Educational and Career Aspirations of African-American Male Athletes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Educational and Career Aspirations of African-American Male Athletes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Subject

Sports and Recreation, Education--Higher--University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Thesis, African-American, Male, Athletes

Description

Full-text of the thesis that Nameka R. Bates presented to the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism for a Master of Science in Leisure Studies:

ABSTRACT
Sailes (1997) provides percentages of Black males competing in the NBA (77%), NFL (65%), MLB (15%), and MLS (16%), while fewer than 2% of doctors, lawyers, architects, college professors, or business executives are Black males. This paper will focus on the effects of NCAA eligibility regulations on the educational and career aspirations of African-American athletes. (1) A brief history of the NCAA, (2) the National Collegiate Athletic Association Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse (lEC) guidelines, (3) a description of eligibility regulations Proposition 48 (Prop 48), Proposition 42 (Prop 42), and Proposition 16 (Prop 16), (4) a
statistical analysis of graduation rates, (5) a literature review of factors which influence black male athletes educational and career aspirations. The survey instrument utilized was designed to determine the career and educational aspirations of 50 black athletes who attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The main point of this paper is to give the reader an understanding of the purpose of the NCAA, low graduation rates as a factor in the need for academic reform largely focused on black male athletes, and how the black male athlete's educational aspirations plays a role in the effectiveness of NCAA rules and regulations.

Creator

Nameka R. Bates

Publisher

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date

2007

Rights

Intellectual Property Rights go to Nameka R. Bates.

Format

Hardcover bound book, blue cover, white text on spine, black text on white pages

Language

English

Type

Thesis

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No

Citation

Nameka R. Bates, “Educational and Career Aspirations of African-American Male Athletes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ,” eBlack Champaign-Urbana, accessed September 19, 2019, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/2109.

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