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xxxii, 1077 pages ; 26 cm
  • An introduction to the study of sports law
  • Regulating interscholastic (high school) athletics
  • Regulating intercollegiate athletics
  • Regulating olympic and international athletics
  • Coaches' contracts and related issues
  • Professional sports league governance and legal regulation
  • Labor relations in professional sports
  • Regulating agents
  • Racial equality issues in athletics
  • Gender equality issues in athletics
  • Health, safety, and risk management issues in sports
  • Intellectual property issues in sports.
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2. Head games [2012]

xxi, 213 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction / by Robert Cantu, MD
  • The concussion crisis revealed
  • My concussion education
  • The road to recovery
  • Taking care of the kids
  • Lost memories
  • Two autopsies
  • What is the NFL doing?
  • Taking the fight to the front page
  • SLI and the BU CSTE are born
  • Getting on the inside
  • Time for a showdown
  • Updating the science
  • SLI concussion checklist.
"Chris Nowinsky tells his remarkable story - how a former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler fought the NFL and turned his post-concussion syndrome into a successful crusade that has made concussions one of the most important public health issues of our time. Nowinsky tells the insider story as to how concussions went from a joke to the front page, and reveals how a small group of people outmaneuvered powerful entrenched interests to expose a problem that will never again be called a silent epidemic" -- Page [4] of cover.
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318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The state of the game
  • The post-World War II era : remembrances of baseball past
  • The early years : the game and the law
  • The 1994-95 baseball strike and the NLRB
  • The financial aftermath of the mother of all strikes
  • On-the-field changes : the players speak
  • Cheating, drugs and other forms of problem behavior
  • The growing problem of race in baseball
  • Globalization and baseball.
In 1995, William B. Gould, IV, then chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, cast the deciding vote to obtain the injunction that ended the longest strike in baseball history. Sixteen years of peaceful relations between baseball labor and management have followed, as well as unprecedented prosperity in a relationship that previously endured 30 years of strikes and lockouts. This study, which clearly illustrates the practical impact of law on America's pastime, considers the full, 140-year sweep of labor-management relationships and conflict, exploring player-owner disputes, the development of free agency, the collective bargaining process, and the racial integration of baseball, among other topics. It concludes with a discussion of the "steroids era, " the problem with maintaining Jackie Robinson's legacy in the 21st century, and globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786465156 20160605
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xiii, 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Just a bump on the head
  • The emerging epidemic
  • Head games
  • Sudden impact
  • Through the cracks
  • Playing defense
  • Anatomy of a brain injury
  • Deciphering the damage
  • A pocketful of mumbles
  • Ticking time bombs
  • Seeds of change
  • Appendixes: I. Concussion symptoms
  • II. Resources for patients and families.
"Brings the explosive but largely invisible epidemic of concussions out of the shadows through stories of kids and pro ball players and doctors"-- Provided by publisher.
"The first book to bring the silent epidemic of sports concussions out of the shadows, with dramatic true-life stories of victims--high school football players, college basketball stars, professional sports heroes--and the doctors and medical researchers who are unraveling the mysteries of concussions and crusading to prevent this devastating injury"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxix, 899 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The court and legal system in the United States
  • Legal principles in tort law
  • Application of tort law to sports
  • Athletic associations
  • The athlete and constitutional law
  • Drug testing and policies
  • Gender discrimination in athletics
  • Contract law
  • Antitrust law
  • Labor law
  • Agency law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Broadcasting and multimedia
  • Business law : business structures, tax laws, and employment law
  • Additional legal concerns.
In this thoroughly revised Fourth Edition, Glenn Wong provides a comprehensive review of the various sports law issues facing professional, intercollegiate, Olympic, high school, youth, and adult recreational sports. Major topics include tort liability, contracts/waivers, antitrust law, labor law, constitutional law, gender discrimination, drug testing, intellectual property law, broadcasting laws pertaining to sports agents, business and employment law, Internet gambling, and athletes with disabilities. Significant additions here include new court decisions, agreements (contracts and collective bargaining agreements), and legislation (federal, state, association, and institutional rules and regulations). Discussions of legal concepts are supplemented with summaries and excerpts from hundreds of actual sports cases. Wong cites a variety of books, law review articles, newspaper articles, and Web links for those requiring further information on particular topics. This text-professional guide serves as an invaluable resource to those involved, or studying to become involved, in the vast industry of sports.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313356759 20160604
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LAW-588-01, LAW-588-01
xix, 419 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Stacey B. Evans
  • The interconnectivity of sports to commercialization, labor, and race / John W. Fisher II
  • Commercialization : the recruiting and selling of the modern athlete : overview / André Douglas Pond Cummings
  • More lightning and less thunder : the challenge for NCAA athletics / Bernard Franklin
  • The value and perils of intercollegiate athletics : a presidential perspective / David C. Hardesty, Jr.
