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The athletic trap : how college sports corrupted the academy

Author: Howard L Nixon
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Athletic Trap will be of interest to university presidents, board members, and administrators, sport sociologists concerned with the balance of power between academics and athletics, and anyone  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nixon, Howard L., 1944-
Athletic trap
(DLC) 2013017624
(OCoLC)842307615
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard L Nixon
ISBN: 9781421411965 1421411962 1421411962
OCLC Number: 875894335
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 217 pages)
Contents: Commercialization, college sports, and the athletic trap --
The intercollegiate golden triangle --
The business of college sports --
The arms race, inequalities, and the pressures of the college sports business --
Deviance, corruption, and scandals in college sports --
Control and reform in big-time college sports --
Reforming college sports.
Responsibility: Howard L. Nixon II.

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Nixon presents a thorough analysis of the development and the current implications of commercialized intercollegiate athletics in the US. His findings reveal the task of reforming intercollegiate Read more...

 
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