Sports Scandals

ISBN-10: 0313344582

ISBN-13: 9780313344589

Edition: 2008

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Description: Cheaters, gamblers, drugs, and violence. Sound like the latest action/adventure film? It is most likely playing in a stadium, ice rink, track field, basketball court, or ballpark near you. We're talking about the larger-than-life scandals that often surround and sometimes engulf the world of sports. Covering everything from the little leagues to college and professional sports, Scandals in the Sports World offers students an intriguing, readable guide to the most notorious scandals in American sports history. Each chapter focuses on a specific category of scandal, including race-related, gender-related, drug-related, violence-related, recruiting and academic-related, and coaching scandals. Insightful, in-depth entries offer and overview of the historical and cultural context, what occurred and who was involved, as well as the response to the scandal. Entries within chapters clearly outline the diversity of viewpoints surrounding the scandal as well as the associated ethical, moral, and legal issues. Highlighting why sport scandals matter to athletes, to coaches, to teams, to organizations, to the media, and to the public, this volume is an ideal resource for both ready reference and for reading cover-to-cover. Among the scandals featured: BLMichael Vick busted for bad newz kennels BLBasketbrawl BLMike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield BLBay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) BLBarry Bonds, home run king BLWorld Series for sale! The 1919 Chicago Black Sox BLPete Rose banned from baseball BLUniversity of Colorado recruiting and sex scandals BLAcademic cheating shocks West Point in 1951 BLSouthern Methodist University Football given death penalty BLDon Imus takes cheap shot at Rutgers basketball players BLMuhammad Ali versus the U.S. military BLBombing of Atlanta Olympics in 1996

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

PETER FINLEY is Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, where he specializes in sociology of sport and sport ethics. He is the author of several publications about sport-related issues, including use of the Web for recruiting, privacy rights, and a variety of other sociology of sport topics. The Finleys are co-authors of Piss Off! How Drug Testing and Other Privacy Violations Are Alienating America's Youth.

JEFFREY FOUNTAIN is Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, where he specializes in sport marketing, sport finance, and organization and administration of sport. He recently created a course on sport in popular culture that examines the issues and roles of sport in the movies, on television, and in the print media. His current research focuses on purchasing power and how increasing costs of sporting events is affecting sports fans.

Series Foreword
Preface
Timeline: Significant Scandals in U.S. Sports
Violence: Fights, Bites, Murder, and Mayhem
Drugs: Cocaine, Steroids, and an Asterisk
Gambling, Game-Fixing, and Shaving Points
Sex: Assault, Harassment, Cover-ups, and Accusations
Cheating, Academic Fraud, and Boosters Run Amok
Racist and Other Regrettable Commentary
Politics, Collusion, Stolen Victories, and Other Odds and Ends
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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