Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University
Ethics and College Sports is a careful analysis of the root problems in intercollegiate athletics in American universities. It examines the prevalent myths that are regularly used to justify the inclusion of intercollegiate athletics, and all of the abuses and scandals it has brought to university campuses, from a moral perspective. In this book, the myths that amateurism is morally desirable, that sports brings good moral character, and that the elite sports programs raise significant sums of money to support university budgets are dissected. The actual impact of the movement to provide gender equity in athletics programs on campus is discussed and a defensible justification for intercollegiate athletics is offered.
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The Mission of the University and the Role of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Amateur Myth
The Character Education Myth
The Gender Equity Joke
The Funding Myth
The Entertainment Reality
University and Athletic Department Mission Statements
NCAA Report on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct in Intercollegiate Athletics
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