Monday, February 27, 2017

Research Blog #3

My three academic sources include:

1. Lodge, Alexander. "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad NCAA?...The Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA Decision's Impact on the NCAA's Amateurism Model." Journal of Corporation Law 41.3 (2016): 775-93. Business Source Premier [EBSCO]. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.
2. Milford, Mike. "Kenneth Burke's Punitive Priests and the Redeeming Prophets: The NCAA, the College Sports Media, and the University of Miami Scandal." Communication Studies66.1 (2014): 45-62. Scopus. Web.
3. Harris, Jill S. "The Demand for Student-Athlete Labor and the Supply of Violations in the NCAA." Marquette Sports Law Review 26.2 (2016): 411-432.

     After conducting some exploratory research, I am hoping that these three academic sources help me achieve my goal for the paper-- that is, finding out exactly how corrupt the NCAA actually is. Whether it's through analyzing how the NCAA manages scandals, why recruiting is so volatile in so many different aspects, how D1 programs handle internal operations, etc., I feel that the academic sources chosen will catapult me towards my research objective. 


  1. These look interesting, and suggest more of a focus on the rhetorical methods used by the NCAA to maintain its monopoly power. I think you would find the film Schooled useful to see (on Netflix, Amazon, etc. and previewed here:

    The book Indentured by Joe Nocera and the article by Taylor Branch that I mentioned in my comments on your first post would also be useful, as they speak directly to the way the NCAA uses rhetoric for legal delay or victory.

  2. If you are interested in how reform of college sports has happened over the years, there is a very detailed history by Ronald Smith titled Pay for Play : A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform, which is available through the Rutgers libraries site -- you can search for it under "Articles" by title.