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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--..


Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Walter Byers  |  Pub Date : 1997-03  |  Publisher : University of Michigan Press

ISBN 10 : 0472084429
ISBN 13 : 9780472084425

Walter Byers, who served as NCAA executive director from 1951 to 1987, was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollar..


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..


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..


One Hundred Semesters

Author : William M. Chace  |  Pub Date : 2009-01-10  |  Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691127255
ISBN 13 : 9780691127255

In One Hundred Semesters, William Chace mixes incisive analysis with memoir to create an illuminating picture of the evolution of American higher education over the past half centu..


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..


What S My Name Fool

Author : Dave Zirin  |  Pub Date : 2011-02-14  |  Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN 10 : 9781458786982
ISBN 13 : 1458786986

In Whats My Name, Fool? sports writer Dave Zirin shows how sports express the worst - and at times the most creative, exciting, and political - features of our society. Zirins shar..


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