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From the Publisher"The sports industry in the United States is among the 11 largest industries in the United States. This gross commercialization of sports has led to a host of ills from the professional level down through high school athletics. Although these ills are typically blamed on athletes, the authors argue that the market-system of sports itself is to blame. They discuss such on-field issues as doping, playing while hurt, cheating and game violence. They then present chapters on recruiting scandals and academic fraud; hazing scandals; encouragement of racism, sexism, and classism; and the corrupt world of stadium financing."
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"[T]hose who are interested in list-making will appreciate the useful factual litany of sins in the wicked world of sports."