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Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Has Crippled Undergraduate Edu…


A no-holds-barred examination of the troubled relationship between college sports and higher education from a leading authority on the subject

Murray Sperber turns common perceptions about big-time college athletics inside out. He shows, for instance, that contrary to popular belief the money coming in to universities from sports programs never makes it to academic departments and rarely even covers the expense of maintaining athletic programs. The bigger and more prominent the sports…

Beer And Circus

Author : Murray Sperber  |  Pub Date : 2011-04-01  |  Publisher : Henry Holt and Company

ISBN 10 : 9781429936699
ISBN 13 : 142993669X

A no-holds-barred examination of the troubled relationship between college sports and higher education from a leading authority on the subject Murray Sperber turns common perceptio..


Beer And Circus

Author : Murray Sperber  |  Pub Date : 2001-09-01  |  Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 0805068112
ISBN 13 : 9780805068115

Argues that national exposure through athletic success, profitable athletic departments, and an emphasis on research and graduate programs over undergraduate education are creating..


Beer And Circus

Author : Murray Sperber  |  Pub Date : 2000-09-20  |  Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9780805038644
ISBN 13 : 0805038647

Argues that national exposure through athletic success, profitable athletic departments, and an emphasis on research and graduate programs over undergraduate education are creating..


Sports And Freedom

Author : Ronald A. Smith  |  Pub Date : 1990-12-27  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 0195362187
ISBN 13 : 9780195362183

Perhaps more than any other two colleges, Harvard and Yale gave form to American intercollegiate athletics--a form that was inspired by the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry overseas, and t..


Shake Down The Thunder

Author : Murray A. Sperber  |  Pub Date : 1993  |  Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 0253215684
ISBN 13 : 9780253215680

"Sperber...tackles the details, great and small, unearthing a treasure." --New York Times Book Review Shake Down the Thunder traces the history of the Notre Dame football program--..


Unpaid Professionals

Author : Andrew Zimbalist  |  Pub Date : 2001-01-15  |  Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 1400823072
ISBN 13 : 9781400823079

Big-time college sports embodies the ideals of amateurism and provides an important complement to university education. Or so its apologists would have us believe. As Andrew Zimbal..


Absolutely American

Author : David Lipsky  |  Pub Date : 2014-12-16  |  Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9780547523750
ISBN 13 : 0547523750

Lipsky, a Rolling Stone writer and an award-winning novelist, chronicles daily life at the U.S. Military Academy during the most tumultuous period in its history. In 1998, West Poi..


Onward To Victory

Author : Murray Sperber  |  Pub Date : 1998-11-30  |  Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9780805038651
ISBN 13 : 0805038655

Traces the rise of college sports in America, drawing on a variety of press accounts, letters, journals, and interviews to discuss how college sports became a mainstay of popular e..


King Football

Author : Michael Oriard  |  Pub Date : 2005-12-15  |  Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807864036
ISBN 13 : 080786403X

This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions expe..


Counterfeit Amateurs

Author : Allen L. Sack  |  Pub Date : 2012-04-06  |  Publisher : Penn State Press

ISBN 10 : 9780271054094
ISBN 13 : 0271054093

With a Foreword by Ara ParseghianThe debate over big-time college sports, never far from the front pages, has once again moved from simmering to hot. Congress has been investigatin..


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