New Game Plan for College Sport

ISBN-10: 0275981479
ISBN-13: 9780275981471
Edition: 2006
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Description: The same general challenges, in varying forms, have confronted those responsible for intercollegiate sport from 1980 to the present day. Now the time has come to reexamine these problems in the light of new research (such as the Knight Foundation  More...

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The same general challenges, in varying forms, have confronted those responsible for intercollegiate sport from 1980 to the present day. Now the time has come to reexamine these problems in the light of new research (such as the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletes) and new analyses; and to review old solutions to see where they should be adapted, where maintained, and where abandoned. Part of the mission of New Game Plans is to serve as a forum for conflicting opinions on how to improve our college sports enterprise. It is not theoretical, but instead relies on the wisdom and experience of those who have had significant roles in sport to discuss how far we have come from the ideals of sport, and what we can do to correct our course. The analyses are prepared from varied perspectives by experts who offer in-depth exploration of such essential topics as the commercialization of sport; race and gender; legal issues; gambling; performance-enhancing drugs; and the academic peril faced by too many student-athletes. In a final chapter, Lapchick presents recommendations for action. New Game Plans is an essential read for governing boards, presidents, coaches, faculty, administrators, and student athletes. After a historical overview, New Game Plans is divided into sections on the issues; the influence of the media; those most involved with and those most invested in the college sports enterprise; and recommendations drawn from the authors of the respective chapters. This book covers all of the critical issues facing governing boards, presidents, coaches, administrators, and student athletes, and explores all of them in depth.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Historical Overview: At Play at America's Colleges
The Issues
The Integrity of the Enterprise
Higher Education's Failed Experiment with Professional Athletics
Ethical Dilemmas in College Sport
Race in College Sport
The Impact of Race As It Relates to Employment Opportunities for Collegiate Football Coaches
Gender and Sport
National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Issue of Sports Wagering
Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Wounds Behind the Glory
Agents on Campus
"Show Me the Money" Created a College Sportocracy: The Influence of the Media
The Players
Presidents' Forum
Conference Commissioners' Forum
Athletics Directors' Forum
Faculty Forum
Student-Athletes' Forum
The NCAA in 2010
Recommendations
Contributor Biographies
Index

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