Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Since the beginning of intercollegiate athletics in this country, there has been controversy regarding the role they play in the total program of higher education. More recently, attention has been focused on the commercial enterprise college athletics have become. Both aspects of the controversy have affected the student-athlete. Frey (1982) stated that ever since the first intercollegiate event 1n 1852, a crew race between Harvard and Yale, "the history of intercollegiate athletics has been one of balancing the demands of external :interests (e.g., alumni/booster, entertainment and promotion) with those of the internal, educational constituency who asked questions about institutional control" (p. 14). Athletic competition plays an important role 1n higher education. The lessons and values learned through athletic competition can be a valuable aspect of the total educational process.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Michael D. Waggoner
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©1989 Kathleen M. Peters
Peters, Kathleen M., "The demands of dual roles for student-athletes" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 3095.