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The Use and Misuse of College Athletics

Jobyann Renick
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 45, No. 7 (Oct., 1974), pp. 545-552
DOI: 10.2307/1980793
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1980793
Page Count: 8
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The Use and Misuse of College Athletics
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Abstract

While college athletics are supposedly maintained as an integral part of the educational program for the student-athletes who participate in them, an examination of the practices within the system provides quite a different view. Athletes have no voice in determining policy at any level and must subjugate themselves to the system or be ejected from it. Some institutions use athletics as an indication of institutional prowess and encourage practices which are not in the best academic interests of student-athletes. In reality, the only difference between professional and college athletics is one of degree and both are administered for the benefit of those who control them.

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