Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Exploiting College Athletes

Unsportsmanlike Conduct Exploiting College Athletes Walter Byers who served as NCAA executive director from to was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollars each year as incom

  • Title: Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Exploiting College Athletes
  • Author: Walter Byers
  • ISBN: 9780472084425
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Walter Byers, who served as NCAA executive director from 1951 to 1987, was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollars each year as income for the colleges Here Byers exposes, as only he can, the history and present day state of college athletics monetary gifts, questionable academic standards, advertising enWalter Byers, who served as NCAA executive director from 1951 to 1987, was charged with the dual mission of keeping intercollegiate sports clean while generating millions of dollars each year as income for the colleges Here Byers exposes, as only he can, the history and present day state of college athletics monetary gifts, questionable academic standards, advertising endorsements, legal battles, and the political manipulation of college presidents.Byers believes that modern day college sports are no longer a student activity they are a high dollar commercial enter prise, and college athletes should have the same access to the free market as their coaches and colleges He favors no one as he cites individual cases of corruption in NCAA history From Byers first enforcement case, against the University of Kentucky in 1952, to the NCAA s 1987 death penalty levied against Southern Methodist University of Dallas, he shows the change in the athletic environment from simple rules and personally responsible officials to convoluted, cyclopedic regulations with high priced legal firms defending college violators against a limited NCAA enforcement system This book is a must for anyone involved in college sports athletes, coaches, fans, college faculty, and administrators There has been no other executive in the history of professional, college, or amateur sports who has had such an impact in his area Keith Jackson, ABC Sports Walter Byers has done to shape intercollegiate athletics that any single person in history He brought a combination of leadership, insight, and integrity to intercollegiate athletics that we will never again see equaled Bob Knight, Head Basketball Coach, Indiana UniversityAs NCAA executive director, Byers started the an enforcement program, pioneered a national academic rule for athletes, and signed than fifty television contracts with ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Turner Broadcasting He oversaw the growth of the NCAA basketball tournament to one that, in 1988, grossed 68.2 million As the one person who has been inside college athletics for forty years, Walter Byers is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the NCAA and today s exploitation of college athletes.

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    1. Former executive director (for 35 yrs) of the NCAA Walter Byers unleashes furious criticism at the state of college athletics and spares no one, except himself. Anyone who genuflects at the "purity of college sports" and lauds the "programs who are doing it the right way" needs to spend some time with this book. Cheers to Byers for admitting that his work defending the NCAA's rules was a fool's errand and that the athletes are being exploited; and for understanding that there is too much money a [...]



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