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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Jessica Luther
ISBN : 9781617755217
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Of all the many problems facing college football, the most severe by far is the shocking number of rape cases involving athletes. And, as Luther makes abundantly clear in this impeccably researched volume, those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg, thanks to the contagion of cover-ups instigated by coaches and university officials, often with the support of police . . . Most important, Luther devotes part two of her book to changing the playbook, offering specific suggestions like “fire people” and “hire women” that throw down a gauntlet to those in power. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is not always easy to read—the text necessarily relies on numerous statistics and detailed summaries of court cases—but, nevertheless, it is almost certainly the most important sports book of the year." -- Booklist Starred Review "Highly relevant, hard-hitting, much-needed information that reveals the widespread existence of rape by sports players on college campuses." --Kirkus Reviews "We as a society owe a great debt to Jessica Luther. She has spent the last several years of her professional life dedicated primarily to reporting on the epidemic of sexual assault in college sports—football in particular. Her debut book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, published on Dave Zirin’s “Edge of Sports” imprint at Akashic Books, isn’t simply a tell-all; she has rewritten the playbook for collegiate sports culture, giving survivors and supporters a reason to be hopeful about rooting for our teams without further sacrificing who we are." -- The Establishment The latest from Akashic's Edge of Sports imprint. Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It's a deep dive into how different institutions--the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media--run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes. Unsportsmanlike Conduct unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue. Political sportswriter and Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin (the Nation) has never shied away from criticizing that which die-hard sports fans hold dear. The Edge of Sports titles will address issues across many different sports—football, basketball, swimming, tennis, etc.—and at both the professional and nonprofessional/collegiate levels. Furthermore, Zirin brings to the table select stories of athletes’ journeys and what they are facing and how they evolve both in their sport as well as against the greater backdrop of one’s life’s odyssey.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Walter Byers
ISBN : 0472084429
Genre : Education
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Walter Byers, who served as NCAA executive director from 1951 to 1987, was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollars each year as income for the colleges. Here Byers exposes, as only he can, the history and present-day state of college athletics: monetary gifts, questionable academic standards, advertising endorsements, legal battles, and the political manipulation of college presidents. Byers believes that modern-day college sports are no longer a student activity: they are a high-dollar commercial enter-prise, and college athletes should have the same access to the free market as their coaches and colleges. He favors no one as he cites individual cases of corruption in NCAA history. From Byers' first enforcement case, against the University of Kentucky in 1952, to the NCAA's 1987 "death penalty" levied against Southern Methodist University of Dallas, he shows the change in the athletic environment from simple rules and personally responsible officials to convoluted, cyclopedic regulations with high-priced legal firms defending college violators against a limited NCAA enforcement system. This book is a must for anyone involved in college sports--athletes, coaches, fans, college faculty, and administrators. "There has been no other executive in the history of professional, college, or amateur sports who has had such an impact in his area." --Keith Jackson, ABC Sports "Walter Byers has done more to shape intercollegiate athletics that any single person in history. He brought a combination of leadership, insight, and integrity to intercollegiate athletics that we will never again see equaled." --Bob Knight, Head Basketball Coach, Indiana University As NCAA executive director, Byers started the an enforcement program, pioneered a national academic rule for athletes, and signed more than fifty television contracts with ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Turner Broadcasting. He oversaw the growth of the NCAA basketball tournament to one that, in 1988, grossed $68.2 million. As the one person who has been inside college athletics for forty years, Walter Byers is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the NCAA and today's exploitation of college athletes.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Stephan Pastis
ISBN : 9781449427740
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A latest collection of Pearls Before Swine strips mocks the shortcomings of human nature with an endless string of outlandish puns and follows the antics of egotistical Rat, clueless Pig, intellectual Goat and letter-writing optimist Zebra. Original.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Lynette Stokes
ISBN : 0920792529
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Sophia Henry
ISBN : 9781101968536
Genre : Fiction
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The author of Delayed Penalty returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.” Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs. Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust. Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them. Praise for Unsportsmanlike Conduct “Recommended for anyone who loves a feel-good romance and wants to get lost in a story.”—Blogs and Coffee “A charming romance.”—Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews “You don’t have to have read the previous three books to get the best out of this one, but they are such good reads that I can wholeheartedly recommend them.”—Angel Net Reviews “Unsportsmanlike Conduct is definitely an entertaining read, delightful and dreamy. I mean, hunky hockey player with a stunning Greek girl? Sign. Me. Up!”—Sweetheart Reads “This book is definitely very steamy, but also has some great dialogue/banter, and well-developed characters, keeping the story moving along at a steady pace. I read this book in one sitting. . . . I could not put it down until I knew these two had worked things out and were giving their love a chance.”—Ms. C’s Diversions “Unsportsmanlike Conduct is well written and fun . . . a stand-alone book that has me looking forward to more from Ms. Henry.”—Cocktails & Books “A beautiful story . . . The writing and plot are superb and you can't help but fall in love with all of the characters . . . even Spiros! I give Unsportsmanlike Conduct five stars!”—Cara’s Book Boudoir “Unsportsmanlike Conduct is a story about living life to the fullest and leaving no stone unturned. . . . I would highly recommend it.”—The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf “I really liked the writing and the pacing of this one. I liked the plot and the timing, and this one made me want to read the previous books in this series.”—My Tiny Obsessions “Unsportsmanlike Conduct was a heartfelt story that I could not put down. It made me experience just about every emotion, and it truly moved me. I look forward to Sophia Henry’s next book in the series.”—Diane’s Book Blog “Unsportsmanlike Conduct was the fast-paced romance that I was looking for.”—Go Read A Book

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : William Webb
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sports heroes are typically held up as role models, even though some of their behavior away from the game can be a bit unheroic. The athletes in this book did more than just party hard and sleep around...they became murderers. This book profiles 15 cases of athletes who brought the violence from the game into their homes. Some hired hitmen to kill off someone, while others did the job themselves. Some were at the top of their game while others were washed-out and struggling to get by. All fell victims to their own rage and lost everything. Some may think that OJ Simpson was an isolated case. This short book shows otherwise.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Mindy Allen
ISBN : 9781634171939
Genre : Fiction
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Julie Turner, a devoted and hard-working veterinarian, is facing an imminent divorce from her unhappy husband, Greg. In this time of need, Julie turns to her four close friends—Dee Dee, a local boutique owner; Paige, a prominent real estate agent; Maggie, a local photographer; and Amy, a dance instructor—collectively known as the Lylas (love ya like a sister), to help her cope. Julie’s world changes, however, when she meets former hockey player Steven Parker at her animal clinic. The handsome play-by-play announcer of the local hockey team, the Ice Dawgs, Steven is smitten by Julie—to the latter’s delight. As Julie falls deeper in love with Steven, their relationship threatens to derail the budding veterinarian’s career; Julie also discovers that Steven is harboring a dangerous and complicated secret, a secret that could turn her life upside down and destroy everything she has worked hard for. Can the Lylas come to Julie’s rescue once again?

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