The impact of intercollegiate athletics in higher education

  • Eric T Vanover Germanna Community College
  • Michael M DeBowes D. Stafford & Associates
Keywords: athletics, higher education, NCAA, intercollegiate athletics


The place of athletics in American higher education has been defended and criticized for well over one hundred years (Camp, 1893). Having become such a popular cultural attraction and tradition, as well as a potential method of generating revenue, the role of college athletics has broadened beyond a student-oriented activity. This article reviews the different ways intercollegiate athletics influences the reputation, operation, and quality of higher education.

How to Cite
Vanover, E. T., & DeBowes, M. M. (2016). The impact of intercollegiate athletics in higher education. Higher Education Politics & Economics, 1(1), 29-44.
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