ERIC Number: ED201626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Future Relationships: Physical Education and Athletics.
Perry, Jean L.
Two models of intercollegiate athletics, designed to eliminate academic scandals in college athletics, are proposed. Schools that proceed along the lines of a "Corporate Model" will function as profit-oriented, semiprofessional (or minor league) teams that emphasize the importance of national caliber and winning athletic events. These teams would continue to compete under the name of a university and use school facilities for practice and competition. However, athletes would have the option of enrolling as students at the university, but would not be required to be students. Revenue would be generated primarily through gate receipts, media coverage of events, and private donations. No revenue would be generated by university student fees, and there would be no state support. The schools that follow the "Educational Model" would maintain or develop close ties with the physical education departments and would emphasize the educational value of the intercollegiate athletic experience, attempting to maximize the student-athletes' opportunities for participation in both athletics and academics. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April 15, 1981).