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Murray A Sperber
|Description:||xxii, 322 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Animal House --
College sports winners and losers --
The NCAA, the tube, and the fans --
Corporate beer-and-circus --
Admissions office scams --
The Flutie factor --
Shaft the undergraduates --
The great researcher = great teacher myth --
New Siwash in red ink --
Student mix and match --
The faculty/student nonaggression pact --
Undergraduate education triage : honors program lifeboats --
Cheap beer : the oxygen of the Greek system --
Drinking off-campus and far off-campus (spring break) --
Party round the team --
Rally round the team--as long as it wins and covers the spread --
College Sports MegaInc.--
College Sports MegaInc. versus undergraduate education --
Who loves the jocks? --
The New 3 R's --
Conclusion: what should happen versus what probably will happen.
"Using research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, Sperber proves that many schools, because of their emphasis on research and graduate programs, no longer give the majority of their undergraduates a meaningful education. What they offer instead is a meager and dangerous substitute: the party scene surrounding college sports that Sperber calls "beer and circus" and which serves to keep the students happy while tuition dollars keep rolling in."
"Sperber explains how this beer-and-circus scene has evolved over many generations. He details the pernicious roles of the media and corporations looking to tap into the lucrative student market, raising the particular concern of the current epidemic of student binge drinking, which in many ways results from these complex factors."--Jacket.
- College sports -- United States -- History.
- College sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
- College sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
- Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.
- College sports.
- College sports -- Economic aspects.
- College sports -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Universities and colleges -- Administration.
- United States.
- Hoger onderwijs.