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In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court.Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reformalso tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform-to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women-Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events. Ronald A. Smith is professor emeritus of sports history at Penn State University and the author of several books, includingSports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College AthleticsandPlay-by-Play: Radio, Television, and Big-Time College Sport.
Ronald A. Smith is professor emeritus of sports history at Penn State University and the author of several books, including Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics and Play-by-Play: Radio, Television, and Big-Time College Sport.
Table of Contents
Student-Controlled Athletics and Early Reform
Faculty, Faculty Athletic Committees, and Reform Efforts
Early Interinstitutional Reform Efforts
Presidents: Promoters or Reformers?
Football, Progressive Reform, and the Creation of the NCAA
The NCAA: A Faculty Debating Society for Amateurism
The 1920s and the Carnegie Report on College Athletics
Individual Presidential Reform: Gates, Hutchins, and Bowman
Presidential Conference Reform: The 1930s Graham Plan Failure
The NCAA and the Sanity Code: A National Reform Gone Wrong
Ivy League Presidential Reform
Scandals and the ACE Reform Effort in the 1950s
Lowly Standards: Chaos in the Sports Yards
The Hanford Report, Rejected Reform, and Proposition 48
Title IX and Governmental Reform in Women's Athletics
African Americans, Freshman Eligibility, and Forced Reform
Presidential Control, Minor Reform, and the Knight Commission
NCAA Reorganization, the Board of Presidents' Reform, and the APR
Faculty Reform Efforts: CARE, the Drake Group, and COIA
The Freshman Rule: A Nearly Forgotten Reform
Intercollegiate Athletic Reform Timeline
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