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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Media Contact: Bridget Lewis, Office:817-272-3317, Cell:214-577-9094, blewis@uta.edu

ARLINGTON – The World Series is coming to Arlington again, but this year’s ticket-holders are going to find a lot more than the 2010 crowd did in terms of food and fun.

Contact the UT Arlington Media Relations Office to arrange an interview with one of the professors listed below. They can discuss various impacts that the Texas Rangers and the World Series will have on North Texas this year.

ECONOMIC IMPACT:

Roger Meiners, chair of economics, and Bill Crowder, professor of economics, can talk about the economic impact the series could have on the local and regional economy.  

Josh Price, assistant professor of economics, teaches sports economics.  

MARKETING:

Elten Briggs, assistant professor of marketing, can talk about how businesses could benefit from this national stage.

TRANSPORTATION:

Jim Williams, professor of civil engineering, a nationally known expert in traffic operations.

Sia Ardekani, professor of civil engineering, studies traffic flow, congestion.

Steve Mattingly, associate professor of civil engineering, studies traffic safety, bike challenges, and air travel patterns and flow.

SCIENCE: 

Andrew Brandt, professor of physics, made local and national news last year when he helped the Texas Rangers figure out how far slugger Josh Hamilton’s June 27, 2010 record home run traveled. Dr. Brandt is a huge baseball fan and can help with any physics of baseball questions.

HEALTH:

Paul Paulus, professor of psychology, could provide insight into the psychological effect of a big win or (heaven, forbid) a big loss on the North Texas psyche.

Cindy Trowbridge, associate professor of kinesiology, has 20 years experience as a licensed athletic trainer in college and has done research into various injury rehabilitation methods. 

Krystal Beamon, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, could provide insight into sociological issues athletes face as they near the end of their sports season, or career, and how they make the transition to a life without athletic participation.

CULTURE:

Tim Morris, professor of english, has studied baseball and its impact on culture, sports literature. He can offer insight on baseball fiction and Hispanic stereotypes in baseball fiction.

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