Rick Jones

The Program Pioneer

By: Betsy Devine (M.S. Sports Administration, Spring ’12)

The first.

That’s what Rick Jones was at Georgia State University.

Jones has the distinguishing honor of being the first graduate in the history of the Georgia State University Sports Administration program in 1985. But the honor almost didn’t happen for the Atlanta native,… more »

Wong Publishes Research on Nitrate Supplementation and Blow Flow

Dr. Brett Wong and his colleagues recently published a paper on Microvascular Research (ISI impact factor of 2.432). Nitrate supplementation in the form of beetroot juice has been shown to produce several positive health benefits in both health and disease, including a decrease in resting blood pressure and increased blood flow to exercising skeletal muscle.… more »

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Pitts Awarded for Research in Sports Marketing

Dr. Brenda Pitts, Professor in Sports Administration, received the Sport Marketing Association Research Fellow Award 2014. This award is rewarded for high level and high quality research in sport marketing. Also, Dr. Pitts published in her line of research examining the literature in sport business management (Pitts et al., A content analysis of the… more »

Graduate Students Volunteer During SEC Football Championship Weekend

Sport Administration graduate students assisted with SEC Football Championship festivities on December 5-6, 2014. Students helped in the set up and execution of the Regions Bank SEC Coaches Luncheon and AT&T Legends Dinner at the Hyatt Regency. The Coaches Luncheon was an opportunity for fans to hear from the Alabama and Missouri head coaches and… more »