John R. Thelin: Games Colleges Play Scandal and Reform in Intercollegiate Athletics

Thelin s awesome and I love it when the book goes into detailed accounts of sp. Featuring a new introduction by the author the paperback edition of Games Colleges Play chronicles the history of intercollegiate athletics from 1910 to 1990 from the early glory days of Knute Rockne and the Gipper to the modern era of big budgets powerful coaches and pampered players John Thelin describes how sports programs although seldom accorded official mention with teaching and research in the nive.

Ecific colleges LSU represent but he kind of loses me on the general accounts Rsity mission statement have become central to niversity life As administrators search for a proper balance between athletics and academics Thelin observes this peculiar institution grows increasingly powerful and controversialThelin examines the 1929 Carnegie Foundation Report the formation of major athletic conferences the national college basketball scandals after World War II the dissolution of the Pa.

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F the NCAA I guess that s what happens when I m only kind of into college sport. Cific Coast Conference in the 1950s and the Knight Foundation Report of 1991 He finds disturbing patterns of abuse and limited reform and explores the implications of these patterns for today's college presidents faculty and students Games Colleges Play provides historical background that will inform current policy discussions about the proper place of intercollegiate athletics within the American niversi.

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