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The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

by Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got...


A Race Too Far

by Chris Eakin

In 1968, the Sunday Times organised the Golden Globe race - an incredible test of endurance never before attempted - a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop, going into...


Research Methods for Sport Management

by James Skinner, Allan Edwards & Ben Corbett

Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through...


The Manager

by Mike Carson

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis?...


Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective, 5th edition

by Matthew D. Shank & Mark R. Lyberger

Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the...


Dispute Resolution in Sport: Athletes, Law and Arbitration

by David McArdle

An increasing number of sport disputes are being resolved by way of arbitration. This is the first book to critically examine the processes and benefits of sportspecific arbitration as compared to litigation....


Sport Development in the United States: High Performance and Mass Participation

by Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus & Joseph Gallo

The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to...


Sport Funding and Finance: Second Edition

by Bob Stewart

Sport Funding and Finance provides a complete introduction to the macro-level and micro-level aspects of sport finance. It describes the evolution of sport from a kitchen-table operation into the sophisticated,...


Sponsorship in Marketing: Effective Communication Through Sports, Arts and Events: Effective Communication Through Sports, Arts and Events

by T. Bettina Cornwell

Sponsorship of sports, arts or events can be a powerful form of marketing communication for businesses and organizations. This book introduces the fundamentals of sponsorship-linked marketing, helping the reader...


Strategic Sports Event Management: Third Edition

by Guy Masterman

The hosting of sports events - whether large international events, or smaller niche events - can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the local environment, economy and society.

Strategic Sports Event...


Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia¿and Even Iraq¿Are Destined to Become the Kings

by Simon Kuper

The 2014 World Cup Edition of the book that "[does] for soccer what Moneyball did for baseball."-New York Times


Soccer Men: Profiles of the Rogues, Geniuses, and Neurotics Who Dominate the World's Most Popular Sport

by Simon Kuper

In his national bestseller, Soccernomics, Simon Kuper pioneered a new way of looking at soccer, the world’s most popular game, through his witty and meticulous use of data. In Soccer Men, Kuper explores the...


Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

by Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic & Martin Strangwood

From carbon fibre racing bikes to 'sharkskin' swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first...


Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies

by Andy Smith & Ivan Waddington

Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining...


The Road to HockeyTown

by Jim Devellano & Roger Lajoie

One of the most respected executives in the NHL, Jim Devellano's phenomenal record of 13 championship rings (including three Stanley Cups for both the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings) is also the...


Towards a Social Sci of Drugs in Sp

by Jason Mazanov

The debate around the role of drugs in sport is vibrant. There is a wealth of evidence from the hard end of science, telling us how drugs work, how drug testing works, and how many athletes have fallen foul...


The Art of Scouting

by Shane Malloy & Brian Burke

The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. These are the people who decide whether someone has the talent...


Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI

by Brian Tuohy

With FBI files as evidence, Larceny Games unveils the names of players, coaches, owners, and referees who fixed games.


Sport, Public Broadcasting, and Cultural Citizenship: Signal Lost?: Signal Lost?

by Jay Scherer & David Rowe

This book examines the political debates over the access to live telecasts of sport in the digital broadcasting era. It outlines the broad theoretical debates, political positions and policy calculations over...


Leveraging Brands in Sport Business

by Mark P. Pritchard & Jeffrey L. Stinson

This edited text compiles advanced material relating to strategy and marketing in the field of sports business. Featuring contributions from experts across the sports business field, the book approaches strategy...