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School and college athletics.

  • An Absence of Competitionby Neil Longley

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    This multidisciplinary examination of the four major professional sports leagues in the USA?football, basketball, ice hockey, and baseball?analyzes the leagues? long-term competitive advantage from economic, political, and strategic management perspectives. more...

  • Amateur Athleticsby Alan Marzilli

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 32.95

    Some fear that the commercialism surrounding sports is corrupting the young people who play them. more...

  • Beer and Circusby Murray Sperber

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 20.99

    A no-holds-barred examination of the troubled relationship between college sports and higher education from a leading authority on the subject Murray Sperber turns common perceptions about big-time college athletics inside out. He shows, for instance, that contrary to popular belief the money coming in to universities from sports programs never makes... more...

  • Bigger Faster Strongerby R. Gregory Shepard

    Human Kinetics 2009; US$ 21.95

    Bigger Faster Stronger is now bigger and better than ever! This second edition presents the most popular strength training system for today?s high school and college athletes. Establish the solid foundation you need to compete successfully and advance your athletic career. more...

  • College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA's Amateur Mythby Allen Sack; Ellen Staurowsky

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 77.00

    Many books have been written on the evils of commercialism in college sport, and the hypocrisy of payments to athletes from alumni and other sources outside the university. Almost no attention, however, has been given to the way that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has embraced professionalism through its athletic scholarship policy.... more...

  • College Sports Inc.by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 49.95

    ?For several decades in America, athletic programs in colleges and universities received financial support and resources primarily from their respective schools and such sources as alumni and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). More recently, however, college coaches assigned to athletic departments and the presidents and marketing... more...

  • Economics of College Sportsby John Fizel

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 87.00

    Operating behind a veil of amateurism, the NCAA and collegiate athletic departments oversee big business sports programs. These entities generate revenues comparable to professional sports, practice and play in facilities that rival those found in professional sports, and pay their top coaches salaries comparable to the salaries paid to coaches of... more...

  • Emperors and Gladiatorsby Thomas Wiedemann

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been seen variously as sacrifices to the gods or, at funerals, to the souls of the deceased; as a mechanism for introducing young Romans to the horrors... more...

  • The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administrationby George S. McClellan; Chris King; Donald L. Rockey

    Wiley 2012; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    Praise for The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration " The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration provides insiders' in-depth and firsthand perspectives on issues in the contemporary professional administration of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, as well as practical solutions to these issues.... more...

  • The High School Athlete's Guide to College Sportsby College Bound Sports

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    This is a guide for high school athletes who wish to leverage their talent to get into the best possible college of their choice. In addition to ranking schools according to value, academics, best housing, and even "hot and trendy," the book provides a step-by-step plan for an athlete to present him or herself to a wide array of possible colleges.... more...