Presentations

AL FIGONE

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS              2003 – 2016

Figone, A.J. (2016). “The Origins of Bob McClure’s Pitching Backwards Mentality and  Punch Out Pick off Move To First Base: Applications To Coaching.”  Collegiate Baseball.

Dunlop, H, and A. J. Figone. “Steve Dalkowski and His Fastball: You’d Have To See It To Believe It.” A paper presented at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Sacramento Chapter, July 26, 2014.

Figone, A.J. “The Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom Case of 1989: Exposing Commercialized College Football’s Connection To Organized Crime.” A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). Glenwood Springs, CO., June 2, 2014.

Figone, A.J. “The Decline of African-American Players in All Levels of Baseball.” A paper presentedat the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR Meeting), Sacramento Chapter, December 7, 2013

Figone, A.J. “The University of New Mexico Gambling Scandal of 1979: Gambling Coaches, Boosters, and $100 Handshakes.” A Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 25, 2013.

Figone, A.J. “Head First or Bent-Leg Sliding: Which is Faster and Safer?” A paper presented to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR Meeting), Sacramento Chapter, March 23, 2013

“Babe Ruth: A Humanitarian.” A paper presented to the Sacramento Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR Meeting), Sacramento Chapter, November 2010.

Figone, A.J. “Methods of Soil Enhancement.” A paper presented to the Folsom Garden Club, Folsom, CA, March 2009.

Figone, A.J. “The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).” A paper presented at the Rotary of Folsom, CA, April 17, 2005.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS                1980 – 2003

Figone, A.J. “Gambling and college sports in the 1920’s and 1930’s: Misunderstood and ignored!” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS) Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 8, 2002.

Figone, A.J. “The competitive environment in middle and secondary schools and its negative influence on participation in physical education.” A paper presented at the 65th Annual California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Bay District Conference, Saratoga, CA, October 5, 2002.

Figone, A.J. “Ned Irish and the rise of gambling in college basketball: Filling in open dates for the betting gentry.” A paper presented at the Annual North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, French Lick, IN, May 2002.

Figone, A.J. “Why physical education is failing in public schools: Implications for Physical Education,Teacher Education (PETE) Programs.” A paper presented at the North Coast Education Summit (NCES), Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, February 9, 2002.

Figone, A.J. “An Analysis of current legislation proposed to ban gambling on college sports. ” A paper at the North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS) Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2001.

Figone, A.J. “A Wake-up Call! Is Physical Education Succeeding?” A paper presented at 64th California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Annual Bay District Conference, San Jose, CA, October 6, 2001.

Figone, A.J. “Teaching students to read and interpret research. It ain’t like reading novels!” A paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Santa Clara, CA, March 9, 2001.

Figone, A.J. “Gambling scandals in college basketball and the reactions of coaches.” A paper presented at the North American for Sport Sociology (NASSS) Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, November 10, 2000.

Figone, A.J. “Baseball in the Bay Area: A vehicle for the erosion of Italian/American intergenerational conflict.” A Paper presented at the Lefty O’Doul Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Seminar, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2000.

Figone, A.J. “Please treat us as coaches: An analysis of the structural inequalities between athletic and academic units on college campuses.” A Paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 4, 2000.

Figone, A.J. “Correcting technical flaws: Psychological factors to understand and implement.” A Paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 3, 2000.

Figone, A.J. “Italian/Americans and sport in San Francisco: A vehicle for the erosion of intergenerational conflict.” A paper presented at the American/Italian Historical Association (AIHA) Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 13, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Are sports and gambling a good mix on college campuses? Don’t bet on it!” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS) Conference, Cleveland, OH, November 5, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Midsemester student evaluations: A systematic approach.” A paper presented at the College and University Administrator’s Council (CUAC) Conference, Monterey, CA, July 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Minor league baseball After World War II: Resurgence of gambling corruption.” A paper presented at the Society for American Baseball (SABR) Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, June 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Danny Gardella: Baseball’s first real free agent.” A paper presented at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, June 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Illegal gambling and college basketball: Understanding its historical roots.” A paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference, Boston, MA, April 21, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Modifying behavior in teacher-coaching: A practical and systematic approach.” A paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Monterey, CA, March 13, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “Faculty and college athletics: Flight from accountability.” A paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Monterey, CA, March 12, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “The 1919 Pacific Coast League (PCL) gambling scandal.” A paper presented at the Bay Area Regional Chapter for the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) Conference, Hayward, CA, February 20, 1999.

