Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports (Sport and Society)

Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports (Sport and Society)

Language: English

Pages: 216

ISBN: 0252081323

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In Changing the Playbook , Howard P. Chudacoff delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that transformed college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues--race and gender, profit and power--that reflected societal tensions and, in many cases, remain pertinent today:
  • the failed 1950 effort to pass a Sanity Code regulating payments to football players;
  • the thorny racial integration of university sports programs;
  • the boom in television money;
  • the 1984 Supreme Court decision that settled who could control skyrocketing media revenues;
  • Title IX's transformation of women's athletics;
  • the cheating, eligibility, and recruitment scandals that tarnished college sports in the 1980s and 1990s;
  • the ongoing controversy over paying student athletes a share of the enormous moneys harvested by schools and athletic departments.

A thought-provoking journey into the whos and whys of college sports history, Changing the Playbook reveals how the turning points of yesterday and today will impact tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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