Intercollegiate Athletics and the American University: A University President's Perspective / Edition 1

Intercollegiate Athletics and the American University: A University President's Perspective / Edition 1

by James J. Duderstadt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472089439

ISBN-13: 9780472089437

Pub. Date: 09/05/2003

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


After decades of domination on campus, college sports' supremacy has begun to weaken. "Enough, already!" detractors cry. College is about learning, not chasing a ball around to the whir of TV cameras.

In Intercollegiate Athletics and the American University James Duderstadt agrees, taking the view that the increased commercialization of intercollegiate athletics

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After decades of domination on campus, college sports' supremacy has begun to weaken. "Enough, already!" detractors cry. College is about learning, not chasing a ball around to the whir of TV cameras.

In Intercollegiate Athletics and the American University James Duderstadt agrees, taking the view that the increased commercialization of intercollegiate athletics endangers our universities and their primary goal, academics. Calling it a "corrosive example of entertainment culture" during an interview with ESPN's Bob Ley, Duderstadt suggested that college basketball, for example, "imposes on the university an alien set of values, a culture that really is not conducive to the educational mission of university."

Duderstadt is part of a growing controversy. Recently, as reported in The New York Times, an alliance between university professors and college boards of trustees formed in reaction to the growth of college sports; it's the first organization with enough clout to challenge the culture of big-time university athletics.

This book is certainly part of that challenge, and is sure to influence this debate today and in the years to come.

James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472089437
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IHail to the Victors
1Introduction3
2Go Blue16
3A University President's Perspective46
Pt. IIHow Do Things Really Work?
4The Evolution of College Sports69
5University 10187
6The Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics104
7Financing College Athletics126
Pt. IIICracks in the Facade
8The Commercialization of College Sports149
9The Student-Athlete189
10Integrity215
11Institutional Control231
Pt. IVTilting of Windmills
12Back to Basics263
13Roads of Reform274
14Reform or Extinction?305
Epilogue319
Notes327
Index335

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