NCAA rules about monitoring academic progress of athletes may come out more favorable for schools whose football teams are in Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences, according to a new study published in the Fall 2009 issue of The Sport Journal, the United States Sports Academy’s online publication.

Another article in the world’s largest peer-reviewed journal covers the perceptions about the role of a Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) in an NCAA Division I institution. The SWA role was created after the growth of women’s sports led to a disproportionate number of such programs being led by male administrators in the years following the passage of Title IX. This article was submitted by Laura M. and Lance C. Hatfield of the University of Georgia and Jan Drummond of the University of Tulsa.

Texas A&M professor Dr. Adrien Bouchet and his student, Matthew Scott, provided the article about NCAA Academic Progress Reports (APR). Also featured in this online quarterly is an article by Academy doctoral student Jodi Burns about legal assessments of intentionally inflicted emotional distress in sports. ESPN executive and Academy Trustee Linda Moore’s study of the skateboarding culture is also featured.

Chia Ming-Chang of Taiwan’s National Chia-Yi University worked with Academy doctoral student Kuan Chung-Chen and Academy Chair of Sports Studies Dr. Kelly Flanagan on a study of member participation, satisfaction and loyalty at Tae Kwon Do schools in Chinese Taipei.

Dr. Andrew Bosak and his co-authors conducted a study that compares passive recovery for distance runners for different amounts of time after the race. Dr. Oguz Ozbek of Ankara University in Turkey released a study on physical education teachers and the professional code of ethics.

Since 1998, the United States Sports Academy has published The Sport Journal, promoting the research and findings of sport experts all over the world.