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The system : the glory and scandal of big-time college football

Author: Jeff Benedict; Armen Keteyian
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Benedict; Armen Keteyian
ISBN: 9780385536615 0385536615
OCLC Number: 825046475
Description: ix, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

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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.
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