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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 : Jessica Luther
ISBN : 1617754919
Genre : Social Science
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"Highly relevant, hard-hitting, much-needed information that reveals the widespread existence of rape by sports players on college campuses." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Few subjects are as difficult, or as important, as this one, and Jessica Luther handles it flawlessly. We have to demand that schools take better care of our kids; it's that simple. Luther gives us the tools to do so, breaking down exactly where we are, how we got here, and--most importantly--how the system can change." --Rachel Nichols, ESPN "Jessica Luther is one of the most important voices on gender issues in sports. And this book does not disappoint: it is essential reading for anyone who hopes to better understand the intersection of gender and our sports landscape." --Kate Fagan, EspnW "The maxim of the law is silence gives consent. Back when nobody was talking about AIDS, the maxim was silence equals death. There exists in our major sports a malignant culture of sexual assault and bureaucratic indifference. There is nothing this culture resists more than plain talk, and Jessica Luther has been speaking more plainly about this ongoing obscenity than almost anyone else. This is a hard, necessary, and important book, a book by someone who refuses to be silent, and damn sure refuses to consent." --Charles P. Pierce, author of "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free" "Luther's well-researched book speaks powerfully to the complicated landscape of sexual assaults on college campuses--including the greedy interests at play in denying it--and provides us a much-needed road map for instituting effective change. I highly recommend this book for anyone who believes that student safety should matter more than athletic success, and that we all have a role to play in assuring that it does." --Wendy Davis, former Texas state senator, founder of Deeds Not Words ""Unsportsmanlike Conduct" is an important book by an important writer. Jessica Luther's place as both sports fan and empathetic observer makes her perfect to explore the shameful ways universities and their athletic programs address sexual assault, as no one could say she doesn't love football. She just loves people more, as she should, and this book is an important mirror to make us question how sports became more important to the world than the women who make life possible." --Bomani Jones, ESPN 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.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Paul R. Lawrence
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001921597
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45. 17 MB
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Lawrence, an economist, football fan, and official, is an authoritative and astute critic of what is wrong with football in higher education as regulated by the NCAA. Lawrence believes the NCAA has become a cartel that keeps expenses low by rewarding the players almost nothing comparable to their contribution. . . . This is not the book for a novice interested in the razzle-dazzle of sports, but it is highly recommended for one who wants to understand the present situation and efforts, some misguided, to control the sport. Lawrence makes an in-depth analysis of the symbiotic relationship between football, the NCAA, and academia. The most valuable part of the book is that Lawrence, after carefully defining the situation, suggests some solutions. "Choice" "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" is the first single source to trace the history of the 80-year old National Collegiate Athletic Association and to explain its growth from a small group seeking safer football rules to the large powerful regulatory body that it is today. This volume not only provides a unique view, but also an economic analysis of the college athletic industry. The author examines the development of American college football since the late 1800s and shows how the NCAA has turned intercollegiate football into a multi-million dollar industry. By viewing the structure of this organization from an economic perspective, he demonstrates that the NCAA has acted like many other collusive groups of producers in order to maximize their financial interests by exploiting consumers, employees, and particularly athletes.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Author : Lynette Stokes
ISBN : 0920792529
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37. 12 MB
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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 : 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?

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.

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