Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher of League of Fans’ sports policy director Ken Reed’s impactful book How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, will be releasing an updated paperback version of the book, including a new introduction, on February 8th. The paperback will also have a revised action plan and resources section.

The book can be preordered now at Rowman & Littlefield or Amazon.

The book, which has a foreword by Ralph Nader, examines nine of the most pressing problems in sports today, including concussions and CTE, overzealous adults in youth sports, the disappearance of physical eduction from many school curriculums, the focus on finding new revenue streams over education in college athletics, discrimination in sports and more.

The hardcover edition of How We Can Save Sports has been popular with sports fans who are interested in current sports issues — and potentially getting involved as sports reformers to help make the world of sports more fair and just. The book has also been used in sports management and sports studies courses across the country.

“Sports, at all levels, have become so overcommercialized and professionalized that we are losing the original intent and spirit of sports,” says Reed.

“There are many things anyone who cares about sports can do to help enhance the positives and eliminate the negatives in the world of sports. This book was designed to give readers ideas regarding how they can get involved on critical sports issues, at the local, state or national level. I’m thrilled Rowman & Littlefield has decided to publish a paperback version of the book.”

Reed’s book has received numerous positive reviews, including the following:

“If you see yourself as a citizen more than a spectator, this book provides a game plan for organizing and preserving sports that are ethical, fair, and humane. Beyond identifying the major challenges confronting sports today, Ken Reed outlines strategies that will revive and sustain sports as a source of pleasure and meaning in our lives. His call to action is hard to ignore if you care about sports.” — Jay Coakley, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, author of Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

“Ken Reed’s book How We Can Save Sports is a reformer’s guide to cleaning up sports in America. His prescriptions are worth attention if America is to put sports competition back into perspective. The book takes on the tough questions surrounding the commercialization of sports in America and raises provocative questions about the proper role of sports in our society.” — C. Thomas McMillen, Former Congressman; College, NBA, and Olympic athlete

PREORDER HOW WE CAN SAVE SPORTS: A GAME PLAN : Through Rowman & Littlefield or Amazon

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