Sports and Scandals : How Leagues Protect the Integrity of Their Games

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Sports and Scandals : How Leagues Protect the Integrity of Their Games

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 249 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440829925
  • DDC分類 175

Full Description

Sports are inspiring and uplifting. They can also bring out some of the worst characteristics in human nature: narcissism, prejudice, greed. This book looks at the major sports scandals in modern American history, from the Black Sox fix of 1919 to the current concussion crisis in the NFL.* Presents detailed, definitive descriptions of famous sports crises, allowing readers to recognize the inaccuracies in the rumors surrounding these events in order to fully understand what happened * Covers scandals and controversial situations that arose in professional and collegiate athletics* Highlights how some of the smartest administrators in the public sphere have responded to an unexpected crisis* Presents information of interest not only to sports fans and sports administrators but also to organizational communications professionals, crisis management professionals, public relations specialists, and general communication studies students

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       vii
1 Anatomy of a Scandal 1 (14)
2 The Black Sox Scandal (1919) 15 (24)
3 Baseballs Reaction to Jackie Robinson 39 (18)
4 Point-Shaving in College Basketball 57 (18)
5 Race and Drug Issues in the National 75 (16)
Basketball Association (1970s and 1980s)
6 Amphetamines and Steroids in Major League 91 (24)
Baseball (1940s--Current)
7 Concussions and the National Football 115(22)
League (1900--Current)
8 The Penn State University Football Child 137(22)
Molestation Scandal (2009--2013)
9 Individual Gambling Scandals 159(34)
10 The Social Contract: Scandals That 193(24)
Transcend Sports
11 Ethics, Effectiveness, and a Changing 217(16)
Notes 233(10)
Index 243