  • Exploring the commercialized arms race metaphor / Alfred Dennis Mathewson
  • Describing racism as asymmetrical market imperfections, or how to determine whether the NBA dress code is racist / Andre L. Smith
  • Athletes as television celebrities : why we watch; how they benefit; must they be responsible / Sherri Burr
  • Labor : how the athlete changes the economic playing field : overview / Anne Marie Lofaso
  • Balls or strikes : are economic weapons finding the zone? : introduction / Jeffrey Hirsch
  • The 1994-'95 baseball strike and National Labor Relations Board : to the precipice and back again / William B. Gould IV
  • 1994 baseball player's strike : a case study in labor's use of its most effective economic weapon / Dennis Walsh
  • The state of sports law and policy : views from a labor law professor / William B. Gould IV
  • False/positives : debating the merits of drug testing : introduction / Anne Marie Lofaso
  • The temptation of performance-enhancing drugs / André Douglas Pond Cummings
  • Performance-enhancing drugs and how they affect today's athlete : views from a medical doctor / Julian Bailes
  • From Barry Bonds to USADA : protecting the interests of "drug-free" athletes / Timothy Davis
  • Challenging the premise of steroid testing in sports / Wm. David Cornwell, Sr.
  • The invisible pregnant athlete and the promise of Title IX / Deborah Brake
  • Title IX backlash and intercollegiate athletics / Barbara Osborne
  • Reflections of a former athlete as a young woman : growing up under Title IX / Anne Marie Lofaso
  • Girls can play, too : has the lack of female leadership in NCAA athletics become an afterthought? / Bethany Swaton
  • Overview : a troubling history but a bright future / André Douglas Pond Cummings
  • Race in sports : the continuing dilemma / Leonard J. Elmore
  • Racing from the past : exposing racism in today's collegiate athletics : introduction / André Douglas Pond Cummings
  • Using social psychology to evaluate race and law in sports / Michael McCann
  • The legacy of Brown : commodification of the African American student-athlete? / Dana D. Brooks and Ronald Althouse
  • From the inside looking out : racism in men's collegiate coaching / Marlon LeBlanc
  • Progress realized? : the continuing American Indian mascot quandary / André Douglas Pond Cummings
  • Professional equality : the Rooney Rule : introduction / Todd J. Clark
  • Minorities are separate and unequal : a look at the minority hiring practices in collegiate and professional athletics / Floyd Keith
  • The changing landscape of African Americans in sports / Kenneth Shropshire
  • The critical role of the Fritz Pollard Alliance / Cyrus Mehri
  • The Fritz Pollard Alliance, the Rooney Rule, and the quest to "level the playing field" in the National Football League / N. Jeremi Duru
  • Pushing weight / André Douglas Pond Cummings.
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128 pages : color illustrations, 29 cm
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406 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Frost recreates what many consider to be the most exciting baseball game ever played--the match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds in the 1975 World Series.
