Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education / Murray Sperber.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : H. Holt, 2001, c2000. Edition: 1st Holt pbk. edISBN: 0805068112 (pbk.); 9780805068115 (pbk.)Other title: Beer & circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate educationSubject(s): CollegeDDC classification: 796.04/3/0973
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Reprint. Originally published: 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
Animal House -- College sports winners and losers -- The NCAA, the tube, and the fans -- Corporate beer-and-circus -- Admissions office scams -- The Flutie factor -- Shaft the undergraduates -- The great researcher = great teacher myth -- New Siwash in red ink -- Student mix and match -- The faculty/student nonaggression pact -- Cheating -- Undergraduate education triage : honors program lifeboats -- Cheap beer : the oxygen of the Greek system -- Drinking off-campus and far off-campus (spring break) -- Party round the team -- Rally round the team--as long as it wins and covers the spread -- College Sports MegaInc.-- College Sports MegaInc. versus undergraduate education -- Who loves the jocks? -- The New 3 R's -- Conclusion: what should happen versus what probably will happen.
Argues that national exposure through athletic success, profitable athletic departments, and an emphasis on research and graduate programs over undergraduate education are creating a "beer and circus" atmosphere in large universities.
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