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Don Hellison’s Scholarship Reconsidered

Paul M. Wright, Karisa Fuerniss, and Nicholas Cutforth

Theory surely leads to practice. But practice also leads to theory. And teaching, at its best, shapes both research and practice. Viewed from this perspective, a more comprehensive, more dynamic understanding of scholarship can be considered, one in which the rigid categories of teaching, research

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The Importance of Textbooks in Kinesiology

Charles B. Corbin, Hyeonho Yu, and Diane L. Gill

trends within K–12 and higher education are discussed. Examples of texts in the field, including texts by Academy Fellows, are presented. In addition, we attempt to answer several questions. Over the past century, who wrote textbooks? What was their influence? Is textbook writing scholarship? Historical

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Esports Scholarship Review: Synthesis, Contributions, and Future Research

Anthony D. Pizzo, Yiran Su, Tobias Scholz, Bradley J. Baker, Juho Hamari, and Leah Ndanga

disciplines ( Xue et al., 2019 ). Given their interdisciplinary nature, esports have attracted much attention from academics across a variety of disciplines ( Pizzo et al., 2022 ). Nevertheless, esports scholarship remains fragmented, missing opportunities to connect with and inform scholarship transcending

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Advancing Youth Sport Scholarship: Selected Directions and Considerations

Alan L. Smith, Karl Erickson, and Leapetswe Malete

are few contexts that exhibit the same degree of reach and engagement, not only among young people themselves but also of supporting adults, agencies, and communities. Consequently, it is no surprise that scholarship on youth sport has expanded over the past 4 decades in concert with the maturation of

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The Distinctiveness of Sport Management Theory and Research

George B. Cunningham, Janet S. Fink, and James J. Zhang

publication of Brooks’s ( 1981 ) edited text. In doing so, we (a) summarize historical events in the field, including those related to educational advances and professional societies; (b) highlight theoretical advances; (c) review the research in the field over time, categorizing the scholarship into three

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Adapted Physical Activity Scholarship: Evolving From Corrective to Inclusion and Anti-Ableist

Karen P. DePauw

To reflect upon the evolution of adapted physical activity (APA) scholarship in the last century requires an understanding of the historical context of APA as a profession and discipline (subdiscipline) and its relationship to the discipline of kinesiology. APA is the umbrella term that encompasses

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Critiquing the Social Media Scholarship in Sport Studies: A Sport Entrepreneurship Analysis

Vanessa Ratten

:// Abeza , G. , O’Reilly , N. , Séguin , B. , & Nzindukiyimana , O. ( 2015 ). Social media scholarship in sport management research: A critical review . Journal of Sport Management, 29 ( 6 ), 601 – 618 . Abeza , G. , O

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Social Media Scholarship in Sport Studies and College Athletes’ Name, Image, and Likeness Opportunities

Edward M. Kian and Matthew Zimmerman

Staff, 2022 ). This was in stark contrast to the pre-NIL era when the NCAA received significant criticism after taking away the athletic eligibility of University of Central Florida kicker Donald De La Haye, who was not a starter or even on a football scholarship. De La Haye had refused to stop

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Relationship Marketing: Revisiting the Scholarship in Sport Management and Sport Communication

Gashaw Abeza, Norm O’Reilly, and Jessica R. Braunstein-Minkove

“scientific myopia” and a “melting pot.” Following the lack of coordination, several review articles have appeared in the literature in which authors attempted to organize the scholarship by examining the history and evolution of RM (e.g.,  Harker & Egan, 2006 ; Möller & Halinen, 2000 ), the varied

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Sport Management Scholarship: A Professoriate in Transition?

Janet B. Parks and Michael E. Bartley

Scholarship expectations of many universities in the United States are becoming more stringent. The purpose of this study was to examine variables associated with the scholarship of the sport management professoriate. The participants were 266 of the 422 academics in the NASPE-NASSM Sport Management Program List (1991). Chi-square tests of independence (alpha < .004) revealed slight tendencies for (a) younger faculty to have doctorates in areas such as sport management, psychology/sociology of sport, and legal aspects of sport rather than in physical education; (b) younger faculty to have more publications than older faculty; (c) women to be concentrated in the lower ranks and salary ranges; and (d) movement toward gender parity in rank and salary. This study should be replicated in 5 years to discover if these tendencies were precursors of trends.