Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform (Sport and Society)

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In an era when college football coaches frequently command greater salaries than university presidents, numerous require reform to restore the balance between amateur sports and the instructional objective of schools. This book traces tries at college sports reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by trainees, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court.Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform likewise takes on seriously essential concerns about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing factors for reformùto fight corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more available to minorities and womenùRonald A. Smith candidly describes why efforts at modification have actually often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA authorities, and sports reporters, this thoughtful book thinks about the problem in balancing the principles of amateurism with the have to draw income from sporting events.

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