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Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University


reviewed by Christian Spears 2006

coverTitle: Ethics and College Sports: Ethics, Sports, and the University
Author(s): Peter A. French
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742512738 , Pages: 193, Year: 2004
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What is it about university academicians and their steadfast intolerance of everything intercollegiate athletic? Can we continue to assume that student-athletes are given a fair assessment in the university classroom? How many books do we need on ethics in college sports, corruption in college sports, the amateurism myth, the demise of educational values, or the commercialization of college athletics? Dr. Peter A. French, an ethics professor at Arizona State University, thinks we need another one. He has written a book entitled Ethics and College Sports, which attempts to dispel the same myths other academicians have been trying to eradicate such as the benefits of participating in intercollegiate athletics or for that matter an institution having an intercollegiate athletic program. Dr. French believes that character molding, alumni donations, continued support for academic programs, and the holistic approach to education can be obtained from club or intramurals sports just as successfully as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 53-55
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11957, Date Accessed: 4/26/2017 11:36:29 AM

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  • Christian Spears
    Southern Illinois University
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    CHRISTIAN SPEARS is the Assistant Athletic Director at Southern Illinois University. He has held similiar positions in the Athletic Departments at Harvard University, The Ohio State University and Long Beach State University. Christian graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science, he has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law.
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