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Overview

In Reclaiming the Game, William Bowen and Sarah Levin disentangle the admissions and academic experiences of recruited athletes, walk-on athletes, and other students. In a field overwhelmed by reliance on anecdotes, the factual findings are striking—and sobering. Anyone seriously concerned about higher education will find it hard to wish away the evidence that athletic recruitment is problematic even at those schools that do not offer athletic scholarships.

Thanks to an expansion of the College and Beyond database that resulted in the highly influential studies The Shape of the River and The Game of Life, the authors are able to analyze in great detail the backgrounds, academic qualifications, and college outcomes of athletes and their classmates at thirty-three academically selective colleges and universities that do not offer athletic scholarships. They show that recruited athletes at these schools are as much as four times more likely to gain admission than are other applicants with similar academic credentials. The data also demonstrate that the typical recruit is substantially more likely to end up in the bottom third of the college class than is either the typical walk-on or the student who does not play college sports. Even more troubling is the dramatic evidence that recruited athletes "underperform:" they do even less well academically than predicted by their test scores and high school grades.

Over the last four decades, the athletic-academic divide on elite campuses has widened substantially. This book examines the forces that have been driving this process and presents concrete proposals for reform. At its core, Reclaiming the Game is an argument for re-establishing athletics as a means of fulfilling—instead of undermining—the educational missions of our colleges and universities.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Mark Luce
Reclaiming the Game paints a disappointing picture of the negative influences of college athletics. . . . Bowen and Levin demonstrate repeatedly that recruited athletes get preferential treatment in admissions despite lower SAT scores, underperform academically throughout college, choose easier majors and graduate at a lower percentage. . .. [A]s the athletic-academic gap grows, the need for visionary leadership from college presidents becomes more pressing. Reclaiming the Game provides an excellent blueprint to do exactly what its title suggests.
Commonweal - John Savant
A work of extensive research, impressive statistical analyses, and excellent writing.
Academe - Murray Sperber
In the comprehensiveness of its research and the solidity of its argument, Reclaiming the Game breaks new ground and probably will become the most influential book in the field for many years. . . . Unlike other proposals for the reform of college sports, Bowen and Levin's do not exist in a vacuum but have been tested in the real world. They actually work.
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"Reclaiming the Game paints a disappointing picture of the negative influences of college athletics. . . . Bowen and Levin demonstrate repeatedly that recruited athletes get preferential treatment in admissions despite lower SAT scores, underperform academically throughout college, choose easier majors and graduate at a lower percentage. . .. [A]s the athletic-academic gap grows, the need for visionary leadership from college presidents becomes more pressing. Reclaiming the Game provides an excellent blueprint to do exactly what its title suggests."—Mark Luce, Chicago Tribune

"A work of extensive research, impressive statistical analyses, and excellent writing."—John Savant, Commonweal

"In the comprehensiveness of its research and the solidity of its argument, Reclaiming the Game breaks new ground and probably will become the most influential book in the field for many years. . . . Unlike other proposals for the reform of college sports, Bowen and Levin's do not exist in a vacuum but have been tested in the real world. They actually work."—Murray Sperber, Academe

"Rooted in convincing data, this powerful, thought-provoking work will likely receive wide national attention and will have a substantial impact on campus discussion."Library Journal

Chicago Tribune
Reclaiming the Game paints a disappointing picture of the negative influences of college athletics. . . . Bowen and Levin demonstrate repeatedly that recruited athletes get preferential treatment in admissions despite lower SAT scores, underperform academically throughout college, choose easier majors and graduate at a lower percentage. . .. [A]s the athletic-academic gap grows, the need for visionary leadership from college presidents becomes more pressing. Reclaiming the Game provides an excellent blueprint to do exactly what its title suggests.
— Mark Luce
Commonweal
A work of extensive research, impressive statistical analyses, and excellent writing.
— John Savant
Academe
In the comprehensiveness of its research and the solidity of its argument, Reclaiming the Game breaks new ground and probably will become the most influential book in the field for many years. . . . Unlike other proposals for the reform of college sports, Bowen and Levin's do not exist in a vacuum but have been tested in the real world. They actually work.
— Murray Sperber
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691123141
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

William G. Bowen is President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former President of Princeton University. He is coauthor of "The Shape of the River" and "The Game of Life" (both Princeton). A former All-American collegiate athlete, Sarah A. Levin is a doctoral student at the Harvard School of Public Health and a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She completed her undergraduate work in mathematics at Harvard, where she was an All-American collegiate athlete.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. A Athletes on Campus Today
Ch. 2 Recruitment of College Athletes 43
Ch. 3 The Admissions Advantage 57
Ch. 4 Athletes in College: Academic Credentials, Athletic Participation, and Campus Culture 85
Ch. 5 Academic Outcomes 116
Ch. 6 Academic Underperformance 145
Pt. B Forces Creating the Athletic Divide
Ch. 7 Orbits of Competition: The Role of the Conference 173
Ch. 8 The Widening Athletic Divide 196
Ch. 9 The Athletic Divide in Context 219
Pt. C The Higher Ground: A Reform Agenda
Ch. 10 Retaking the High Ground 243
Ch. 11 Reform at the Institutional and Conference Levels: Recruiting, Admissions, and Coaching 262
Ch. 12 Reform at the Institutional and Conference Levels: The Athletic Program 280
Ch. 13 Reform at the National Level 303
Ch. 14 Achieving Change 316
Summary 327
Notes 333
List of Figures 405
List of Tables 411
Appendix Tables 415
References 453
Index 467
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