College Sports on the Brink of Disaster: The Rise of Pay-For-Play and the Fall of the Scholar-Athlete

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6.06 X 9.06 X 1.34 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author

John LeBar earned his doctorate in education at Duke University, where he coached varsity tennis and later served as director of undergraduate studies.

Allen Paul earned a graduate degree in international politics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. After college, he worked for the Associated Press and later as a speechwriter in Washington, DC.


"The authors present a powerful case for why fans, educators, administrators, college athletes and other stakeholders, stand at the edge of the precipice of losing the value and the promise of college sports as it was intended and could be. For those of us interested in preserving that value and realizing the potential of college sports' role in delivering authentic equality and equity in American society, this is a must-read." --Len Elmore, co-chair, Knight Commission; 10-year NBA veteran; 1974 All-American
"This book takes on the tough questions around college sports and provides a pathway to reform. It tells the story of inspirational scholar athletes, but it also reveals the exploding commercial underbelly of college sports. The book's suggested solutions are worthy of our attention if America is to keep sports competition in perspective." --Tom McMillen--president, LEAD1 athletic directors, former Rhodes Scholar, 11-year NBA career, former member of Congress

"Frankly, this book is a gut check for Division I university presidents, especially serving at what is currently known as the Power 5 Conferences." --Dick Gould, coach of 17 National Championship tennis teams at Stanford

"Powerfully, nimbly, and eloquently written. When you begin reading this book, you have to force yourself to stop." -- John Stauffer--Harvard professor and bestselling author