Figone, A.J. “The meaning of sport in the Italian-American community during the 1920’s and 1930’s: A reinterpretation.” A paper presented at the American/Italian Historical Association (AIHA) Conference at Hunter College, New York City, NY, November 14, 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Student bookies: College basketball’s newest gambling problem.” Paper presented at the North American for Sociology of Sports (NASSS) Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 5, 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Bruce Gardner: From dreams to suicide—the sad life and death of a Trojan star.” A paper presented at the Annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Conference, San Mateo, CA, June 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Oakland’s Curt Flood: He said no with dignity.” A paper presented at the Annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Conference, San Mateo, CA, June 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Nick Englisis and Henry Hill: College basketball’s master fixers.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Convention, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, May 1998.

Figone, A.J. “College basketball and point shaving: A symbiotic relationship growing stronger.” A paper presented at the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference, Reno, NV, April 1998.

Figone, A.J. “The meaning of Dolph Camilli and Larry McPhail to the Brooklyn Dodgers.” A paper presented at the Diamonds in the Desert Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, March 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Defining the boundaries of sport psychology in physical education.” A paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 1998.

Figone, A.J. “Gambling scandals in college basketball: What did law enforcement and coaches know?” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Convention, Springfield, MA, May 25, 1997.

Figone, A.J. “Publishing in teaching/coaching: Necessity or nuisance.” A paper presented at the California for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 1997.

Figone, A.J. “Why don’t practitioners use research? Explanations and selected implications.” A paper presented at the California for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 1997.

Figone, A.J. “Gambling in college basketball: Some sociological explanations.” A paper presented at the Annual Southwest (AAHPERD) Convention, Albuquerque, NM, February 1997.

Figone, A.J. “The Pacific Coast League fixing scandal: The Black Sox had nothing on Babe Borton.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Auburn, AL, May 25, 1996.

Figone, A.J. “Jack Molinas and the 1951-61 college basketball scandals.” A paper presented at North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Saskatoon, Canada, May 30, 1994.

Figone, A.J. “Understanding the origins of the teacher-coach role: Idealism, convenience and unworkability.” A paper at American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference, Denver, CO, April 13, 1994.

Figone, A.J. “New York’s Public School Athletic league (PSAL): A solution to today’s problems in secondary school interscholastic athletics.” A paper presented at the California for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 4, 1994.

Figone, A.J. “The impact of Larry McPhail and Dolph Camilli on the Brooklyn Dodgers.” A paper presented at the Lefty O’Doul Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Seminar, San Mateo, CA, February 27, 1994.

Figone, A.J. “San Francisco’s Candlestick Park: Money, media and politics.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History Conference (NASSH) Albuquerque, NM, May 31, 1993.

Figone, A.J. “Origins of the teacher- coach role: Idealism, convenience, and unworkability.” A paper presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Monterey, CA, April 3, 1993.

Figone, A.J. & Morgan, S. “Teaching social dance as an integral part of the physical education curriculum.” A workshop presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Monterey, CA, April 3, 1993.

Figone, A.J. & Morgan, S. “Why not include social dance in your curriculum.” A workshop presented at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 13, 1992.

Figone, A.J. “Should coaches teach?” A paper presented at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAHPE) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, January 1990.

Figone, A.J. “The Tulane scandal of 1985: Drugs, gambling and money.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Clemson, SC, May 1989.

Figone, A.J. “The cooling out function in junior colleges: Implications for the student-athlete.” A paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of sport (NASSS) Conference, Cincinnati, OH, November 1988.

Figone, A.J. “The 1978-79 point shaving scandal at Boston College: College basketball’s incurable habit.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Tempe, AZ, May 1988.

Figone, A.J. “The 1961 gambling scandal: The failure of four-year institutions and the legal system in preventing social corruption in college athletics.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Columbus, OH, May 1987.

Figone, A.J. “John McGraw: His influence in the development of scientific baseball.” A paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 1986.

Figone, A.J. “The 1951 college basketball scandals.” A paper at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 1986.