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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 : 142993669X
ISBN 13 : 9781429936699

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..


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..


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..


College Life Through The Eyes Of Students

Author : Mary Grigsby  |  Pub Date : 2014-08-12  |  Publisher : SUNY Press

ISBN 10 : 9781438426396
ISBN 13 : 1438426399

The struggles and achievements of today's college students are throws into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Gr..


Games Colleges Play

Author : John R. Thelin  |  Pub Date : 2011-06-01  |  Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421403915
ISBN 13 : 1421403919

Games Colleges Play provides historical background that will inform current policy discussions about the proper place of intercollegiate athletics within the American university...


Big Time Sports In American Universities

Author : Charles T. Clotfelter  |  Pub Date : 2011-03-07  |  Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139499163
ISBN 13 : 1139499165

For almost a century, big-time college sport has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academ..


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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