From alpine skiing to wrestling, and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book is an all-inclusive resource covering 54 sports. Quickly glean information on each sport's origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials' signals. The Sports Rules Book is your guide to understanding all the athletic activities we compete in and enjoy.
Grand Junction accepted a formidable challenge in hosting the fledgling national junior college baseball tournament in 1959. Nearly half a century later, the JUCO World Series and the city of Grand Junction are inextricably linked in one of the country's longest running baseball tournaments. Dedicated leaders and a supportive community have allowed young stars Kirby Puckett, Curt Schilling, David Wells, Eric Gagne, and many others to enjoy this gem of an event on Colorado's Western Slope. Grand Junction's JUCO World Series chronicles the tourney's humble beginnings and lets the reader discover this American tradition that combines local pride with high quality baseball.
Even an angel can struggle to find her way. When Ahva decides to stop growling at herself and leaves her home inside a cacao pod, there's only one thing she wants to do: share chocolate with the world. It's a risky adventure and she'll have to face the biting saw of Serracho, who is trying to destroy the beautiful rainforest! Luckily, help comes from unexpected friends and Ahva soon discovers she's meant for something bigger than what she learned at Angel College.
"To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter" chronicles the (one big) up and (one big) down of an intimate relationship-that between the town of Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Imogene Pass Run in western Colorado. In this inspiring collection, more than 70 contributors confide-in essays, poems, quips, photos, selfies, and emails-their personal encounters with Imogene. With exclusive watercolors by runner/painter Linda Sherman and more than 100 full-color photos and illustrations, these pages provide entertaining, poignant, and transformative perspectives into a unique bond shared between town and race.
Sport Finance, Second Edition, grounds students in the real world of financial management in sport, showing them how to apply financial concepts and appreciate the importance of finance in sound sport management and operations. Designed for sport finance courses in a sport management curriculum, this text distinguishes the skills and principles of finance from those of economics. This second edition includes five case studies that are referred to throughout the book. These studies - in professional, college, private business, manufacturing, and not-for-profit settings - represent the breadth of the sport world where finance is a critical component of success. As an added benefit to instructors, several ancillary materials are included to make the topics more comprehensive to students.
Diamond in the Desert by Myles Schrag chronicles 35 years of Connie Mack World Series excitement in Farmington, New Mexico. It is the first extensive look at baseball's profound impact on this unique region of America. Diamond in the Desert is a must-read for true fans and anyone interested in the limitless possibilities of the civic spirit.
"This book is a collection of writings from sport business professionals. Each of the 28 chapters tackles an essential topic that any person who wants to be a force in sport business will face early and often in his or her career"--
Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues