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Expert Source: Tiger Woods' Fall from Grace Steep, Will Pass

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Gary Sailes is an Indiana U. sport sociologist whose research has tracked Tiger Woods' impact on American golf. Of Woods' current troubles, Sailes says, "If sport has taught us anything, it is that sports fans are very forgiving of their superstars."

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Sports Marketing Expert: Lasting Damage to Woods as Endorser

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The Tiger Woods scandal may have a lasting impact on his endorsement potential, says University of Maryland consumer psychologist Stephen McDaniel, who studies sports marketing and fan behavior. "Nike has historically been less interested in an endorser's virtue and more interested in athletic prowess, but this will not be true for other companies,” he says.

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Sports Marketing Expert: Lasting Damage to Woods as Endorser

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The Tiger Woods scandal may have a lasting impact on his endorsement potential, says University of Maryland consumer psychologist Stephen McDaniel, who studies sports marketing and fan behavior. "Nike has historically been less interested in an endorser's virtue and more interested in athletic prowess, but this will not be true for other companies,” he says.

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Baseball Free Agents Shirk, but Not as Much as Fans Think

A new study confirms that baseball players who sign long-term contracts do tend to have a drop-off in performance in the first year of the new deal, but that drop-off is frequently offset by improved play in subsequent years as the player starts playing for his next contract.

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Football, Rose Bowl, Pac-10, Oregon State University, University Of Oregon, Cival War, OSU, U of O

Steaming Rivalry on Track for Civil War Battle

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The PAC-10 is host to some of the country’s fiercest football rivalries. This year’s Civil War takes on epic proportions with the winner representing the PAC 10 on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. The Oregon “Civil War” is the 7th oldest college football rivalry in the country.

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Youth Sports, achievment goals, Coaching Style, Sports Psychology, boys and girls, sport anxiety

Coaches Can Shape Young Athletes' Definition of Success

Young athletes’ achievement goals can change in a healthy way over the course of a season when their coaches create a mastery motivational climate rather than an ego orientation.

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Study Looks at Officiating in College Basketball, Finds Patterns That Reward Aggressive Play

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A study of 365 NCAA games in 2004-05 suggests that fans do have a great impact on games and that officials often are not objective in their efforts to be fair to both teams.

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Don't Be Happy, Be Worried: Sports Fans Need Dose of Negative

For sports fans watching their favorite team play, the greatest enjoyment comes only with a strong dollop of fear and maybe even near-despair, a new study suggests.

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eStadium Application Brings Multimedia Sports Features to Smartphones

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eStadium application allows fans sitting in the stands of an athletic event to access video replays, up-to-the-second statistics, player bios, play-by-play analysis and a wealth of other information designed to enhance the thrill of the game.

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Nothing But Net: The Physics of Free Throws

Pay attention, Shaq: Two North Carolina State University engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw – a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down.

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Temple Faculty Offer Analysis on Significance of Phillies World Series Run

As the Phillies face off against the New York Yankees, Temple faculty experts weigh in on economic and community impact, the psychology of winning, the role of digital media, free agency and women sportscasters.

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How the Phillies Won Back a City’s Heart

The Phillies have transitioned from a mediocre baseball team to defending World Series Champions in the course of a decade. How did they do it?

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No Such Thing as a Break in a Curveball?

Animation by USC and American University suggests break in curveball is a trick of the eye.

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Professor's New Book Tells Story of Birmingham Negro League Team

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) communication studies Professor Larry Powell, Ph.D., has published a new book, Black Barons of Birmingham, that tells the story of the professional Negro League baseball team whose legendary members included Leroy “Satchel” Paige and Willie Mays.

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Expert Available to Discuss 2016 Olympic Bid

The George Washington University faculty member Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of tourism and sport management, is available to comment on stories re: the 2016 Olympic Bid. She is available for on-camera interviews in the D.C.-area.

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Olympic Sport Expert Analyzes Bids to Host 2016 Olympics, Picks Favorite

University of Arkansas professor was staff member of 1996 and 2002 Olympics and has extensive professional experience in sport PR.

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Expert Comment Available on IOC Selection of Olympic City

According to University of Arkansas sport management professor, "The makeup of the IOC memberships is heavily skewed in favor of Europe, which may hinder Chicago's hopes."

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Expert Comment Available on Myles Brand’s Reform Efforts

Sports management professor Stephen Dittmore is available to comment on the reform efforts of Myles Brand as NCAA president.

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National Sports Journalism Center Launches America's Most Comprehensive Website About Sports Media

The Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center today (Sept. 15) launched a new Web site that aims to be the most definitive source of news, information and commentary about sports media in America.

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Don’t Let Ads Take Fun Out of Football, Expert Says

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On September 10, the NFL kicks off its season, and this fall about 5.3 million children ages 2 to 17 will be watching football with their parents. But what are your children watching besides football? Advertisements. Christy Buchanan, an expert on parent-child relationships and a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University, can address the effect ads for alcohol and other products have on kids and how parents can handle commercial breaks that challenge family values.







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