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The Tortoise Could Win: How The Economy is Exposing the Lie That Intercollegiate Athletics is Good for Higher Education


by Linda Bensel-Meyers November 09, 2009

This commentary surveys how Higher Education has historically enabled the rapid rise of Intercollegiate Athletics as a commercial business while compromising its ability to protect academic standards. However, the myth behind the economic value of investing in the intercollegiate sports arms race is being exposed under the new economic climate, empowering faculty and university presidents to redistribute academic resources so that all students have access to both an education and athletic participation. But are academics too powerless to seize the opportunity?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 09, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15822, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 10:10:12 PM

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