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ERIC Number: ED566834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-8614-7
Division I Men's Basketball Scholarship: The Challenges of Being a Black Male Athlete
Wright, Lonnie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Qualitative research will explore issues that interface particularly with Black student- athletes on Division 1 basketball scholarships regarding academic readiness, academic support, family support and how the experience of a Division 1 scholarship impacted their lives. The population of Black student-athletes that the focus of the research will concentrate on are the black student-athlete who typically exhaust their scholarship, who may have graduated or not but didn't advance to the Pro Ranks. Case Study methodology will be applied wherein the researcher will interview nine former Black basketball players, within 1 to 5 years separation from 3 different Division 1 schools to ascertain their perspectives relating to the scholarship experience, how they negotiated these experiences, and how their actions and decisions impacted them during and beyond their scholarship playing days. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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