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Unwinding madness : what went wrong with college sports-and how to fix it

Author: Gerald Sherman Gurney; Donna A Lopiano; Andrew S Zimbalist
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical look at the tension between the larger role of the university and the commercialization of college sports Unwinding Madness is the most comprehensive examination to date of how the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics#x97;and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has placed commercial success above  Read more...
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Gurney, Gerald Sherman.
Unwinding madness.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, [2017]
(DLC) 2016030048
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Sherman Gurney; Donna A Lopiano; Andrew S Zimbalist
ISBN: 9780815730033 0815730039
OCLC Number: 961266938
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Lessons of history. 1. How college sports lost its way I --
2. How college sports lost its way II --
Part II. What needs to be fixed. 3. Academic integrity --
4. Governance --
5. Athlete health and welfare --
6. A continuing disgrace : discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, and disability --
7. The NCAA's unsustainable economics --
Part II. A return to sanity. 8. Two paths to meaningful reform --
9. Anchors for reform : guidelines and conclusion.
Responsibility: Gerald Gurney, Donna Lopiano, Andrew Zimbalist.

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Offers a comprehensive examination of how the NCAA has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics - and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has  Read more...

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