The System

The System

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A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as qathlete-studentsq give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true cost? The players have no share in the oceans of money. And once the lights go down, the glitter doesn't shine so brightly. Filled with mind-blowing details of major NCAA football scandals, with stops at Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Missouri, BYU, LSU, Texas AaM and many more, The System explores and exposes the complex, and perhaps broken, machine that churns behind the glamour of college football. With a New AfterwordThe Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian ... Overnight, schools like WSU, OregonState, Cal and Utah were flush with an unprecedented cash flow. ... seasona€”the year the new TV contract would takeeffecta€”WSU had just two nonconference gameson its schedule. ... The twosides agreed that WSU would playat BYUin2012 andBYUwould goto Pullman in 2013.

Title:The System
Author:Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
Publisher:Doubleday - 2013-09-17


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