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viii, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface to the Second Edition Introduction I. BACKGROUND 1. Historical and Legal Foundations 2. The Business 3. Consolidation: An Evolving Industry II. PROBLEMS 4. The Basics: Competition for Clients 5. Unscrupulous and Criminal: The Problem Agents 6. Conflicts of Interest 7. Ethics: Attorney Versus Nonattorney Agents 8. Agent Wars 9. The Last Amateurs on Earth: Amateurism and Opportunity III. SOLUTIONS 10. Knights of Columbus Rules? Private Sports Agent Regulations 11. The Laws 12. A Uniform Approach: The Uniform Athlete Agents Act 13. Conclusion: The Absence of a Panacea Notes Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812240849 20160604
The legendary Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents' manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player's money, are far too frequent, and there is growing consensus for reform In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded second edition brings the volume up-to-date on recent changes in the industry, including: - the closing of one of the largest agencies - high-profile personnel moves - passage of the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act - the National Football League's aggressive and high-profile efforts to regulate agents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812240849 20160604
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xvi, 332 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that turned the sports world upside down For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nationas greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars like Marion Jones blazed their way to Olympic medals and sluggers such as Mark McGwire brought fans back to baseball with stratospheric home runs, sports officials, the media, and fans looked past the rumors and cheered on the stars to ever-higher levels of performance. Then, in December 2004, after more than fifteen months of relentless reporting, "San Francisco Chronicle" reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams broke the story of the Bay Area Lab Co-operative, a tiny nutritional supplement company that according to sworn testimony was supplying elite athletes, including baseball MVP Jason Giambi, with banned drugs. The stories, exposing rampant cheating at the highest levels of athletics, shocked the nation as sports heroes were brought low and their records were tainted. The exposes led to Congressional hearings on baseballas drug problems, and a revived effort to purge the U.S. Olympic movement of drug cheats. Now, in "Game of Shadows, " Fainaru-Wada and Williams tell the complete story of BALCO and the investigation that has shaken the foundations of the sporting world. They reveal how an obscure, self-proclaimed nutritionist, Victor Conte, became a steroid svengali to multi-millionaire athletes desperate for a competitive edge, and how he created superstars with his potent cocktails of miracle drugs. They expose the internationalweb of coaches and trainers who funneled athletes to BALCO, and how the drug cheats stayed a step ahead of the testing agencies and the law. They detail how an aggressive IRS investigator doggedly gathered evidence until Conte and his co-conspirators were brought to justice. And at the center of the story is the biggest star of them all, Barry Bonds, the muscle-bound MVP outfielder of the San Francisco Giants whose suspicious late-career renaissance has him threatening Hank Aaronas all-time home run record. Shocking, revelatory, and page-turning, "Game of Shadows" casts light into the shadows of American sport to reveal the dark truths at the heart of the game today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781592401994 20160527
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viii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Handbook of sports economics research : an overview / John Fizel
  • Sports economics : the state of the discipline / R. Todd Jewell
  • National Basketball Association / David J. Berri
  • National Hockey League / John C. Leadley and Zenon X. Zygmont
  • Major league baseball / John Fizel and Lawrence Hadley
  • European football (soccer) / Victor A. Matheson
  • Female intercollegiate athletes and women's athletics / Brad R. Humphreys
  • The economics of individual sports : golf, tennis, track and NASCAR / Peter von Allmen
  • Appendix: The National Football League conundrum / John Fizel
  • Demand issues : the product market for professional sports / Anthony Krautmann and Lawrence Hadley
  • Competitive balance in North American professional sports / Rodney Fort
  • Team sports efficiency estimation and stochastic frontier models / Young Hoon Lee
  • Econometric models in sports economics / Michael A. Leeds and Barbara Erin McCormick
  • The theory of contests / Stefan Szymanski.
The wealth of data available on sports makes the industry a singular laboratory for observing economic and business behavior and theory. This unique reference on sports economics research provides a detailed perspective on the current state of the discipline. Covering both team and individual sports that include tennis, golf, and motor racing, the handbook explores what we know, what we do not know, what is stable, what is changing, what is certain, and what is controversial in sports economics. The expert contributors address issues in particular sports or comparisons among sports along major topics such as revenue and costs, labor markets, market structure, market outcomes, and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765615947 20160528
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12. Out of their league [1970]

257 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Dave Meggyesy had been an outside linebacker with the St. Louis Cardinals for seven years when he quit at the height of his career to tell about the dehumanizing side of the game - about the fraud and the payoffs, the racism, drug abuse, and incredible violence. The original publication of "Out of Their League" shocked readers and provoked the outraged response that rocked the sports world in the 1970s. But his memoir is also a moving description of a man who struggled for social justice and personal liberation. Meggyesy has continued this journey and remains an active champion for players' rights through his work with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). He provides a preface for this Bison Books edition. Dave Meggyesy is the Western Regional director of the NFLPA. He and his family live in Berkeley, California.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803283145 20160528
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xvii, 440 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Marvin Miller, the first executive director to the Major League Baseball Players Association, recounts his experience in dealing with club owners and his success in winning a new role for the players. He helped virtually end the system that bound an athlete to one team forever, and thereby raised salaries enormously.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566635998 20160528
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xiv, 289 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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xliv, 963 p. ; 26 cm.
