Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Penn State, Scandal, Children, Sex Crimes
Pennsylvania State University; Crisis management; Football; Child sexual abuse
The world of intercollegiate athletics, particularly the world of elite football and basketball programs, is a world unto itself. It has a connection to reality analogous to that of Disney World, and is shrouded in a veil of secrecy rivaling that of the CIA. Those who run these programs live in a paranoid environment that sustains a bunker mentality, while at the same time is invested with a sense that the rules, of any world beyond their offices, do not apply to them. They are vigilant in maintaining their splendid isolation in a vacuum of privilege.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Penn State" (2011). On Sport and Society. 44.