Pay for Play

Pay for Play

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In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court.Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reformalso tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reforma€”to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and womena€”Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events. Ronald A. Smith is professor emeritus of sports history at Penn State University and the author of several books, includingSports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College AthleticsandPlay-by-Play: Radio, Television, and Big-Time College Sport.University of Akron, 64 University of Alabama, 58, 85, 210 University of California (Berkeley), 51, 63a€“64, 72, 105, 124a€“25, 200a€“201 ... 63; study of athletic policies at, 72; Yost as coach at, 64 University of Minnesota: Big Ten formation and, 28, 41; cheating scandal at, 191; ... 47 University of San Francisco, 167 University of South Carolina, 58, 84a€“85 University of Southern California, 65, 72, 124a€“ 25, 166, 184anbsp;...

Title:Pay for Play
Author:Ronald Austin Smith
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2011


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