Sports for Sale

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  • This documentary examines the money-driven machines of college football and basketball and the toll they take on the education of athletes and the integrity of the universities they attend. It examines this controversy in college sports and goes on-location to some of the Division I schools where debates over commercialization and academic success are most heated, including Southern Methodist University, the University of Louisville, Iowa State University and Nike's summer basketball camp for high school stars. Interviewed are coaches, students, journalists, scouts, and college faculty and administrators. A Bill Moyers special.


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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 24, 2012.
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  • College Sports Scandals (4:27) -- Criminal Activity on Campus (1:32) -- Southern Methodist University's Football Program (2:46) -- Rebuilding SMU Program (2:33) -- Players' Perspective (2:37) -- Business of College Sports (4:09) -- Student Athlete Myth (3:18) -- Future of Southern Methodist University Football (3:22) -- Notre Dame Football (3:52) -- Threat to Integrity of Game (1:54) -- Commercialism in College Athletics (2:36) -- Public Ambivalence to Sports Corruption (2:06) -- The Horse Market (2:21) -- Prospective Student Athletes (2:36) -- Emphasis on Education (1:50) -- Prop 48: NCAA Minimum Academic Standards (3:44) -- Challenge of Creating Student Athletes (4:20) -- Career, Education, or Both? (3:00) -- Questioning Enforceability of Rules (2:42) -- Eliminating Hypocrisy in College Sports (3:06) -- Educational Incentives (4:08) -- Uncovering Corruption on College Sports (2:53) -- More Money Big Sports (3:33) -- Football Coach Emphasizes Education (3:30) -- Purpose of College Football (4:25) -- Multiple Issues in College Sports (4:57) -- Credits: Sports for Sale (0:28)
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