Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education /

"Murray Sperber takes us beyond the headlines and the public controversies to explore the profound and tragic impact of big-time intercollegiate athletics on undergraduate education. Sperber explodes cherished myths about college sports, particularly at "Big-time U's," the large...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sperber, Murray A.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Henry Holt, 2000.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Animal House
  • College sports winners and losers
  • The NCAA, the tube, and the fans
  • Corporate beer-and-circus
  • Admissions office scams
  • The Flutie factor
  • Shaft the undergraduates
  • The great researcher = great teacher myth
  • New Siwash in red ink
  • Student mix and match
  • The faculty/student nonaggression pact
  • Cheating
  • Undergraduate education triage : honors program lifeboats
  • Cheap beer : the oxygen of the Greek system
  • Drinking off-campus and far off-campus (spring break)
  • Party round the team
  • Rally round the team--as long as it wins and covers the spread
  • College Sports MegaInc.
  • College Sports MegaInc. versus undergraduate education
  • Who loves the jocks?
  • The New 3 R's
  • Conclusion: what should happen versus what probably will happen.