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

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Arguing that universities must regain control of intercollegiate athletics by deemphasizing them and realigning them with the university's educational mission, James J. Duderstadt, former president of the University of Michigan, offers new and controversial suggestions for bringing about this change. He asserts that if burgeoning athletic programs cannot be brought back into the fold, then universities must recognize them for what they are-commercial, professional, and independent entertainment businesses.

About the Author:

James J. Duderstadt, Ph.D., is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472089437
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Hail to the Victors
1 Introduction 3
2 Go Blue 16
3 A University President's Perspective 46
Pt. II How Do Things Really Work?
4 The Evolution of College Sports 69
5 University 101 87
6 The Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics 104
7 Financing College Athletics 126
Pt. III Cracks in the Facade
8 The Commercialization of College Sports 149
9 The Student-Athlete 189
10 Integrity 215
11 Institutional Control 231
Pt. IV Tilting of Windmills
12 Back to Basics 263
13 Roads of Reform 274
14 Reform or Extinction? 305
Epilogue 319
Notes 327
Index 335
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