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Grace Yan, Dustin Steller, Nicholas M. Watanabe and Nels Popp

, & Karg, 2015 ). With this understanding, this study sought to advance the current discussion by proposing an alternative approach to examine broader patterns of content generation of college football on Web 2.0 platforms. The significance of studying Web 2.0 sport-content generation resides in the

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Bailey Peck, Timothy Renzi, Hannah Peach, Jane Gaultney and Joseph S. Marino

offensive and defensive linemen using evaluation criteria previously reported for similar populations. This study compared self-reported sleep patterns, daytime sleepiness, body composition, anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, and the Modified Mallampati Index (MMPI) between college football

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Andrew D. Govus, Aaron Coutts, Rob Duffield, Andrew Murray and Hugh Fullagar

Daily monitoring of a player’s internal and external training loads is critical in American college football since a high training load coupled with inadequate recovery can result in injury, illness, or overtraining. 1 One commonly used noninvasive method of monitoring an athlete

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Craig A. Wrisberg and Johannes Raabe

study depicts the way I conducted PC with an elite college football place kicker over the course of 5 years. More specifically, this paper demonstrates how I adhered to the following components of PC throughout the consulting process: presuppositionless starting point, open-ended question

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Katherine Baird

This article examines the relationship between player compensation in college football and competitive balance on the field. It shows that National Collegiate Athletic Association rule changes restricting football-player compensation are not associated with an improvement in football’s competitive balance. Although college football is marginally more balanced than professional sports in any given year, an examination of cumulative records spanning numerous seasons proves college football to be as unbalanced as professional sports. The movement toward reducing player compensation, coincident with an increasing value to player talent, raises issues over how the financial gain from college football talent should be used. The significant degree of talent (and financial) imbalance among college football teams suggests that more attention should be paid to the determinants of talent distribution in college football.

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Robert McCunn, Hugh H.K. Fullagar, Sean Williams, Travis J. Halseth, John A. Sampson and Andrew Murray

protect student athletes’ health and welfare 6 and likelihood of improved performance outcomes, 4 it would seem beneficial to investigate practical solutions to reduce the number and cost of time-loss injuries with relevance to college football. College football poses a unique sporting environment

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Chad Seifried, Brian Soebbing and Kwame J.A. Agyemang

In a previous paper published by Sport History Review , Chad Seifried and Benjamin King found 66 college football bowl sites, hosting a combined 1,077 games from 1902 through 2010, provided participants $3.5 billion in payouts. Those bowl games featured current Division I Football Bowl Division

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Brian M. Mills, Scott Tainsky, B. Christine Green and Becca Leopkey

behavioral economics experiment known as the ultimatum game applied in the context of collegiate football. Rivalries in the college football context are particularly acute and often reinforced through continuous contact with in-group fans (fellow students). In this context, we directly test the willingness

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Kathy B. Parker

The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of former college football players upon exiting intercollegiate careers. The qualitative methodology of in-depth, dialogic interviewing was employed. Participants were 7 former NCAA Division I-A collegiate football players who completed their eligibility within the last 3 years and who were at least 8 months removed from collegiate competition. These participants were not under contract with any professional teams at the time of their interviews. Findings centered around the following themes: (a) the transition from high school to elite-level college football, and the change in the relationships participants had with their coaches; (b) the learning of behavior not positively transferable to the “real world”; (c) the power and control issues surrounding the major college football setting, and the manner in which participants perceived, and responded to, being controlled; and (d) the ways participants were experiencing posteligibility life.

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Giancarlo Condello, Kevin Schultz and Antonio Tessitore

The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between straight-sprint and change-of-direction performance. Total sprinting time and split time at 5 m were collected from 44 college football players during a 15-m straight sprint (SS15m) and a 15-m zigzag sprint with two 60° changes of direction (COD15m). Differences in sprinting time between COD15m and SS15m and between COD5m and SS5m were expressed as percentage of decrement at 5 m and 15 m (Δ%5m and Δ%15m). Significant and high correlations emerged between SS15m and COD15m (r = .86, P < .0001), SS5m and SS15m (r = .92, P < .0001), SS5m and COD5m (r = .92, P < .0001), and COD5m and COD15m (r = .71, P < .0001). Δ%5m and Δ%15m showed a range of 1.2–30.0% and 34.9–59.4%, respectively. These results suggested how straight-sprint and change-of-direction performance are similar abilities in college football players, in particular when a smaller angle of the change of direction is considered. Moreover, it seems necessary to have athletes undergo tests that mimic the demands of football game, which is characterized by sprint on short distances and with changes of direction.