Sports and Athletes

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"Each Volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens-include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations...all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer no slick answers." -Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737745436
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/3/2009
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Do Sports Benefit Children? Chapter Preface 19

1 Sports Benefit Children|cScott Ganz Kevin Hassett 21

2 Sports Can Harm Children Who Train Too Vigorously National Alliance for Youth Sports 29

3 Some Female Athletes Develop Unhealthy Practices TeensHealth 38

4 Professional Athletes Should Be Role Models Christian Malone 46

5 Athletes Should Be Role Models Only for Athletics Jeffrey Standen 52

6 Sports Can Benefit Children with Disabilities Brady Delander 58

Periodical Bibliography 66

Chapter 2 Should College Sports Be Reformed? Chapter Preface 68

1 Academic Achievement Is Improving for College Athletes Doug Jolley 71

2 Academic Fraud Is Rampant in College Athletics Elia Powers 79

3 College Athletes Should Be Paid Al Woods 87

4 College Athletes Should Not Be Paid Krikor Meshefejian 95

5 College Athletic Recruiting Should Be Reformed Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia 101

6 College Athletic Recruiting Needs Government Intervention Frank G. Splitt 111

7 College Athletic Programs Are Recruiting Middle School Students Andy Staples 120

Periodical Bibliography 126

Chapter 3 Is There Equality in Sports? Chapter Preface 128

1 Diversity in Hiring Should Not Be Mandatory in Professional Baseball Luke Kohler 130

2 Title IX Is Unfair to Men's Sports Walter Olson 139

3 Title IX Is Not Unfair to Men's Sports Andrew Zimbalist 147

4 Only the Wealthy Can Afford Competitive Sports Regan McMahon 154

Periodical Bibliography 164

Chapter 4 Is Drug Use a Problem in Sports? Chapter Preface 166

1 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned from Sports|Steve Courson 168

2Performance-Enhancing Drugs Should Not Be Banned from Sports Joan Ryan 176

3 Young Athletes Use Steroids Regan McMahon 182

4 Steroid Use Among Youth Is Declining Marcia C. Smith 187

5 Testing Student Athletes for Drugs Is Appropriate B.J. Rains 192

6 Testing Student Athletes for Drugs Is Not Appropriate Jennifer Kern 197

7 Male Student Athletes Are Drug Tested More Often than Females David Murphy 202

Periodical Bibliography 207

For Further Discussion 208

Organizations to Contact 211

Bibliography of Books 216

Index 220

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