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Sports Ethicist Will Comment on Baseball and Steroids

"The recent admissions by Alex Rodriguez about his prior steroid abuse, and Miguel Tejada concerning his lying to congress, should not be a surprise to anyone who has paid attention to entertainment sport for the past century." Said Stephen Mosher, professor of Sport Management and Media at Ithaca College. ReadyCam Satellite Uplink available on site.

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Super Bowl, 3 D Technology, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Commercials, NBC, Dreamworks, Chuck

Super Bowl: A 3D Showcase and Still Big Business

Journalists are encouraged to leverage the expertise of University of Southern California faculty as they write about issues surrounding Super Bowl XLIII including the examples below.

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NFL Plays It Safe Again During Super Bowl Halftime

David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert, says Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's slotted performance during Super Bowl XLIII's halftime show is just another example of the NFL playing it safe. "Remember when rock was risky?" asks Allan. "Well now it's the safest thing to broadcast during Super Bowl halftime, except for country."

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Dungy Departure Won't Hurt Colts' Image, Sports Marketing Expert Says

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Retiring Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy will be missed by fans, players and the broader Indiana community, but his departure won't detract from the team's positive brand image, a sports marketing expert at the University of Indianapolis says.

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Baseball, Playoffs, Postseason, Economics, MLB, Phillies, rays, Red Sox, Ticket

What's the Baseball Postseason Worth to a Team? Profs Say Millions

New research shows each postseason win brings anywhere from $1 million to $3.3 million, and it affects not just this year, but next year too.

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Reclaiming a Share in the Philadelphia Sports Market

October baseball is not something to which fans of the Philadelphia Phillies are well accustomed. As recently as two years ago, the sight of someone wearing a red hat emblazoned with a white "P" after the first of the month would have raised eyebrows in Philadelphia; after all, autumn is Eagles season. But after last year's playoff appearance "“ the first for the Phillies in 14 years "“ interest in the team is extending well beyond the dog days of summer.

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Global Media Coverage of Beijing Olympics Avoids Politics

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New research from the University of Maryland shows that print media coverage of the Beijing Olympics was focused on sports rather than politics.

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75% of Athletes' Parents Let Their Child Skip Exams for a Game

Three quarters of parents of young athletes let their child skip an exam for an important game, a new study conducted at the University of Haifa has found. In comparison, only 47% of parents of young musicians will agree to their child choosing a performance over an exam.

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Olympics, Engineering, Imaging, flow, Beijing, Rensselaer, Swimming, Aerospace

"Top Secret" Technology To Help U.S. Swimmers Trim Times at Beijing Olympics

Milliseconds can mean the difference between triumph and defeat in the world of Olympic sports, leading more trainers and athletes to look toward technology as a tool to get an edge on the competition. A fluids mechanics professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is using flow measurement techniques to help American swimmers sharpen their strokes, shave seconds from their lap times, and race toward a gold medal in Beijing.

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Scientists Will Assess Beijing Olympics Air Pollution Control Efforts

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Flying downwind from Chinese mainland, unmanned aerial vehicles will measure emissions of soot and other forms of black carbon during China's "˜great shutdown'.

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High-tech Swimsuits: Hype Or Expensive Performance Enhancers?

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When high-tech swimsuits were introduced eight years ago, swim time predictions by Indiana University swimming experts indicated the swimsuits made little to no impact on swimmers' times. IU researchers saw a different outcome at the U.S. Olympic Trials, where the men swam faster in all but one race predicted by the researchers. The swimsuits, say one expert, are bad news for the sport.

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Jaded fans? Expert Discusses Olympics Fans and Doping Scandals

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Psychology professor and fan behavior expert Edward Hirt talks about Americans' potential skepticism of Olympics performances but also their forgiving nature toward fallen athletes who apologize right away.

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Profs: Olympics Offer Security Challenges, 'Goosebump Moments'

From emergency preparedness to the impact the Games will have on Chinese police to the "goosebump moments" viewers crave, Rowan University professors are available to address issues surrounding the XXIX Olympiad.

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China Poised to Overtake USA in Olympic Medal Tally

China is clearly poised to overtake Team USA in the medal tally, says Curt Hamakawa, director of the Center for International Sport Business at Western New England College in Springfield, MA, and former member of the United States Olympic Committee.

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West Meets East for 2008 Olympics

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The 2008 Olympics present both opportunity and challenge for hosting nation China, namely in the area of tourism, says Brent Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. "China, like much of East Asia, remains very foreign to most Westerners, especially from the United States," he says. "Visitors to its larger cities, such as Beijing, are usually impressed by what they'd not expected to see."

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'The Express' to Have Gala Premiere Sept. 12 in Syracuse

Syracuse University and Universal Pictures have announced that the movie premiere of "The Express" will take place on Friday, Sept. 12, in Syracuse. The film chronicles the life and legacy of Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy. "The Express" stars Rob Brown ("Finding Forrester") as Davis, and Dennis Quaid ("The Rookie") as Coach Ben Schwartzwalder. Gary Fleder ("Runaway Jury") directed the poignant biopic, which opens nationally in theaters on Oct. 3.

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Faculty/student Contingent Will be on the Sidelines at the Summer Olympics in Beijing

Ithaca College Faculty and Students Working with Olympic News Service Are Willing to Share China Experience with Interested Media.

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Cycling, Doping, Tour De France, Sports, Athletes

Cycling Scandals: Riders Fall but Moral Failure Lies with Sponsors

Just back from a research trip in Europe with a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency, anthropologist and cycling culture expert says the media and public unfairly focus on doping as an individual failure of morality. But riders are the product of an entrenched institutional culture with politics and economics at its core. Expert available for comment as the Tour de France ousts third cyclist from race.







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