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Cheating the spread : gamblers, point shavers, and game fixers in college football and basketball

Author: Albert J Figone; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2012.
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"Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, Cheating the Spread recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. Digging through court records, newspapers, government documents, and university archives and conducting private interviews, Albert J. Figone finds that game rigging has been pervasive and nationwide throughout most of the sports' history.  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Figone; ProQuest (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1097094945
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 196 p. :) ill.
Responsibility: Albert J. Figone.

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