Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Exploiting College Athletes


Author: Walter Byers

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472120875

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 3991

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.


Its Origin and Development


Author: James Naismith

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803283701

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 8021

James Naismith was teaching physical education at the Young Men's Christian Association Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and felt discouraged because calisthenics and gymnastics didn't engage his students. What was needed was an indoor wintertime game that combined recreation and competition. One evening he worked out the fundamentals of a game that would quickly catch on. Two peach half-bushel baskets gave the name to the brand new sport in late 1891. Basketball: Its Origin and Development was written by the inventor himself, who was inspired purely by the joy of play. Naismith, born in northern Ontario in 1861, gave up the ministry to preach clean living through sport. He describes Duck on the Rock, a game from his Canadian childhood, the creative reasoning behind his basket game, the eventual refinement of rules and development of equipment, the spread of amateur and professional teams throughout the world, and the growth of women's basketball (at first banned to male spectators because the players wore bloomers). Naismith lived long enough to see basketball included in the Olympics in 1936. Three years later he died, after nearly forty years as head of the physical education department at the University of Kansas. This book, originally published in 1941, carries a new introduction by William J. Baker, a professor of history at the University of Maine, Orono. He is the author of Jesse Owens: An American Life and Sports in the Western World.

Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (New Edition)


Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393323692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 3994

Explains the processes of American cultural imperialism in the age of globalization, using professional basketball as an example of hyper-capitalism.

Economics of College Sports


Author: John Fizel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 5574

The editors and their contributors address such issues as BLThe restructuring of the NCAA; BLThe role of athletics in the university objective function; BLAthletic revenue and Title IX compliance; BLFinancial implications of athletic endeavors; BLCartel rents for collegiate athletics; BLInstitutional changes and competitive balance in collegiate sports.

Beyond Basketball

Coach K's Keywords for Success


Author: Mike Krzyzewski,Jamie K. Spatola

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 075951674X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9556

The Duke University men's basketball team has served as the gold standard in college athletics for well over two decades - and that's all because of the extraordinary impact of Mike Krzyzewski, the highly-respected coach of the Duke squad. Coach K's reputation as a teacher of young men has transcended his extraordinary success as a coach. The Duke team is always ranked at the top of the college game, year in and year out, but what's truly remarkable about Coach K are his players and the legacy they leave behind: Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Bobby Hurley, and on and on -- these are not just great basketball players, but individuals who have become true leaders in American society, all thanks in large part to Coach K's leadership. So how does Coach K do it? In this new book, he reveals his tips, advice, and time-tested guidance on how he coaches and educates his players about life beyond the basketball court.

Sport in Capitalist Society

A Short History


Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081980

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3363

Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.

Reach for the Summit


Author: Pat Summitt

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0767999282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2692

"I'm someone who will push you beyond all reasonable limits. Someone who will ask you not to just fulfill your potential but to exceed it. Someone who will expect more from you than you may believe you are capable of. So if you aren't ready to go to work, shut this book." --Pat Summitt Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, was a phenomenon in women's basketball. Her ferociously competitive teams won the NCAA championship in 1996 and 1997 and made her the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 women's history. Summitt wrote the first motivational book by a high-achieving female coach. In Reach for the Summit, she presented her formula for success, which she called the "Definite Dozen System." In each of the book's twelve chapters, Summitt talked about one of the system's principles--such as responsibility, discipline, and loyalty--and showed how to apply it to your own situation. Pat Summitt used her own remarkable story as a vehicle for explaining how anyone can transform herself through ambition. Through many amusing anecdotes and a few very painful memories, she revealed her mistakes and triumphs as a beginning basketball player, as an Olympic athlete, as a Division 1 coach, and as a mother. Although Summitt was not born to the easy life--she was born into a hard-working farm family in a remote corner of Tennessee--she became one of the most successful and highest-paid coaches in the country. She candidly talked about how she turned her losses into wins and then showed how you can do the same. Wonderfully entertaining and brilliantly instructive, Reach for the Summit discloses the winning secret to building a principled system and making it to the top at whatever you do. Pat Summitt's story will motivate you to achieve in sports, business, and the most important game of all--life. From the Hardcover edition.

Riding and Driving for Women


Author: Belle Beach

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429017007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 295

View: 4237

Belle Beach was a noted equestrienne, born into a prominent New England family who summered in Newport, RI, at their cottage, Heartsease. Beach won numerous horse show ribbons, was well known as a teacher of riding and driving to women and children, and was revered by horse people of her time. Beach originally published ""Riding and Driving for Women"" in 1912, and addressed such topics as form, mounting, and attire, and covered ""the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman."" Over 100 photographs and drawings illustrate the work.

Understanding Media

The Extensions of Man


Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537430058


Page: 396

View: 7530

When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century.

