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ERIC Number: EJ858600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
What the Numbers Say about Community Colleges and Athletics
Bush, V. Barbara; Castaneda, Cindy; Hardy, David E.; Katsinas, Stephen G.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n147 p5-14 Fall 2009
Evidence clearly points to the presence of intercollegiate athletics at the early junior colleges established prior to World War I. Moving into more current times, the authors find among prominent reasons for institutional involvement with athletics giving students a "true college experience," expanding access, recruiting a more diverse student body, and addressing the "missing male phenomenon". This article uses national data to give an introductory overview regarding the depth and breadth of the involvement of America's community colleges in intercollegiate athletics. It provides the numbers and statistics related to the five most popular men's and women's community college sports teams, athletically related scholarship aid, expenses, and other pertinent topics associated with athletics at the community college. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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