The impact of intercollegiate athletics in higher education

  • Eric T Vanover Germanna Community College
  • Michael M DeBowes D. Stafford & Associates
Keywords: athletics, higher education, NCAA, intercollegiate athletics

Abstract

The place of athletics in American higher education has been defended and criticized for well over one hundred years (Camp, 1893). Having become such a popular cultural attraction and tradition, as well as a potential method of generating revenue, the role of college athletics has broadened beyond a student-oriented activity. This article reviews the different ways intercollegiate athletics influences the reputation, operation, and quality of higher education.

Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
Vanover, E., & DeBowes, M. (2016). The impact of intercollegiate athletics in higher education. Higher Education Politics & Economics, 1(1), 29-44. Retrieved from http://ojed.org/index.php/hepe/article/view/26
Section
Review Articles