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: N.A

View: 807

Notable Sports Figures


Author: Dana R. Barnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787666286

Category: Athletes

Page: 1500

View: 7711

This new title takes a close look at significant sports figures from around the globe and throughout history. Covering more than 600 individuals--both those famous for their accomplishments on the field as well as those infamous for their exploits off the field--"Notable Sports Figures includes biographical profiles of athletes, coaches, team executives and media figures from all sports. For each entrant, essays cover early life and personal information, including contact information where available; career in sport; and commentary on the enduring significance of the individual. Other features include an introductory essay discussing the importance of sport in society; a chronology of significant sporting events; an appendix of majot sports awards and championships; and sport, nationality, subject and name indexes.

Peyton Manning

A Biography


Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313357269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 5043

Describes the life and career of Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, who was named Super Bowl MVP in 2007.

Sports in American Life

A History


Author: Richard O. Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118912543

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8061

The third edition of author Richard O. Davies? highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno.? Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccer?s sharp rise in popularity Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports

The Goodriches

An American Family


Author: Dane Starbuck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971844

Category: History

Page: 531

View: 717

When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.

A History of Basketball for Girls and Women

From Bloomers to Big Leagues


Author: Joanne Lannin

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780822598633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4466

Traces the development of women's basketball, from its beginnings at Smith College to today's Women's National Basketball Association.

Media Worlds

Anthropology on New Terrain


Author: Faye D. Ginsburg,Lila Abu-Lughod,Brian Larkin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520928164

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

View: 1102

This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, video—are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.

Stanford University

The First Twenty-five Years


Author: Orrin Leslie Elliott

Publisher: Read Books

ISBN: 1443731307

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 2564

STANFORD UNIVERSITY THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ORRIN LESLIE ELLIOTT Registrar of the University 1891-1925 STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA LONDON HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA LONDON HUMPHREY MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS THE BAKER AND TAYLOR COMPANY 55 FIFTH AVENUE, NKW YORK MARTJNUS NlJHOFF 9 LANCE VOORHOUT, THE HAGUE THE MARUZKN COMPANY TOKYO, OSAKA, KYOTO, SENDAl COPYRIGHT 1937 BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ofr THE LKLANB STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY PRINTED AND BOUND IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRMS The Children of California Shall Be Our Children FOREWORD Biographies are intriguing human documents. We like to have the record tell us o a great mans ancestors, his old home, his childhood, and then his career. Universities are living units. To have one born in our midst and to watch its struggles and its growth and career has been the opportunity of the passing gen eration. Stanford University has spent its life in the open, under public and private inspection. Nearly everyone knows some things about it that are true and a good deal that is not. Dr. Orrin Leslie Elliott came to Stanford when it started its educational work. He has lived with it ever since, and knows all about its first faltering steps, its childhood diseases and acci dents, and the background of its astounding growth and success. He has written the story for us as a labor of love and with that keen sense of values that makes a true historian. As a story, regardless of the persons involved, it is a ro mance of our Western civilization that carries its own interest in every chapter. What he has writtenwill help us all to under stand Stanford better and to know about universities. As the outstanding hope o the human family we need to know as much as we can in order to do our share in keeping our univer sities alive and growing, and in providing through them a free zone for the fullest possible blooming of the human intellect and spirit. RAY LYMAN WILBUR AUTHORS PREFACE Although Stanford University has now entered upon its forty-sixth year, this book properly comes to an end with the completion of the first quarter-century of its existence. These twenty-five years, covering the presidencies of Dr. Jordan and Dr. Branner, bring to a close what may not inappropriately be termed the heroic age of the University whose course of de velopment and significant events are now far enough in the past to be seen in fair perspective. Among the characteristics which an intimate history, such as is here attempted, should be expected to bring into relief are the following The farsighted, unselfish, and nobly generous purpose of Mr. and Mrs. Stanford in the creation of a memorial foundation devoted singly to the public good the inspiring personality and daring leadership of Dr. Jordan in realizing the educational opportunities of the Found ers design and in guiding the destinies of the University through dark days and bright the courage and steadfastness of Mrs. Stanford in very trying times and circumstances the day by-day problems and the larger crises in the onflowing life of the University above all, the Stanford loyalties and the light heartedness and joyousness which characterized the life of the community, students and faculty, whatever the day might bring forth, Stanford men and women who havelived through some or all of these early years will not fail to recall countless instances which confirm, or interpret, or supplement what is here recorded. And to Stanford folk of all times may there not come a deeper realization of the price that was paid for the great inheritance which is theirs...


The Art and Science of Learning from Data -Preliminary Edition


Author: Alan Agresti,Christine A. Franklin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131857643

Category: Statistics

Page: 616

View: 4044

Provides a conceptual introduction to introductory statistics that is accessible to students. This work is designed for algebra-based Introductory Statistics Courses.