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Billion-dollar ball : a journey through the big-money culture of college football

Author: Gilbert M Gaul
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert M Gaul
ISBN: 9780670016730 067001673X
OCLC Number: 900623851
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: A Real University --
The Gilded Age Of College Football --
The Unlikely Charity Known As College Football --
Return On Investment: The Art Of Paying A Coach $23 Million Not To Coach --
Walking With Mr. Baldwin: In The Land Of Accidental Students --
Why The South Lost The War But Wins At Football --
How Women's Rowing Saved College Football: Working The Bar Scene For Recruits --
To Have And Have Not: How College Presidents Fumbled Reform --
Epilogue: The Death Star.
Responsibility: Gilbert M. Gaul.
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Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

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