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xviii, 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. A "House Union" 2. The Association Chooses Change 3. A New Focus for the Association 4. The Union Asserts Itself 5. Curt Flood and the American Dream 6. Only One Chance at a First Strike 7. A Loss in Court and a Gain at the Bargaining Table 8. Different Roads to Free Agency 9. Messersmith and McNally: Two Pitchers and One Big Win 10. Protecting Free Agency 11. 980-The Strike That Didn't Happen 12. The Union's Sternest Test Conclusion Epilogue: 1990s-Parallels Abroad and Problems at Home.
The first book to utilize the files, letters, and correspondence of the Major League Baseball Player's Association, The End of Baseball As We Knew It replays the much-storied transformation of power from management to players that set the standard for labor relations not just in baseball but in all professional sports. Charles P. Korr also draws on interviews with ballplayers, journalists, and labor executives to construct this insider's view of the most successful sports union's formative years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252027529 20160528
"The End of Baseball As We Knew It" draws on the records of the Major League Baseball Players Association and interviews with ballplayers, journalists, and labor executives to give this insider's view of the famous shift in power from management to players that set the standard in labor relations not just in baseball, but in all professional sports. Charles P. Korr is a professor of history at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and the author of "West Ham United: The Making of a Football Club". Bob Costas is an award-winning sports broadcaster and the author of "Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball". This is a volume in the series "Sport and Society", edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252072741 20160528
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xxxvi, 447 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Figures vii List of Ta61es xiii Prelude: Four Snapshots xv Preface xxv Chapter 1. The Institutionalization and Regulation of College Sports in Historical Perspective 1 Chapter 2. The Admissions Game: Recruiting Male Athletes and the Implications of Selection 29 Chapter 3. The College Game: Academic Outcomes for Men 59 Chapter 4. Men's Lives after College: Advanced Study, Jobs, Earnings 87 Chapter 5. The Development of Women's Athletic Programs 113 Chapter 6. New Players: The Recruitment and Admission of Women Athletes 126 Chapter 7. Women Athletes in College 141 Chapter 8. Women's Lives after College: Advanced Study, Family, Jobs, Earnings 157 Chapter 9. Leadership 182 Chapter 10. Giving Back 205 Chapter 11. The Financial Equation: Expenditures and Revenues 227 Chapter 12. Key Empirical Findings 258 Chapter 13. Taking Stock 268 Chapter 14. Thinking Ahead: Impediments to Change and Proposed Directions 289 Appendix A: Scorecards 311 Appendix B: Supplementary Data 355 Notes 375 References 423 Index 431.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691070759 20160528
The president of Williams College faces a firestorm for not allowing the women's lacrosse team to postpone exams to attend the playoffs. The University of Michigan loses $2.8 million on athletics despite averaging 110,000 fans at each home football game. Schools across the country struggle with the tradeoffs involved with recruiting athletes and updating facilities for dozens of varsity sports. Does increasing intensification of college sports support or detract from higher education's core mission? The authors introduce facts into a terrain overrun by emotions and enduring myths. Using the same database that informed "The Shape of the River", they analyse data on 90,000 students who attended thirty selective colleges and universities in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. Drawing also on historical research and new information on giving and spending, the authors demonstrate how athletics influence the class composition and campus ethos of selective schools, as well as the messages that these institutions send to prospective students, their parents, and society at large. The authors show that athletic programs raise even more difficult questions of educational policy for small private colleges and highly selective universities than they do for big-time scholarship-granting schools. They discover that today's athletes, more so than their predecessors, enter college less academically well-prepared and with different goals and values than their classmates - differences that lead to different lives. They reveal than gender equity efforts have wrought large, sometimes unanticipated changes, and they show that the alumni appetite for winning teams is not - as schools often assume - insatiable. If a culprit emerges, it is the unquestioned spread of a changed athletic culture through the emulation of highly publicised teams by low-profile sports, of men's programs by women's, and of athletic powerhouses by small colleges. The authors celebrate the benefits of collegiate sports, while identifying the subtle ways in which athletic intensification can pull even prestigious institutions from their missions. By examining how athletes and other graduates view The Game of Life - and how colleges shape society's view of what its rules should be - the authors go far beyond sports. They tell us about higher education today: the ways in which colleges set policies, reinforce or neglect their core mission, and send signals about what matters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691070759 20160528
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122 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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viii, 632 p. ; 17 cm.
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xii, 289 p. ; 25 cm.
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