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Ethics and College Sports : Ethics, Sports, and the University - Peter A. French

Ethics and College Sports

Ethics, Sports, and the University

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780742512733
Number Of Pages: 193

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Ethics and College Sports is a careful analysis of the root problems in intercollegiate athletics in American universities. It examines the prevalent myths that are regularly used to justify the inclusion of intercollegiate athletics, and all of the abuses and scandals it has brought to university campuses, from a moral perspective. In this book, the myths that amateurism is morally desirable, that sports brings good moral character, and that the elite sports programs raise significant sums of money to support university budgets are dissected. The actual impact of the movement to provide gender equity in athletics programs on campus is discussed and a defensible justification for intercollegiate athletics is offered.

This well-researched book delves into the ethics and status of big-time sports (football and basketball) within the academy. This volume offers substantial food for thought about the conduct of sports and will be valuable for collections supporting beginning work in the sociology of sports and sports management. Recommended.--CHOICE

Prefacep. vii
The Mission of the University and the Role of Intercollegiate Athleticsp. 1
The Amateur Mythp. 9
The Character Education Mythp. 31
The Gender Equity Jokep. 63
The Funding Mythp. 79
The Entertainment Realityp. 103
Conclusionp. 125
University and Athletic Department Mission Statementsp. 129
NCAA Report on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct in Intercollegiate Athleticsp. 145
Summary of NCAA Regulations--Division Ip. 161
NCAA Banned Drugsp. 179
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ISBN: 9780742512733
ISBN-10: 0742512738
Series: Issues in Academic Ethics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 14.78  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.28