Scandals in College Sports

Scandals in College Sports : Legal, Ethical, and Policy Case Studies

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This timely book highlights the impact that sports have on institutions of higher education and guides college leaders and educators in informed discussions of policy and practice. Scandals in College Sports includes 21 classic and contemporary case studies and ethical dilemmas showcasing challenges that threatened the integrity and credibility of intercollegiate sports programs at a range of institutional types across the country. Cases cover NCAA policy violations and ethical dilemmas involving student-athletes, coaches, and other stakeholders, including scandals of academic misconduct, illegal recruiting practices, sexual assault, inappropriate sexual relationships, hazing, concussions, and point shaving. Each chapter author explores the details of the specific case, presents the dilemma in a broader sociocultural context, and ultimately offers an alternative ending to help guide future practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 630g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138830542
  • 9781138830547

Table of contents

Preface


Chapter Structure and Section Overviews


Acknowledgments





1 Bad Sportsmanship: Why College Sports Are So Scandalous


Shaun R. Harper and Jamel K. Donnor





FIRST QUARTER


Recruitment and Compensation Scandals


2 Till Death Do Us Part: The Rise and Fall of Mustang Mania at Southern Methodist University


David Horton Jr. and Justin L. Davis


3 Nevin Shapiro's $930 Million Ponzi Scheme at the University of Miami


C. Keith Harrison and Scott Bukstein


4 University of Alabama Albert Means College Recruiting Scandal


Louis Harrison Jr., Albert Y. Bimper Jr., Langston Clark, and Martin Smith


5 Sports Agents and the Recruitment of Reggie Bush to the University of Southern California


Timothy Davis and Kenneth L. Shropshire


6 Football Memorabilia, Tattoos, and the Fall of Jim Tressel at Ohio State


Jamel K. Donnor and Collin D. Williams Jr.


7 Suspect Recruiting: The SUNY Binghamton Basketball Scandal


Collin D. Williams Jr.


8 Covering Up Murder: The Death of Patrick Dennehy at Baylor University


Karen Weaver





SECOND QUARTER


Competition Schemes, Academics, and Unfair Advantages


9 University of Toledo Point-Shaving Scandal


Eddie Comeaux and Mercedes Rosado


10 Academic Misconduct at Florida State University


Joy Gaston Gayles and Christopher Faison


11 Fake "Paper Classes" at UNC Chapel Hill


Timothy Zimmer and Shaun R. Harper


12 The NCAA on Drugs: Players, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and the Need for Tougher Testing Policies and Practices


Ross D. Aikins, Marc E. Christian, and Shaun R. Harper





THIRD QUARTER


Abuse and Harm to Student-Athletes


13 The Bobby Knight Player-Abuse Scandals at Indiana University


James Soto Antony, Jennifer Lee Hoffman, and Jacob Houston


14 Praying to Play: A Coach's Control of Players' Spiritual Lives at Oakland University


Demetri L. Morgan, Horatio W. Blackman, and Shaun R. Harper


15 No Drinking, No Drugs, No Lesbians: Coach Rene Portland and the Culture of Homophobia in Women's Basketball at Penn State


Edward J. Smith


16 Hazing on Women's Sport Teams at Three Colleges and Universities


Marc E. Christian


17 "Numerous and Repeated Concussions" at Eastern Illinois University: Adrian Arrington's Lawsuit Against the NCAA


Whitney N. Griffin





FOURTH QUARTER


Sexual Misconduct and Gender Discrimination


18 Wrestlers Gone Wild: Gay Porn Starring University of Nebraska Student-Athletes


Shaun R. Harper and Charles H.F. Davis III


19 Illegal Contact? Player-Coach Sexual Relationships at LSU and Boston College


Willis A. Jones and Neal H. Hutchens


20 Protecting the Pride: The Penn State Jerry Sandusky Child Sex-Abuse Scandal


Andrew Howard Nichols and Emil L. Cunningham


21 Sex Discrimination and Abuse of a Female Kicker on the University of Colorado Football Team


Frank Harris III


22 Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Under Title IX at Fresno State


Jennifer Lee Hoffman, Jacqueline McDowell, and Valyncia C. Raphael





Editors and Contributors


Index
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Review quote

"This is a scholarly compendium of scandals that have raised our collective ire over the past 30 years. Authors demonstrate the causes and effects of commercialization on unethical and sometimes unlawful conduct in intercollegiate sports."
- Kevin Blackistone, Opinionist at ESPN and The Washington Post, and Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland





"Harper and Donnor explore the underbelly of major college athletics and how skyrocketing revenues, salaries, and expectations have led many to lose their moral compass. College sports is more than March Madness and Saturday pageantry; fans owe it to themselves to learn the full story from this excellent book."
- Adam Rittenberg, National College Football Reporter, ESPN





"It is all fun and games until teams get penalized for violating NCAA policies. The authors analyze college sports scandals with surgical precision in this fascinating book."
- Don Bell, Sports Director, CBS Philly
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About Shaun R. Harper

Shaun R. Harper is the Clifford and Betty Allen Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, USA. He is also Executive Director of the USC Race & Equity Center and President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.








Jamel K. Donnor is Associate Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary, USA.
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