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Author Benedict, Jeff, author
Title The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football / Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Imprint New York : Doubleday, [2013]
 Alden 6th Floor  GV959 .B372 2013  
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 DUE 05-01-16
Edition First Edition
Descript ix, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Prologue: Game on -- The coach : Part I, Mike Leach after midnight -- The closer : the life of a college football hostess -- The brand : going all in at Michigan -- Big man on campus : a pretty awesome asset -- The victim : "They had suffered enough. They lost their scholarships" -- The coach : Part II, Terminated -- The sacrificial lamb : Towson University plays with the big boys -- Ohio State V. Michigan : the return of "The Senator" -- The janitor : "I fix shit" -- Rebuilding a program : "There is no gray with Bronco" -- The booster : What $248 million will buy you -- The tutor : Friends with benefits -- The athletic director : Part I, "We have no money. Nobody is giving money. We are not on TV" -- The investigators : big-game hunting -- The system at work : Ohio State and the consequences of $3.07 -- The athletic director : Part II, "It's going to be expensive" -- The walk-on : "I want to play football" -- Saban's way : The New Testament of college football -- The wounded : Pain is relative -- The blue-chip recruit : The Ricky Seals-Jones sweepstakes -- The coach : Part III, "The starting lineup is voluntary, too" -- Crime and punishment : The SEC leads the nation -- The game : "I hate losing more than anything" -- The coach : Part IV, The letter -- The draft pick : To go pro or not to go pro -- Gameday : the genius of ESPN -- Built by Bama : in a class by itself
Summary A revelatory account based on the authors' unprecedented access to the NCAA's highest-level programs throughout the 2012 season describes its high-powered system of billion-dollar television deals, high-priced coaches, football "hostessing," castoff athlete-students and paid test takers
Subject National Collegiate Athletic Association
Football -- Corrupt practices -- United States
College sports -- United States
Alt Author Keteyian, Armen, author
OCLC Number 825046475
ISBN 9780385536615