College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA's Amateur Myth

By Allen L. Sack; Ellen J. Staurowsky | Go to book overview

Index
Acosta, Vivian, 124
Adler, Peter and Patricia, 100-102
Admissions standards, lowered for athletes, 5, 96, 97-98
Age Group Professional Football League (AGPFL), 142
Alabama, University of, 92
Allegheny College, 24
Amateur Athletic Club of England, definition of amateurism, 15
Amateur Athletic Union, 66
Amateur myth: effect on public policy, 6; lobbying to defend, 105-9; moral costs of, 91-93; and privileged legal status of big-time college sport, 130; used to deny legal rights, 2-3, 6, 130
Amateur Rowing Association, 15
Amateur spirit: in British public schools, 13; its decline in public and professional life in Britain, 12-13; as factor in loss of Boer War, 12-13; and the gentleman aristocrat, 11-13
Amateurism: and the British Aristocracy, 11-13, 15; in British Colleges and Universities, 13-14; class bias in British sport, 14-16; counterfeit, 47; defined, 4-15, 34- 35; as form of leisure activity, 4; inappropriate when applied to high-performance sport, 8; misuse of term, 2-3; as viewed by NCAA in 1906, 33-34
American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER), 112
American Basketball League, 111
American Council on Education, 98
American Football Rules Committee, 32
American Institutes for Research (AIR), 102-3
Amherst College, 87, 130, 132
Angell, James G., 26
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1
Anti-intellectualism in higher education and sport, 20-21
Applebee, Constance, 159-60n. 41; field hockey, 72; views on competition for women and men, 75-76

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