to tune in to the live stream the day it aired. That source of motivation is the coronavirus. Quarantine breeds isolation and, in turn, intensifies individuals’ longing for social interaction. With a universal impact affecting both professional