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The Dirty College Game

Corruption, Gambling and the Pursuit of Money in NCAA Football and Basketball

Al Figone (author)

ISBN: 9781476671123

Publication Date: Aug 2019

Format: Paperback

Commercial aspects of college football and basketball during the mid to late 20th century were dominated by a few "get rich quick" schools. This book explores gambling, academic fraud, illegal booster activity and the single-minded pursuit of TV contracts in college sports, as well as the NCAA's involvement - or lack thereof - in such cases.
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Commercial aspects of college football and basketball during the mid– to late 20th century were dominated by a few "get rich quick" schools. Though the NCAA was responsible for controlling such facets of college sports, the organization was unwilling and unable to control the excesses of the few who opposed the majority opinion. The result was a period of corruption, rules violations, unnecessary injuries and overspending. These events led to the formation of larger conferences, richer bowl games and rules intended to preserve the "money-making" value of college football and basketball.

This book explores gambling, academic fraud, illegal booster activity and the single-minded pursuit of television contracts in college sports, as well as the NCAA's involvement–or lack thereof–in such cases.
Pages 138
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 7
Date Published 30 Aug 2019
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s American football   Basketball  
Writer Al Figone specializes in the fields of psychology of sport, history of sport and the sociology of sport. He lives in Folsom, California.

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