Sports Scandals, 1st Edition

  • P. Finley
  • L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 0313344590
  • ISBN-13: 9780313344596
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 189 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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A guide to the most notorious scandals in American sports history. Entries offer an overview of the historical and cultural context, what occurred and who was involved, as well as the response to the scandal.


"...students will enjoy the variety of extreme stories told here and may use several events as a springboard to other research. A helpful timeline of all the included events precedes the first chapter and a bibliography provides a means for students follow up with more extensive research. Recommended for high school and public libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, January 2009

— Doug's Student Reference Room

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline: Significant Scandals in U.S. Sports.
1: Violence: Fights, Bites, Murder, and Mayhem.
2: Drugs: Cocaine, Steroids, and an Asterisk.
3: Gambling, Game-Fixing, and Shaving Points.
4: Sex: Assault, Harassment, Cover-Ups, and Accusations.
5: Cheating, Academic Fraud, and Boosters Run Amok.
6: Racist and Other Regrettable Commentary.
7: Politics, Collusion, Stolen Victories, and Other Odds and Ends.
About the Authors.