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Pay for play : a history of big-time college athletic reform

Author: Ronald A Smith
Publisher: Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 2011.
Series: Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform--to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women--Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald A Smith
ISBN: 9780252035876 0252035879 9780252077838 0252077830
OCLC Number: 601332139
Description: xii, 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Student-controlled athletics and early reform --
Faculty, faculty athletic committees, and reform efforts --
Early interinstitutional reform efforts --
Presidents: promoters or reformers? --
Football, progressive reform, and the creation of the NCAA --
The NCAA: a faculty debating society for amateurism --
The 1920s and the Carnegie report on college athletics --
Individual presidential reform: Gates, Hutchins, and Bowman --
Presidential conference reform: the 1930s Graham plan failure --
The NCAA and the sanity code: a national reform gone wrong --
Ivy league presidential reform --
Scandals and the ACE reform effort in the 1950s --
Lowly standards: chaos in the sports yards --
The Hanford Report, rejected reform, and Proposition 48 --
Title IX and governmental reform in women's athletics --
African Americans, freshman eligibility, and forced reform --
Presidential control, minor reform, and the Knight commission --
NCAA reorganization, the board of presidents' reform, and the APR --
Faculty reform efforts: CARE, the Drake Group, and COIA --
The freshman rule: a nearly forgotten reform.
Series Title: Sport and society.
Responsibility: Ronald A. Smith.

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