A New Season

Using Title IX to Reform College Sports

Author: Brian L. Porto

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780275976996

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 9610

Deep-seated problems plague college sports. Title IX can be the catalyst for dramatic reforms that remedy these problems.
Posted in Law

Encyclopedia of Title IX and Sports

Author: Nicole Mitchell,Lisa A. Ennis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335877

Category: Law

Page: 199

View: 7003

Features over one hundred and fifty entries on people, organizations, and court cases related to Title IX, contains alphabetical and topical lists of entries, and includes a chronology of events from 1921 to 2005.
Posted in Law

Getting in the Game

Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution

Author: Deborah L. Brake

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814760392

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 8938

The first legal analysis of Title IX assesses the successes and failures of the landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in education,
Posted in Law

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Feminist Poststructural Perspectives

Author: Elizabeth J. Allan,Susan Iverson,Rebecca Ropers-Huilman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135197989

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 2514

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university. Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse. Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program. Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
Posted in Education

How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls' Sports

The Pay-to-Play Pipeline

Author: Rick Eckstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442266295

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 2039

More girls are playing sports than ever before—which, on the surface, is great for girls because sports offer positive and empowering fun for young women. In reality, though, few young athletes report “fun” as a reason they play sports. The rates of concussions and repetitive use injuries are on the rise, and kids are encouraged to specialize in a single sport at earlier and earlier ages, spending much of their free time throughout the year dedicated to the pursuit of a single sport at the expense of friends, other activities, and sometimes, health. Alarmed by the stories he heard from young athletes in his classes, sports scholar Rick Eckstein set out to investigate youth sports—why young people are playing them, how they have changed over time, and their impact on kids and families. Through three years of extensive research, including surveys, interviews, and more, Eckstein discovered that college athletics are having an alarming impact on youth sports, particularly for girls. How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls' Sports looks closely at college sports and how they shape the athletic—and personal—landscape for girls and young women. Filled with powerful interview excerpts from women athletes of all ages, as well as coaches, league officials, and others, the book chronicles how college and youth sports have become more commercialized, to the detriment of participants. The book looks at a range of sports, with case studies including soccer, field hockey, ice hockey, figure skating, and Ultimate Frisbee. The author celebrates sports’ potential to have a positive impact on a girl’s life, but he recommends changes in how college and youth athletics are structured to improve the experience of young athletes and to give them their childhood back.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Reforming Sports Before the Clock Runs Out

One Man's Journey Through Our Runaway Sports Culture

Author: Bruce B. Svare

Publisher: Bordalice Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966632361

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 1335

How do you feel about the sad state of youth, amateur, high school, and collegiate sports in our country? Are you disturbed that our sports culture may be failing our young people at every step of their development? Have you come to the point where you think something needs to be done in order to bring sports back to their original purpose? Based on his experiences in Upstate New York as a father of two athletes, a college professor, a coach, and a sports administrator, Bruce Svare examines the failings of our present sports culture. Reforming Sports Before the Clock Runs Out is both an expose on what ails our sports culture as well as a call for corrective action by all segments of our society. Focusing on an action plan, Bruce Svare boldly advances proposals that will counteract the dark side of sports, restore them to some level of balance in our culture, and return our sports landscape to its proper place in our lives. Book jacket.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Causes of action second

Author: West Group,Shepard's/McGraw-Hill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8863

Posted in Law

Learning culture through sports

exploring the role of sports in society

Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman,Brian Lampman

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: 9781578863792

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 1594

This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. In this text, authors take up the challenges faced by sport in our world, especially as it relates to the lives of young people, providing multiple perspectives on the issues, problems, and possibilities of sport in contemporary American society.
Posted in Social Science


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 3082

Posted in Best books

May it please the court

judicial processes and politics in America

Author: Brian L. Porto

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420067675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8143

Written by a practicing lawyer, this text offers a realistic view of the courts, including their day-to-day procedures, and it conveys the human drama of criminal and civil litigation. Actual court cases at the end of each chapter give students an opportunity to think critically, and provides a springboard for class discussion.
Posted in Business & Economics

West's annotated Indiana code

under arrangement of the official Indiana code

Author: Indiana,West Publishing Company,West Group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7636

Posted in Law

Battleground sports

Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 3417

Posted in Reference

Equal Play

Title IX and Social Change

Author: Nancy Hogshead-Makar,Andrew S. Zimbalist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592133796

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 5567

Equal Play; Title IX and Social Change collects the best, up-to-date scholarship, court cases, and other useful materials showing how the governmental processes have influenced the implementation of one of the country's most important social goals: equality in athletics.
Posted in Education

The New Plantation

Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions

Author: B. Hawkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023010553X

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 511

The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.
Posted in Education

Unwinding Madness

What Went Wrong with College Sports and How to Fix It

Author: Gerald Gurney,Donna A. Lopiano,Andrew Zimbalist

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815730039

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 746

A critical look at the tension between the larger role of the university and the commercialization of college sports Unwinding Madness is the most comprehensive examination to date of how the NCAA has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics—and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has placed commercial success above its responsibilities to protect the academic primacy, health and well-being of college athletes and fallen into an educational, ethical, and economic crisis. As long as intercollegiate athletics reside in the higher education environment, these programs must be academically compatible with their larger institutions, subordinate to their educational mission, and defensible from a not-for-profit organizational standpoint. The issue has never been a matter of whether intercollegiate athletics belongs in higher education as an extracurricular offering. Rather, the perennial challenge has been how these programs have been governed and conducted. The authors propose detailed solutions, starting with the creation of a new national governance organization to replace the NCAA. At the college level, these proposals will not diminish the revenue production capacity of sports programs but will restore academic integrity to the enterprise, provide fairer treatment of college athletes with better health protections, and restore the rights and freedoms of athletes, which have been taken away by a professionalized athletics mentality that controls the cost of its athlete labor force and overpays coaches and athletic directors. Unwinding Madness recognizes that there is no easy fix to the problems now facing college athletics. But the book does offer common sense, doable solutions that respect the rights of athletes, protects their health and well-being while delivering on the promise of a bona fide educational degree program.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Sport and the Neoliberal University

Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy

Author: Ryan King-White

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813587727

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 5597

College students are now regarded as consumers, not students, and nowhere is the growth and exploitation of the university more obvious than in the realm of college sports, where the evidence is in the stadiums built with corporate money, and the crowded sporting events sponsored by large conglomerates. The contributors to Sport and the Neoliberal University examine how intercollegiate athletics became a contested terrain of public/private interests. They look at college sports from economic, social, legal, and cultural perspectives to cut through popular mythologies regarding intercollegiate athletics and to advocate for increased clarity about what is going on at a variety of campuses with regard to athletics. Focusing on current issues, including the NCAA, Title IX, recruitment of high school athletes, and the Penn State scandal, among others, Sport and the Neoliberal University shows the different ways institutions, individuals, and corporations are interacting with university athletics in ways that are profoundly shaped by neoliberal ideologies.
Posted in Education

Pay for Play

A History of Big-time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald Austin Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252035879

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 773

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 reform—to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women—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.
Posted in Education

Billion-Dollar Ball

A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

Author: Gilbert M. Gaul

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698142918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 7569

• A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • “A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon’s lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s $7 million paycheck—ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns—Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Sports & Recreation