ERIC Number: ED405791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Hundred Yard Lie: The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do To Stop It.
This book, originally published in 1989, is intended as an indictment of corruption in college football. Now reissued, the book has new forewords by Murray Sperber, a professor at Indiana University, and Richard Warch, president of Lawrence University in Wisconsin. The book also has an afterword by the author which reviews some of the major gridiron scandals of the 1990s, and concludes that college football today continues to be rife with drugs, crime, greed, and egotism. The book calls big-time college sports nothing more than entertainment, divorced from both education and the host institutions, and suggests that the only possible solution is the creation of a professional, age-group league, with paid players who need not be students, and may receive subsidies from the National Football League. For those schools that continue to play "college football," it proposes a set of rules that adhere to ideals of amateurism, student-athletes, and the glories of playing for "dear old alma mater." (CH)
Descriptors: Athletics, College Athletics, Crime, Extramural Athletics, Football, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Intramural Athletics, Team Sports
University of Illinois Press, P.O. Box 4856, Baltimore, MD 21211; phone: 800-545-4703 ($12.95 plus $3 postage).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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