Ethics And College Sports / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742512733
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Issues in Academic Ethics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,289,637
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter A. French is professor of philosophy and director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University.

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Table of Contents

1 The mission of the university and the role of intercollegiate athletics 1
2 The amateur myth 9
3 The character education myth 31
4 The gender equity joke 63
5 The funding myth 79
6 The entertainment reality 103
App. A University and athletic department mission statements 129
App. B NCAA report on sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics 145
App. C Summary of NCAA regulations - division 1 161
App. D NCAA banned drugs 179
App. E NCAA countable athletically related activities 183
App. F NCAA rules on gambling and intercollegiate athletics 187
App. G Student-athlete employment information - any time 189
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