Overview:Games Colleges Play: Scandal and Reform in Intercollegiate Athletics - In "Games Colleges Play", John Thelin 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. He describes how "extracurricular" sports programmes - seldom accorded equal prominence with teaching and research in mission statements or annual reports - have become central to the life of many universities. As administrators search for a proper balance between athletics and academics, Thelin observes, this "peculiar institution" in American higher education grows increasingly powerful and controversial. Looking past the playing fields and lavish facilities into board rooms and administrative suites, Thelin finds disturbing patterns of abuse and limited reform and explores the implications of these patterns for today's college presidents, faculty and students. He 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 Pacific Coast Conference in the 1950s and the Knight Foundation Report of 1991. "Games Colleges Play" provides historical background that aims to inform current policy discussions about the proper place of intercollegiate athletics within the American university. Thelin is author of "Higher Education and its Useful Past", and co-author, with Lawrence L. Wiseman, of "The Old College Try: Balancing Academic and Athletics in Higher Education".

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725648-9780801847165. It was written by the following authors: Jonathan Boniface, John R. Thelin. Book Games Colleges Play: Scandal and Reform in Intercollegiate Athletics, which can be read online, published by the company: Long Riders' Guild Press, Johns Hopkins University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Maps, Transport: general interest, Politics, Sports Books, Travel, Education, History, Society. The book was published on 1994-02-01 00:00:00. File for download Games Colleges Play: Scandal and Reform in Intercollegiate Athletics has PDF format and is called games-colleges-play-scandal-and-reform-in-intercollegiate-athletics.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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