Recent Publications from University of Alabama Scholars (2011, 2012, and in press)
–Listed Alphabetically; UA Author in BOLD.
Angelini, J.R., Billings, A.C., & MacArthur, P.J. (2012). The nationalistic revolution will be televised: The 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games on NBC. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5(2), 193-209.
Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Billings, A.C. (2012). What’s the gendered story? Vancouver’s primetime Olympic glory on NBC. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 56(2), 261-279.
Bagley, M.M. (in press, 2013). ‘Put me in, boss’: Ideological fantasies in online sport leagues. Chapter within book project on sport and social identity. New York: Routledge.
Billings, A.C. (2012, in press). Medal counts, multimedia, and advertising rates: Revisiting the Olympic nationalism index. In Media.
Billings, A.C. (Ed.) (2011). Sports media: Transformation, integration, consumption. London: Routledge.
Billings, A.C. (2012). Talking around race: Stereotypes, media, and the 21st Century Black athlete. Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, 2(1), 101-117.
Billings, A.C. (2012). Where the puck is: Ten themes for advancing sports media scholarship. Journal of Chengdu Sport University, 38 (3), 16-20.
Billings, A.C., Angelini, J.R., & Wu, D. (2011). Nationalistic notions of the superpowers: Comparative analyses of the American and Chinese telecasts in the 2008 Beijing Olympiad. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 55(2), 251-266.
Billings, A.C., Butterworth, M.L., & Turman, P.D. (2012). Communication and sport: Surveying the field. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Billings, A.C., & Ruihley, B.J. (2012, in press). Why we watch, why we play: The relationship between fantasy sport and fandom motivations. Mass Communication & Society, 15(6).
Bissell, K., & Reichart L., (in press). Nice dig!: An analysis of the visual and verbal coverage of men’s and women’s beach volleyball during the 2008 Olympic Games. Journal of Sports Media
Brown, K., Dickhaus, J. & Long, M. (2012). “The Decision” and LeBron James: An empirical examination of image repair in sports. Journal of Sports Media, 7, 149-167.
Brown, N., & Billings, A.C. (2012, in press). It’s all about helping ‘the U’: Sports fans as crisis communicators on social media websites. Public Relations Review.
Brown, N., Billings, A.C., & Ruihley, B.J. (2012, in press). Exploring the change in motivations for fantasy sport participation during the life cycle of a sports fan. Communication Research Reports.
Greer, J. D., & Jones. A. H. (2012, in press). A level playing field? Audience perceptions of male and female sports analysts. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
Jones, A. H., & Greer, J. D. (2012). Go “heavy” or go home: An examination of audience attitudes and their relationship to gender cues in the 2010 Olympic snowboarding coverage. Mass Communication & Society, 15, 589-612.
Jones, A. H., & Greer, J. D. (2011). You don’t look like an athlete: The effects of feminine appearance on audience perceptions of female athletes and women’s sports. The Journal of Sport Behavior, 34(4), 358-377.
Lee, J., Ruihley, B.J., Brown, N., & Billings, A.C. (2013, in press). The effects of fantasy football participation on team identification, team loyalty, and NFL fandom. Journal of Sports Media, 8(1).
Licen, S. & Billings, A.C. (2012, in press). Affirming nationality in trans-national circumstance: Slovenian coverage of continental franchise sports competitions. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Licen, S., & Billings, A.C. (2013, in press). Cheering for ‘our’ champs while watching ‘sexy’ female throwers: Representation of nationality and gender in Slovenian 2008 Summer Olympic television coverage. European Journal of Communication.
Novak, D.R., & Billings, A.C. (2012). The fervent, the ambivalent, and the great gap between: American print media coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5(1), 35-50.
O’Rourke, P., & Kinney, L. (2011). NASCAR-related philanthropy and the distilled spirits sponsor category. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 10 (1-2), 35-45.
Ruihley, B.J., & Billings, A.C. (2012, in press). Infiltrating the boys club: Motivations for women’s fantasy sport participation. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Vincent, J., & Crossman, J. (2012). Patriots at play: An analysis of the newspaper coverage of the gold medal contenders in Men’s and women’s ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5, 87-108.
Vincent, J., & Hill, J.S. (2011). Flying the flag for the En-ger-land: The Sun’s (re)construction of English identity during the 2010 World Cup. Journal of Sport Tourism, 16(3), 187-209.
Bruce, M.D. (2012). Bedlam baseball. Award of Excellence, BEA Festival of Media Arts
Bruce, M.D. (2011). 1920s Bison Football. Nominee. College Academics – Special Feature, College Sports Media Awards
Bruce, M.D. (2011). OU Basketball on the Sooner Sports Network. Award of Excellence, BEA Festival of Media Arts.