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Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Howard P. Chudacoff


This book delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that redefined college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues—race and gender, profit and power—that reflected societal tensions and, in many cases, remain pertinent today: the failed 1950 effort to pass a Sanity Code regulating payments to football players; the thorny racial integration of university sports programs; the boom in television money; the 1984 Supreme Court decision that settled who could control skyrocketing media revenues; Title IX's transformation of women's athletics; the cheating, ... More

Keywords: college sports, race, gender, profit, power, racial integration, university sports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039782
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard P. Chudacoff, author
Brown University, George L. Littlefield Professor of American History and Prof. of Urban Studies