Backboards and Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfment / Edition 1

Backboards and Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfment / Edition 1

by Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler
     
 

College basketball experienced its greatest rise in popularity during the eighties, becoming one of the most commercially successful spectator sports in America. With this rise came an era of scandal: recruiting violations, spurious admittance practices, and controversial treatment of student athletes. Within this guarded context of scrutiny, allegations of

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Overview

College basketball experienced its greatest rise in popularity during the eighties, becoming one of the most commercially successful spectator sports in America. With this rise came an era of scandal: recruiting violations, spurious admittance practices, and controversial treatment of student athletes. Within this guarded context of scrutiny, allegations of improprieties, and media celebrity, Patricia and Peter Adler penetrated the public front of a top twenty basketball team. The result of their efforts, Backboards and Blackboards: College Athletes and Role Engulfment, is a compelling inside account of an exciting, intimidating, and glamorous hidden arena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231073073
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/23/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
748,179
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrologueOverviewRole ExpectationsThe Athletic RoleThe Social RoleThe Academic RoleThe Gloried SelfResolving Role ConflictTerminating the RoleThe Engulfed SelfNotesReferenceIndex

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