Much of the energy devoted to college athletics, from both advocates and critics, is aimed at highly competitive spectator sports. They tend to focus on “big time” football or basketball at traditional powers such as the University of Texas or the University of Kentucky. In Reclaiming the Game, William Bowen and Sarah Levin concentrate on groups of institutions not commonly associated with corruption in college athletics. Their study examines college athletics at highly selective, academically prestigious institutions. The 33 elite colleges and universities researched in the book hail from the Ivy League, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and the University Athletic Association. These include academic stalwarts such as Harvard University, Yale University, Williams College, Amherst College, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Chicago. One would think that such prestigious institutions would refuse to compromise their standards to pursue success in athletics, particularly when these colleges and universities are competing on relatively small stages. Bowen and Levin establish, however, that these institutions are not immune to the problems commonly associated with big-time college athletics.