The System

The System

The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

eBook - 2013
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An explosive and revelatory portrait reported from deep behind the scenes of big-time NCAA football: the passion, the thrilling action--and the shocking realities that lie beneath this colossal, multibillion-dollar business College football has never been more popular, or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch every weekend on television. The 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama had a viewership of 26.4 million people, second only to the Super Bowl. Billions of dollars of television deals now flow into the game; the average budget for a top-ten team is $80 million; top coaches make more than $3 million a year, the highest paid, more than $5 million. But behind this glittering success are the darker truths: "athlete-students" working essentially full-time jobs with no share in the oceans of money, who often don't graduate and end their careers with broken...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780385536622

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george0819 Oct 08, 2013

This is purportedly a book about the seamier side of college football...not really so ! Of the larger exposes, Leach @ Texas Tech; OSU and tats and Sandusky/ PSU, all have been covered in better and greater detail, elsewhere. As to the "run of the mill", though by no means acceptable "proclamations", unacceptable athlete benefits, there is no new, nor insightful ground covered. This is essentially "light" college football reading for those into the sport. If you're searching for "inside stuff", this isn't it !

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