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ERIC Number: EJ783437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-11
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
The New Face of College Sports
Wilson, Robin; Wolverton, Brad
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n18 pA27 Jan 2008
For decades, college coaches in many sports have been recruiting internationally to stock their teams with the best players they can find. American universities in the NCAA's Division I gain competitive advantages with gifted young athletes from overseas, and the proportion of foreign players in many Division I sports has doubled since the beginning of the decade. Coaches argue that they need to look abroad because there are not enough elite American players to go around. Some coaches travel overseas or use scouting services to find athletes, although the Internet is making it easier to work right from their campus offices. The growth of sports academies is also bringing foreign athletes to the United States at younger ages, making them easier for American college coaches to find. But some coaches believe American teams are becoming all too reliant on foreigners, shutting out potential American athletes and denying them scholarships in the process. This article reports on the influx of foreign athletes in the US which has prompted the NCAA to get involved in certifying their eligibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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