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Counterfeit Amateurs An Athlete's Journey Through the Sixties to the Age of Academic Capitalism

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ISBN-10: 0271054093

ISBN-13: 9780271054094

Edition: 2012

Authors: Allen L. Sack, Ara Parseghian

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With a Foreword by Ara ParseghianThe debate over big-time college sports, never far from the front pages, has once again moved from simmering to hot. Congress has been investigating the tax-exempt status of the NCAA in part because of questions about how commercialized college sports contribute to educational values. Athletes are challenging the NCAA on antitrust grounds to get a bigger share of the revenue. Against this backdrop, more faculty are beginning to be concerned about what is happening at their own universities and to the educational system as a whole as rampant commercialism further invades campus life through big-time sports.A leader among faculty fighting back has been Allen…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 4/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

College Football in the Sixties
Playing Football in Ara's Era
Scholastic Sports as a Pipeline to the Pros
The Game of the Century
Linking Sports and Politics
Politics, Protest, and the Athletic Revolution
Laying the Groundwork for Professional College Sports
Taking a Stand at Fort Apache
Shouting from the Ivory Tower
Building an Industry on Athletes' Backs
Fighting for Market Share in the 1990s
Inside the Billion-Dollar Beast
College Sports in the Age of Academic Capitalism
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