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CSL Daily

May 31, 2017

CSL Faculty to Present at #NASSM2017

Faculty and doctoral students from the VCU Center for Sport Leadership will be presenting at the 2017 North American Society for Sport Management Conference this week in Denver. Each year, our staff represents the CSL at the conference to present research and connect with colleagues from sports management programs across the country. Below is a list of faculty and the studies they’ll be presenting (click the title of each study to learn more)

THURSDAY

Promoting Cultural Understanding through Sport-Based Exchanges
[Sport for Development – Other] [Community Sport]

Carrie LeCrom, Virginia Commonwealth University; Tiesha Martin, Virginia Commonwealth University; Greg Greenhalgh, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Show Me the Honey (Barbecue!): An Exploration of College Football Fans’ Instagramming of Food
[Communication – Social Media] [College Sport]

Mark Slavich, Virginia Commonwealth University; Craig Morehead, Northern Illinois University; Brendan O’Hallarn, Old Dominion University

 

FRIDAY

Cheryl Rode, Texas Tech University; Mark Slavich, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Exploring the Benefits of Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis
[Method – Other] [Other]

Greg Greenhalgh, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

The Adoption and Preferences Among Sport Fans for In-Stadium Sport Team Apps
Marketing – Consumer Behavior] [Professional Sport]

Lisa Rufer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Melissa Davies, University of the Pacific

 

Rewards and Challenges in Considering a Transition from Faculty into Administration
[Teaching/Learning – Professional Development] [Other]

Chad McEvoy, Northern Illinois University; Jordan Bass, The University of Kansas; Matthew Brown, University of South Carolina; Carrie LeCrom, Virginia Commonwealth University; Clay Stoldt, Wichita State University

 

SATURDAY

Building Fan Relationships: Measuring the Effectiveness of Using Loyalty Programs
[Marketing – Consumer Behavior] [Professional Sport]

Lisa Rufer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Brendan Dwyer (Advisor), Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Bridging the Gap between Sport and Health: The Role of Sport for Development Programs
[Sport for Development – Other] [Community Sport]

Tiesha Martin, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Don’t Tell Me What To Do! An Examination of Consumer Reactance to Daily Fantasy Sport Regulatory Restrictions
[Marketing – Consumer Behavior] [Professional Sport]

Stephen Shapiro, Old Dominion University; Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Joris Drayer, Temple University

 

Daily Grind: A Comparison of Causality Orientations, Emotions, and Fantasy Sport Participation
[Marketing – Consumer Behavior] [Professional Sport]

Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commonwealth University; James Weiner, University of Louisville

 

May 30, 2017

Hat Tip Tuesday

On Tuesdays, we offer a “tip of the hat” to current students and alumni who have been hired, promoted, recognized for outstanding achievement or embarked on new opportunities.

 

Alex Ritter (’16) has been hired as Assistant Director of the Catamount Club at Western Carolina. Alex spent the past year as a Development Intern for Wake Forest Athletics’ Demon Deacon Club.

 

Felicia Johnson (’07) was honored as the CIAA SWA of the Year. While managing dual roles at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Johnson assisted her team in co-hosting this year’s cross country and golf championships with the conference office. She leads the SWA association as President and serves as the association’s CIAA Management Council representative. Johnson has national influence, representing the CIAA on the NCAA Management Council.

 

 

May 23, 2017

CSL Alum Unveils Cheese Head Visor

You’re running a new LPGA tournament near Green Bay and need to generate some buzz. That was Kelly McAnally’s mission. The tournament director for the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and CSL alum came up with a unique idea: a “cheese head” visor.

Calling it the “Chisor”, Kelly unveiled the unique golf attire at Monday’s Media Day event which featured LPGA players, sponsors and local officials.

The hats were created in partnership with Foamation, the cheese hat company, and will feature the tournament logo on the front.  It will be included in the upgraded party deck ticket package for the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic on July 3rd through the 9th in Oneida, immediately west of Green Bay.

 

May 23, 2017

Hat Tip Tuesday

On Tuesdays, we offer a “tip of the hat” to current students and alumni who have been hired, promoted, recognized for outstanding achievement or embarked on new opportunities.

 

Alison Zacharias (’16) has been hired as the Sports Director for the YMCA of Austin (TX).
She will oversee all sports at the Hays Community Branch. Alison will also be developing adapted sports program, a passion she developed while working with Sportable in Richmond. 

 

Don Brown (’15) has been named Director of Sport Performance for VCU Men’s Basketball. Don returns to VCU after serving in the same role at Rice for Head Coach Mike Rhoades. Brown also spent one season as strength and conditioning coach for East Tennessee State Men’s Basketball and was the strength and conditioning graduate assistant for VCU for the 2014-15 season while enrolled in the CSL.

 

Mike Venezia (’15) has been named the director of student-athlete development for VCU Men’s Basketball. He returns to VCU after working two years as a graduate assistant for University of Texas Men’s Basketball.  Mike was also a graduate assistant at VCU while enrolled at the CSL.

 

 

May 18, 2017

The Traits of The Best Team Captains

A recent Wall Street Journal article has received a ton of attention from people who love the topic of leadership in sports. The article, entitled The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains, is an excerpt from a just released book written by WSJ deputy editor for enterprise Sam Walker.  The book, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams, is the culmination of an 11 year journey by Walker, which innocently started doing research for a WSJ feature. It evolved into one of the most comprehensive examinations into the most successful teams in the history of sport, their captains and the traits they possessed that contributed to historical levels of success.

You can listen to Walker talk more about the book and the “seven secreat traits” in this recent interview with CSL Director of Communication Greg Burton (courtesy ESPN 950/WXGI AM).

 

 

May 16, 2017

Hat Tip Tuesday

On Tuesdays, we offer a “tip of the hat” to current students and alumni who have been hired, promoted, recognized for outstanding achievement or embarked on new opportunities.

 

Justin Jannuzzi (’07) has been hired as senior associate athletics director for development at James Madison University. Justin has spent the past four years working as senior director of major gifts at Duke. Read the full release about Justin here.

 

James Kane (’07) has been hired as assistant men’s basketball coach at University of Dayton. Kane is reunited with Head Coach Anthony Grant, who he served under as a graduate assistant at VCU while he was enrolled at the Center for Sport Leadership. He also worked for Grant as a video coordinator at VCU and Alabama. Kane spent the last 6 years as an assistant coach at Murray State.

 

Andy Farrell (’09) has been hired as director of scouting and program development for University of Dayton Men’s Basketball. Farrell will be reunited with Head Coach Anthony Grant, who he worked for as a graduate assistant at VCU while he was enrolled at the Center for Sport Leadership. Read more about Andy’s new role here. 

 

Christopher Parker (’06) has been the Executive Director of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The NJCAA is the governing body of two-year college athletics based in Colorado Springs. When he begins his post in July, Parker will become just the fourth chief executive of the NJCAA since its founding in 1938.  Read the full release about Chris here.

 

Tim Llewellyn (’02) has been named the new Athletics Director at Powhatan (VA) High School. Tim has been a high school teacher and athletics administrator for more than 20 years, including AD at James River High School and Assistant AD at Clover Hill.