Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

5be158554b77e.jpg Author Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner and Lori Latrice Martin
Isbn 9781440843150
File size 1.94MB
Year 2017
Pages 207
Language English
File format PDF
Category Sport

Book Description:

This book advances the debate about paying "student" athletes in big-time college sports by directly addressing the red-hot role of race in college sports. It concludes by suggesting a remedy to positively transform college sports.

• Examines the longstanding controversy regarding whether colleges must "pay to play" when it comes to being competitive in high-profile sports and how this debate intersects with perceptions of race

• Suggests a remedy for transforming big-time college sports that can simultaneously benefit colleges and universities, non-revenue generating sports, elite college athletes, and professional sports teams

• Presents provocative and insightful information for scholars and students in the fields of sociology, kinesiology, education, gender studies, black history, sports management, urban studies, communications, and labor relations as well as for current athletes, former athletes, and fans of college sports


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