Down, Set, Like? A Study of Social Networking and Sports Fandom

Down, Set, Like? A Study of Social Networking and Sports Fandom

Date: May 2013
Creator: Otteson, Gabe
Description: Sports in the 21st century have become popular across multiple industries, and a major boon to a television industry dealing with increasing audience fragmentation. So an understanding of fans' behavior is important to all parties. This study, an online survey consisting of 242 responses, examined fandom and its relationship with time spent using social networking sites and found no statistical correlation. Six uses and gratification factors obtained: human connection, network content, distraction/amusement, social integration, social surveillance, and active entertainment. The low comparative saliency of the social integration factor suggests that perhaps fandom is distinct from other ways of identifying with similarly-minded individuals (e.g. political and/or religious affiliation), or that perhaps fandom as a factor is less than sufficient to explain how/why sports fans use social networking sites.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Survey of the Intramural Athletic Program of Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, Texas, to Determine the Status of this Program as Compared with Standards Set by Previous Studies

Survey of the Intramural Athletic Program of Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, Texas, to Determine the Status of this Program as Compared with Standards Set by Previous Studies

Date: August 1939
Creator: Forehand, George W.
Description: This thesis is the result of an examination of a recently added intramural sports program at Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Texas. Value and benefits are explored while, also, describing the planning and implementation of the program.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A National Overview of Intercollegiate Athletics at Public Community Colleges

A National Overview of Intercollegiate Athletics at Public Community Colleges

Date: August 2004
Creator: CastaƱeda, Cindy
Description: This dissertation explores the topic of intercollegiate athletics at public community colleges in the United States. This study is national in scope and includes members of the three major community college athletic associations: the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Commission on Athletics (COA), and the Northwest Athletic Association for Community Colleges (NWAACC). Community colleges that were not members of any of these organizations are also included. The sources of data are the Institutional Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) surveys as well as Equity in Athletic Disclosure Act (EADA) survey data and the Katsinas Community College Classification Scheme. The population for this study was the 567 public community colleges which submitted IPEDS data in 2001 and 2002 and EADA data in 2002. The geographic classification scheme for public community colleges used in this study revealed differences in the role of athletics in rural, suburban, and urban colleges. Rural community colleges place a larger emphasis on intercollegiate athletics. Urban colleges had a lesser emphasis on intercollegiate athletics. Topics that are examined include the extent of college sponsorship of athletics, athletic associations, student participation, sport sponsorship, athletically-related aid, divisions of competition, athletic revenues and expenses, state reimbursement, recruitment expenses, and staffing requirements. ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1960]

[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1960]

Date: November 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a football game, taken November, 1960. North Texas (8), Tulsa (12). Referees stand on the sides of the players in a line during the kick off.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1961]

[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1961]

Date: October 21, 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a football game on October 21, 1961. NT vs. Tulsa (23 - 12), the photograph is taken from the field and looks towards the players with the stands full of spectators behind them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1960]

[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1960]

Date: November 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a football game, taken in 11/1960. North Texas (8), Tulsa (12). Players and refs are scattered on the field. Some areas of the photo are overexposed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1961]

[North Texas Vs. Tulsa Football Game, 1961]

Date: September 21, 1961
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a football game taken September 21, 1961. North Texas vs. Tulsa (23 - 12). Photo is taken from the field, showing players and spectators in the stands behind them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Still From a Football Game

[Still From a Football Game

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of 4-5 football players tackling each other onto the field. The background is dark with players scattered behind the tackle.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[UNT 1960 Homecoming Game]

[UNT 1960 Homecoming Game]

Date: November 5, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a homecoming football game. North Texas (29), HS (19). Taken 11/5/1960. The players are on the field and two referees run towards them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Commerce Football Game]

[Commerce Football Game]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a football game between UNT and Texas A&M Commerce. Players are on the field, and the stands behind the field are full of onlookers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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