Playing the Game: Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League [NOOK Book]

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Playing The Game offers readers the first detailed, inside look at exactly how the athletic recruiting game is played by coaches, prospective students, parents, administrators, admission officers, and even college presidents in the Ivy League and its Division III counterpart, the NESCAC. Here is the inside story on why this specialized process has caused so much controversy on campus and off.
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Playing the Game: Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League

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Overview

Playing The Game offers readers the first detailed, inside look at exactly how the athletic recruiting game is played by coaches, prospective students, parents, administrators, admission officers, and even college presidents in the Ivy League and its Division III counterpart, the NESCAC. Here is the inside story on why this specialized process has caused so much controversy on campus and off.
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Editorial Reviews

The Nashua Telegraph
A fun read for anyone interested in the inner workings of college sports; and a must read for anyone interested in being an Ivy League athlete.
Publishers Weekly
You don't need an Ivy League education to appreciate Lincoln's in-depth look at recruiting in this elite conference, but it helps. A good part of Lincoln's analysis centers on the Academic Index (A.I.), a system devised by Ivy schools that uses stratified bands to limit the number of student athletes schools can admit in certain academic ranges. The A.I. formula is complex and serves to make a difficult recruiting situation for Ivy coaches even harder, Lincoln argues. Because the Ivy entrance requirements are higher than for most other colleges in the nation, before the A.I. was introduced in the early 1980s Ivy coaches had a limited pool of athletes to choose from. Despite being refined several times, the A.I. is still flawed, and Lincoln proposes that it be replaced by a firm minimum standard that would simplify the recruiting process for both the schools and students. Another important factor Lincoln examines in the recruiting wars is financial aid. Since Harvard, Yale and Princeton have the largest endowments, they are better positioned to secure the students they have targeted. In this sound book, Lincoln finds that while the recruiting process is cleaner than most other Division I conferences, the Ivy League is not without its own problems. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"A fun read for anyone interested in the inner workings of college sports, and a must read for anyone interested in being an Ivy League athlete."  —The Nashua Telegraph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936313143
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 257
  • Sales rank: 588,590
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Chris Lincoln is a former recruited college athlete who passed up a full soccer scholarship to the University of New Hampshire to play soccer and hockey at Middlebury College. He lives in Thetford, Vermont. Jay Fiedler is a starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. He lives in Miami, Florida.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Ground Rules 1
Big Time Player 13
Not Your Average Boosters 23
On The Road 39
Lists & Liaisons 59
The Closing 71
Performance Anxiety 93
Show Me The Money 115
Studs, Lies & Videotape 149
Under Fire 169
Better Than Harvard, Princeton & Yale 195
From Brown To Bates: Seeking Sanity In The NESCAC 215
No End In Sight 243
Acknowledgments 255
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