Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics
Edited by Eddie Comeaux
GV351 .I67 2015
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor
This timely book contains essays on many aspects of intercollegiate athletics ranging from the history of organized competition on American campuses to ethical issues inherent in the big business of college sports. There are sections on race and ethnicity issues, gender and Title IX, the student-athlete experience, NCAA policies, and on potential reforms of intercollegiate athletics.
The editor, Eddie Comeaux, played Division I baseball at the University of California–Berkeley and then spent four years playing baseball with the Texas Rangers before earning his Ph.D and focusing on research in higher education. Many of the other contributors also have experience as student-athletes themselves. UW-Whitewater’s own Kristina Navarro, a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching and a former NCAA Division I (Women’s Rowing) and NCAA Division III (Women’s Track and Field, Volleyball) student-athlete, contributed a chapter on “Best Practices in Career Transition Programming for College Athletes.”