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American Football

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Performance Demands of American Football In this chapter, we introduce the sport of American football (AmF) and discuss the various factors of importance for players and the relative...

The Father of American Football

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Walter Camp was never an All-American but for thirty-seven years the maker of All-Americans, never a paid coach but the “coach of coaches,” never a ruler but the preeminent creator of rules.On Camp’s importance to football, see Martin...

Manhood, Memory, and White Men’s Sports in the American South

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...In the 1960s, Paul Dietzel, the football coach at Louisiana State University and later the University of South Carolina, loved to read his own poem when he spoke at athletic banquets. He called it “Sissy.”Paul F. Dietzel, “Sissy...

Systemic Interventions for Athletes

Mitch Abrams

Mitch Abrams, PsyD, is a clinician administrator for University Correctional HealthCare/UMDNJ, where he is responsible for the delivery of mental health services for 6 of the state’s 13 state prisons. Dr. Abrams co-coordinates the forensic track of UMDNJ’s predoctoral psychology internship and has been involved with several aspects of advancing the quality of mental health services in prison systems. He is a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anger Management in Sport : Understanding and Controlling Violence in Athletes

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Very often when I am contacted to do anger management work with athletes, an incident has already occurred and the organization hopes to undo what has transpired. Obviously, no one can change the past, and intervention requests are often...

The Boardroom

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...They called it the Boardroom. It wasn’t an executive suite with a penthouse view; rather, it was a chapped asphalt tennis court in Mel Farr’s backyard. Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back, owned an acre and a half property on a dirt road...

Invasion Game: Touch Football

Playing Fair

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...Mr. Gibson knows something is up with the class. The students are usually bright and bubbly at the start of a new games unit, looking forward to fun games and their teacher's on-the-fly ideas and changes. Today, everyone looks uninspired.So...

Academic Divide

Shaun Powell

Shaun Powell is a sports columnist for Newsday, a New York-based newspaper renowned for its local, national, and international coverage. He has worked at the newspaper since September 1993. Powell is a distinguished writer and has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York Associated Press, the New York Deadline Club, the Basketball Writers Association, the United States Tennis Writers Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Souled Out? : How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...This uniquely urban American tale begins on an outdoor basketball court filled with cracks in the pavement, rust on the rim, and kids with dreams. One of the boys is faster, stronger, and slicker with the ball than the others. He stands...

Getting in the Game: Latino-Style American Sport 1880s-1930

Latinos in U.S. Sport : A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook Chapter

...In his work on the use of athletics for imperial purposes, The Athletic Crusade: Sport and American Cultural Imperialism, Gerald R. Gems argues that sports such as baseball played a significant role in efforts to assimilate at least some...

Home Is the City

Shaun Powell

Shaun Powell is a sports columnist for Newsday, a New York-based newspaper renowned for its local, national, and international coverage. He has worked at the newspaper since September 1993. Powell is a distinguished writer and has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York Associated Press, the New York Deadline Club, the Basketball Writers Association, the United States Tennis Writers Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Souled Out? : How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Every year my family takes a ski trip to Utah, and every time we reach the slopes, we get the same greeting. People stare. Not for long. Not with the same intensity Beyoncé might get if she walked into a frat house. But people stare...

Show Time

Shaun Powell

Shaun Powell is a sports columnist for Newsday, a New York-based newspaper renowned for its local, national, and international coverage. He has worked at the newspaper since September 1993. Powell is a distinguished writer and has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York Associated Press, the New York Deadline Club, the Basketball Writers Association, the United States Tennis Writers Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Souled Out? : How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Even now, it seems such an unlikely birthplace for trash talking. And in a sense, it was chosen by chance. A major heavyweight championship fight was scheduled to take place in Boston in November of 1964, but an injury to the champ delayed...