New Game Plan for College Sport

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Overview

The most critical issues in intercollegiate sport are examined here from a variety of perspectives. The same general challenges, in varying forms, have confronted those responsible for intercollegiate sport from 19890 to the present day. The time has come to reexamine these problems in the light of new research (such as the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletes) and new analyses; and to review our old solutions to see where they should be adapted, where maintained, and where abandoned. Part of the mission of New Game Plan for College Sport is to act as a forum for conflicting opinions on how to improve our college sports enterprise. It is not a theoretical piece, but instead relies on the wisdom and experience of those who have had significant roles in sport to discuss how far we may have come from the ideals of sport and what we still can do to correct our course. The analyses presented here, prepared by experts on the issues, explore such essential topics as the commercialization of sport; race and gender; legal issues; gambling; performance enhancing drugs; and the academic peril faced by too many student athletes. The same general challenges, in varying forms, have confronted those responsible for intercollegiate sport from 1980 to the present day. Now the time has come to reexamine these problems in the light of new research (such as the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletes) and new analyses; and to review old solutions to see where they should be adapted, where maintained, and where abandoned. Part of the mission of New Game Plans is to serve as a forum for conflicting opinions on how to improve our college sports enterprise. It is not theoretical, but instead relies on the wisdom and experience of those who have had significant roles in sport to discuss how far we have come from the ideals of sport, and what we can do to correct our course. The analyses are prepared from varied perspectives by experts who offer in-depth exploration of such essential topics as

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Sponsored by the American Council on Education and issued in the 'ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education,' this volume addresses the current state of intercollegiate sports and offers recommendations for future action in reforming the NCAA. The author of numerous books on sports, Lapchick is an activist, and he gathers here 18 essays that look at the issues and the players. The core of the book is the examination of issues: the integrity of college sports, higher education's failure to emulate the professional model, ethical dilemmas, race, coaching opportunities, gender, wagering, performance enhancing drugs, sports agents, and the influence of the media. The second section comprises various "forums"—forums of college presidents, conference commissioners, athletic directors, faculty, and student athletes. These essays are slightly polemical but include a lot of information. Fitz Hill, former head football coach at San Jose State, offers a particularly insightful analysis of the issue of race and college football, and the student-athlete forum is notable for the participants' excellent preparation. The final chapter, Lipchick's Recommendations, should be required reading for anyone involved in, or interested in, intercollegiate sport. Highly recommended. Undergraduates, professionals and professionals in training, and general readers.
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Lapchick brings together conflicting voices on the business of running college sports in the United States.
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Sponsored by the American Council on Education and issued in the 'ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education,' this volume addresses the current state of intercollegiate sports and offers recommendations for future action in reforming the NCAA. The author of numerous books on sports, Lapchick is an activist, and he gathers here 18 essays that look at the issues and the players. The core of the book is the examination of issues: the integrity of college sports, higher education's failure to emulate the professional model, ethical dilemmas, race, coaching opportunities, gender, wagering, performance enhancing drugs, sports agents, and the influence of the media. The second section comprises various "forums"—forums of college presidents, conference commissioners, athletic directors, faculty, and student athletes. These essays are slightly polemical but include a lot of information. Fitz Hill, former head football coach at San Jose State, offers a particularly insightful analysis of the issue of race and college football, and the student-athlete forum is notable for the participants' excellent preparation. The final chapter, Lipchick's Recommendations, should be required reading for anyone involved in, or interested in, intercollegiate sport. Highly recommended. Undergraduates, professionals and professionals in training, and general readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275981471
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/30/2006
  • Series: Ace/Praeger Series on Higher Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD E. LAPCHICK is Director of the Sport Business Management Program at the College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida. His program focuses on business skills for a successful career in the changing sports industry. He is the author of Rules of the Game, a title in the Macmillan/ACE Series (1989). Lapchick has also written about South African sports in The Politics of Race and International Sport (1975), and about women under Apartheid in Oppression and Resistance (1982), both for Greenwood Publishing. He has been named six times as 'one of the 100 most powerful people in sport.' Lapchick is also a human rights activist, and has won the Ralph Bunche International Peace Award.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Historical Overview Chapter 2 The Issues Chapter 3 The Integrity of the Enterprise Chapter 4 Higher Education's Failed Experiment with Professional Athletics Chapter 5 Ethical Dilemmas in College Sport Chapter 6 Race in College Sport Chapter 7 The Impact of Race as it Relates to Employment Opportunities for Collegiate Football Coaches Chapter 8 Gender and Sport Chapter 9 National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Issues of Sports Wagering Chapter 10 Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Wounds Behind the Glory Chapter 11 Agents on Campus Chapter 12 "Show mw the Money" Created a College Sportocracy: The Influence of the Media Chapter 13 The Players Chapter 14 The Presidents' Forum Chapter 15 Conference Commissioners' Forum Chapter 16 Athletics Directors' Forum Chapter 17 Faculty Forum Chapter 18 Student-Athletes' Forum Chapter 19 The NCAA Chapter 20 Recommendations

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