The Sports IQ is the blogging home of the editorial team at Fitness Information Technology, a premier publisher of books, ebooks, journals, and digital products in the sport sciences. This website is dedicated to the extraneous topics and musings that they come across while working in the realm of sport, academia, Web 2.0, and the off-topic chatter that is generated from mainstream sports. Here they provide information that examines the underbelly of sport: culture, history, psychology, management, marketing, finance, coaching, and a host of subtopics that they find interesting, relevant, thought-provoking, and entertaining.
This website also provides a glimpse of some of the work of Fitness Information Technology’s authors, who are usually active publishers within the academic community. The authors’ insights are often revealed on various timely topics in sport through interviews by the team at FiT or by linking to outside media sources that quote the authors for their expert opinions. Links, book reviews, essays, and other topical information are also featured.
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Matt Brann has nearly 20 years of experience in sport media and publishing. Prior to joining Fitness Information Technology (FiT) as an editor in 2004, he served for five years as an associate editor for a weekly regional sports magazine while also being a guest host of a Sunday night sports show on a local CBS TV affiliate. He also spent several years as a writer, editor, and syndicated columnist at daily newspapers in Indiana and Illinois, as a freelance writer for various national media outlets, and as a radio game commentator for local high school sports. As a sports writer, among the events he has covered include five college football bowl games (including the Rose Bowl), three NCAA basketball Final Fours, the Kentucky Derby, the Brickyard 400, and various professional football and basketball games. As an editor at FiT, he primarily oversees the production of the sport management and coaching education titles as well as FiT’s quarterly journals. In his free time he enjoys running, coaching youth sports, and most of all watching the Big Ten Network (primarily to follow the Purdue Boilermakers, his alma mater and favorite school since birth … Boiler Up!).
Aaron Geiger has a diverse literary background. His publications include over 40 feature stories, over 100 journalism articles, and several essays for newspapers and magazines from Texas to California to Illinois. He has also published creative nonfiction and poetry in several magazines and in two books by Level 4 Press. Geiger is also the creator of the literary community and website “but.if.and.that.” He is a former editor with Fitness Information Technology, where he was constantly ridiculed for his love of soccer. He follows the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Cowboys, and he has a love for the Fightin’ Illini.
Rachel Tibbs is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she earned a degree in professional writing and editing. Following two different internships with Fitness Information Technology as a student, she was hired in the summer of 2011 to continue working for FiT.
Ted Peetz is a doctoral student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and serves as the editorial assistant of the Sport Marketing Quarterly, a journal published by Fitness Information Technology.