Female Athletes Are Undervalued in Both Money and Media Terms
Whither College Sports: Amateurism, Athlete Safety, and Academic Integrity
Rutgers University Press
Chapter 20 from Whither College Sports: Amateurism, Athlete Safety, and Academic Integrity by Andrew Zimbalist:
Intercollegiate athletics is under assault from all sides. Its economic model is yielding increasing and unsustainable deficits and widening inequality. Coaches and athletic directors are the highest paid employees at FBS universities (NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision) by factors of five to ten, or more. Athletes are being cheated on their promised education, do not receive adequate medical care, and are not allowed to receive cash income. Substantial change, either toward reasserting the intended primacy of education for intercollegiate athletes or a further surrender to commercialism, is coming. This book lays out the starkly different paths that college sports reform can follow and what the ramifications will be on the athletes and on the institutions in which they are enrolled.