Scoreboard, Baby

Scoreboard, Baby
Title Scoreboard, Baby PDF eBook
Author Ken Armstrong
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Pages 401
Release 2010-01-01
Genre Education
ISBN 0803233930

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Now, in Scoreboard, Baby, Armstrong and Perry go behind the scenes of the Huskies' Cinderella story to reveal a timeless morality tale about the price of obsession, the creep of fanaticism, and the ways in which a community can lose even when its team wins. The authors unearth the true story from firsthand interviews and thousands of pages of documents: the forensic report on a bloody fingerprint; the notes of a detective investigating allegations of rape; confidential memoranda of prosecutors; and the criminal records of the dozen-plus players arrested that year with scant mention in the newspapers and minimal consequences in the courts. The statement of a judge, sentencing one player to thirty days in jail, says it all: "to be served after football season."

The Dirty College Game

The Dirty College Game
Title The Dirty College Game PDF eBook
Author Al Figone
Publisher McFarland
Pages 186
Release 2019-07-26
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1476671125

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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.

Encyclopedia of Deception

Encyclopedia of Deception
Title Encyclopedia of Deception PDF eBook
Author Timothy R. Levine
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 1094
Release 2014-02-20
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1483306895

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The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes. Key Features: More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats. Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception. Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings. This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.

The Golden Football

The Golden Football
Title The Golden Football PDF eBook
Author David L. Hayward
Publisher iUniverse
Pages 206
Release 2023-03-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1663250847

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The Golden Football How Greed and Athletics Changed a College Town After a hard day at work, Dr. James Conway, president of Western Montana College (WMC), settled into his favorite arm chair and opened the morning edition of the Missoulian. As he stared at the headlines, a shock wave of anger flowed through his body. It read: “WESTERN MONTANA TO JOIN THE SOUTH ALABAMA CONFERENCE.” His athletic department, primarily the football program, had unilaterally accepted a massive television deal worth millions to bolt from the Western Conference and join one two time zones away. He was the last to know. The writing was on the wall—he had lost control of his beloved college to big money interests and booster organizations. In a war of good versus evil (i.e., spiritual warfare), meet the main characters in this fast-pace saga: Bo Jensen: fantastic running back for the Western Montana College Bears with a promising future in the NFL. Changes in NCAA regulations allowed him to prosper from the sale of a variety of items including ladies thongs. Milton (Milty) Douglas, Esq.: senior partner at The Douglas Law Firm and former Bears football star. His practice was limited to defending “student-athletes” and fraternity/sorority members in their encounters with the law. Almost all the students on campus were familiar with the expression: “If you’re guilty, call Milty.” Bob (“Rooster”) Jones: ill-mannered, corrupt, and abrasive billionaire; and financial supporter of Bears football and former player. Queen Esther: Sigma Phi Beta sorority president, Madam of the sorority’s prostitution ring, and occasional student at WMC after her daily beauty treatments. Jimbo (“The Bear”) Collins: unscrupulous head football coach for the Bears. Mark and Hannah Anderson: pastors at Calvary Chapel, Missoula. They served as counter-weights to an immoral culture that was quickly sliding Missoula and the country into the sewer. Jill Hansen: 20 year-old sophomore at WMC. Raised in a small farming community of Darby, Montana, she was the woman nearly every parent hoped their son would someday marry.

Tales from the Oregon Ducks Sideline

Tales from the Oregon Ducks Sideline
Title Tales from the Oregon Ducks Sideline PDF eBook
Author Brian Libby
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 224
Release 2011-09-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 161321569X

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Tales from the Oregon Ducks Sideline takes the reader on a fun-filled trip through Oregon’s gridiron history. Author Brian Libby brings Duck fans out to the 50 yard line and into the locker room as he tells colorful tales about the Oregon football program, from its start in 1894 to today, culminating in the hard-fought BCS Championship game against Auburn in January 2011.

Routledge Handbook on Deviance

Routledge Handbook on Deviance
Title Routledge Handbook on Deviance PDF eBook
Author Stephen E. Brown
Publisher Routledge
Pages 736
Release 2017-10-12
Genre Social Science
ISBN 131729985X

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The Routledge Handbook on Deviance brings together original contributions on deviance, with a focus on new, emerging, and hidden forms of deviant behavior. The editors have curated a comprehensive collection highlighting the relativity of deviance, with chapters exploring the deviant behaviors related to sport, recreation, body modification, chronic health conditions, substance use, religion and cults, political extremism, sexuality, online interaction, mental and emotional disorders, elite societal status, workplace issues, and lifestyle. The selections review competing definitions and orientations and a wide range of theoretical premises while addressing methodological issues involved in the study of deviance. Each section begins with an introduction by the editors, anchoring the topics in relevant theoretical and methodological contexts and identifying common themes as well as divergence. Providing state-of-the-art scholarship on deviance in modern society, this handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers and students engaged in the study of deviance across a range of disciplines including criminology, criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary departments, including justice studies, social transformation, and socio-legal studies.


Title Cheated PDF eBook
Author Jay M. Smith
Publisher Potomac Books
Pages 354
Release 2019-11-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 164012246X

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In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupt academic system for student-athletes emerged at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home of the legendary Tar Heels. Written by UNC professor of history Jay Smith and UNC athletics department whistleblower Mary Willingham, Cheated recounts the story of academic fraud in UNC’s athletics department, even as university leaders focused on minimizing the damage in order to keep the billion-dollar college sports revenue machine functioning. Smith and Willingham make an impassioned argument that the “student-athletes” in these programs are being cheated out of what, after all, they are promised in the first place: a college education. Updated with a new epilogue, the paperback edition of Cheated carries the narrative through the defining events of 2017, including the landmark Wainstein report, the findings of which UNC leaders initially embraced only to push aside in an audacious strategy of denial with the NCAA, ultimately even escaping punishment for offering sham coursework. The ongoing fallout from this scandal—and the continuing spotlight on the failings of college athletics, which are hardly unique to UNC—has continued to inform the debate about how the $16 billion college sports industry operates and influences colleges and universities nationwide.