Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - Philosophy - 193 pages
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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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Contents

The Mission of the University and the Role of Intercollegiate Athletics
1
The Amateur Myth
9
The Character Education Myth
31
The Gender Equity Joke
63
The Funding Myth
79
The Entertainment Reality
103
Conclusion
125
University and Athletic Department Mission Statements
129
Summary of NCAA RegulationsDivision I
161
NCAA Banned Drugs
179
NCAA Countable Athletically Related Activities
183
NCAA Rules on Gambling and Intercollegiate Athletics
187
StudentAthlete Employment InformationAny Time
189
Index
191
About the Author
193
Copyright

NCAA Report on Sportmanship and Ethical Conduct in Intercollegiate Athletics
145

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Peter A. French is professor of philosophy and director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University.

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