Skip to Main Content

POLI.3290: Politics of College Sports

You will need to be logged in to the UML Library to access some of the material in this guide. If you are logged in to your UML email you are logged in to the library. You may get an additional authentication phone call from Duo. This is routine. 

If prompted, enter your UML email credentials. If you still have trouble, clear the cache on your device. Email not working? Troubleshoot from here.


Welcome to Politics of College Sports with Jeff Gerson

This course will explore the key issues facing college sports today, such as the impact of the pandemic and the current movement for racial justice. The class will feature leading figures from the world of college athletics, including coaches, college presidents, athletic directors, conference commissioners, athletic trainers, NCAA officials and NCAA reformers, attorneys, former college athletes, and sports journalists covering the beat.

Required Reading

The Best American Sports Writing 2020. Paperback. Series edited by Glenn Stout. Guest editor Jackie MacMullan.

Billion-dollar Ball: a Journey Through the Big Money Culture of College Football. 2015. By Gilbert M. Gaul. Viking.