SK’s published books

Going the Distance (with Howard Figler), 1991, Peterson’s Guides.


  • Adjusting to the demands of college athletics
  • Avoiding exploitation
  • Adjusting to college academics and athletics
  • Maintaining academic and athletic standards
  • Realistically sizing up your prospects for professional sports
  • Drug effects and staying drug-free
  • Dealing with the special concerns of black and female athletes
  • Parlaying skills learned through sports into assets for job and career

Written by brothers who were varsity collegiate athletes.  Steve earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University and taught and coached at California State University, Sacramento.  Howard earned his Ph.D. at Florida State University and was Director of the Career Center at the University of Texas (Austin) and Dickinson College.

Foreword by Senator Bill Bradley (NCAA basketball All-America & NBA All-Star)


Sport and Play in American Life (3rd edition), with Gail Whitaker, 1995:  Brown & Benchmark. (Now McGraw-Hill)

Sport and Play book cover

Sport sociology college text.  Including chapters on

  • Competition,
  • Youth Sports,
  • School and College Athletics,
  • Aggression and Violence in Sport;
  • Values, and Morality;
  • Deviance;
  • Sport as a Tool of Politics;
  • Racism in Sport;
  • Sex-Role Socialization;
  • Sport and Aging;
  • Heroes, Myth, and Media.



Athlete’s Game Plan for College & Career (w/ Howard Figler),               1984:  Peterson’s Guides.


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