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Sport Management Program Highlights

Our program strives to make sport better.

COUGS in Sport Management podcast

Episode 4 – Megan Vining

Episode 3 – Melissa O’Brochta

Episode 2 – Desiree Stinger

Episode 1 – Andrei Lintz

Student Profiles

Hannah Martian


Education Eclipse podcast – links to MP3 file

Kiley Maag


Education Eclipse podcast – links to MP3 file

Sport Management in the Time of #COVID19

Episode 4 – Hannah Kaufman

Episode 3 – Mallory Harder

Episode 2 – Olivia Bonsen

Episode 1 – Jordan Ryan
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Faculty Research – Recent Highlights

Ličen, S., & Jedlicka, S. R. (In press). Sustainable development principles in U.S. sport management graduate programs. Sport, Education and Society. Read it!

Chung, J. W., Rhee, Y. C., Boyd, J., Choi, W. B., & Ha, J. P. (2020). The effect of leisure participation on the relationship between the leisure satisfaction and perceived stress: Perspective of US college students. 한국체육과학회지, 29(4), 599-609. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2020). Contested governance: UNESCO’s role in international sport, 1952-1978. Journal of Sport History, 47(1), 18-39. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R., Harris, S., & Reiche, D. (2020). State intervention in sport: A comparative analysis of regime types. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 12(4), 563-581. Read it!

Ko, Y. J., Kim, Y. K., Kim, T., Arai, A., Rhee, Y. C., & Park, C. (2020). The impact of perceived trustworthiness on trust and commitment: A case of boosters in a university athletic programme. Sport in Society23(2), 180-203. Read it!

Kustec, S. & Ličen, S. (2020). Sport and Welfare in Central and Eastern European countries. In Martelli, S., Testa, A., & Porro, N. (Eds.). Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union (pp. 132-142). London: Routledge.

Ličen, S. (2020). Bailouts and tax breaks: Slovenian Olympic Committee’s communication during Covid-19. In P. M. Pedersen, B. J. Ruihley, & B. Li (Eds.), Sport and the pandemic: Perspectives on Covid-19’s impact on the sport industry (pp. 137-145). London: Routledge.

Jakubowska, H. & Ličen, S. (2019). The role of newspapers in the formation of gendered national identity: Polish coverage of women’s and men’s basketball championships. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(3), 302-324. Read it!

Ličen, S. (2019). Influence of hosting a major sports event on patriotic attitudes: The EuroBasket 2013 competition in Slovenia. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(3), 361-383. Read it!

Ličen, S. & Bejek, B. (2019). Slovenian daily newspaper coverage of women’s sports in 2015. Družboslovne Razprave, 35(92), 7-33. Read it!

Wong, J., & Jedlicka, S. R. (2019). When culture meets capital: Commercialism, national identity, and Vancouver’s initial attempt to join the NHL. Sport History Review, 50(2), 225-243. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2018). Appropriated authority: A theory of transnational sport governance. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(4), 637-652. Read it!

Jedlicka, S. R. (2018). Sport governance as global governance: Theoretical perspectives on sport in the international system. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 10(2), 287-304. Read it!

Rew, D. J., Kim, J. W., & Rhee, Y. C. (2018). The role of customer attitudes in building the reputation of a company sponsoring sport events. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 21. Read it!

Rhee, Y. C., Barnes, J., Kim, W., & Carroll, D. (2018). Motivational factors influencing university selection of non-revenue generation sport student-athletes. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 12(3), 209-236.

Rhee, Y. C., & Wong, J. (2018). “Knocked out!” Marketing the Philadelphia Quakers. Journal of Sport History, 45(1), 41-65. Read it!

Brown, K. A., Ličen, S., Billings, A. C., & Devlin, M. B. (2017). Envisioning Slovenia, telecast from Brazil: Relationships between national identity and Slovenian viewership of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. International Journal of Sport Communication, 10(4), 487-507. Read it!

Kim, K. T., & Rhee, Y. C. (2017). University recreation sports safety management in U.S.: A qualitative case study. Korean Journal of Security Convergence Management, 6(3), 17-29. Read it!

Ličen, S., & Cole, A. N. (2017). Public perception of social impacts of the 2013 EuroBasket for men. International Journal of Sport Management, 18(1), 89-115. Read the abstract!

Ličen, S., Lončar, M., Delorme, N., Horky, T., & Jakubowska, H. (2017). International newspaper coverage of the 2013 EuroBasket for men. Communication & Sport, 5(4), 448-470. Read it!

Rhee, Y. C., Wong, J., & Kim, Y. (2017). Becoming sport fans: Relative deprivation and social identity. International Journal of Business Administration, 8(1), 118-134. Read it!

Sodano, R. L., Rhee, Y. C., & Kim, Y. (2017). Policy development of pre-participatory screening procedure for fitness industry. International Journal of Human Movement Science, 11(1), 49-74. Read it!