The myth of the amateur : a history of college athletic scholarships
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Austin : University of Texas Press, 2021.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
796.02373 SMITH

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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781477322864, 1477322868

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"In this in-depth look at the heated debates over paying college athletes, Ronald A. Smith starts at the beginning: the first intercollegiate athletics competition--a crew regatta between Harvard and Yale--in 1852, when both teams received an all-expenses-paid vacation from a railroad magnate. This striking opening sets Smith on the path of a story filled with paradoxes and hypocrisies that plays out on the field, in meeting rooms, and in courtrooms--and that ultimately reveals that any insistence on amateurism is invalid, because these athletes have always been paid, one way or another. From that first contest to athletes' attempts to unionize and California's recent laws, Smith shows that, throughout the decades, undercover payments, hiring professional coaches, and breaking the NCAA's rules on athletic scholarships have always been part of the game. He explores how the regulation of student-athletes has shifted; how class, race, and gender played a role in these transitions; and how the case for amateurism evolved from a moral argument to one concerned with financially and legally protecting college sports and the NCAA. Timely and thought-provoking, The Myth of the Amateur is essential reading for college sports fans and scholars"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Smith, R. A. 1. (2021). The myth of the amateur: a history of college athletic scholarships (First edition.). University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Ronald A. 1936-. 2021. The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Ronald A. 1936-. The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Ronald A. 1936-. The Myth of the Amateur: A History of College Athletic Scholarships First edition., University of Texas Press, 2021.

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