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Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Has Crippled Undergraduate Education Murray A. Sperber

Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Has Crippled Undergraduate Education

Murray A. Sperber

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ISBN : 9780805068115
Paperback
352 pages
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In this fascinating book, Sperber uses original research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, to argue that what universities offer instead of a meaningful undergraduate education is a meager and dangerous substitute:MoreIn this fascinating book, Sperber uses original research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, to argue that what universities offer instead of a meaningful undergraduate education is a meager and dangerous substitute: the party scene surrounding college sports that Sperber calls beer and circus and which serves to keep the students happy while tuition dollars keep rolling in. He explodes cherished myths about college sports, showing, for instance, that contrary to popular belief the money coming in to universities from sports programs never makes it to academic departments.Sperbers profound re-evaluation of college sports and higher education comes straight out of todays headlines and opens our eyes to a generation of students deprived of the education they deserve.Murray Sperber has been acknowledged for years as the countrys leading authority on college sports and their role in American culture. In the wake of Indiana Universitys decision to fire head basketball coach Bobby Knight last year, Sperber was in constant demand across the country--on television, radio, and print media--to comment on the profound and tragic impact of big-time intercollegiate athletics on higher education.