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The Resource Champions Way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports, Mike McIntire

Champions Way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports, Mike McIntire

Label
Champions Way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports
Title
Champions Way
Title remainder
football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports
Statement of responsibility
Mike McIntire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A searing exposé of how the multibillion-dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes. With little public debate or introspection, our institutions of higher learning have become hostages to the rapacious, smashmouth entertainment conglomerate known, quaintly, as intercollegiate athletics. In Champions Way, New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise of this growing scandal through the experience of the Florida State Seminoles, one of the most successful teams in NCAA history. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his Times investigation of college sports, McIntire breaks new ground here, uncovering the workings of a system that enables athletes to violate academic standards and avoid criminal prosecution for actions ranging from shoplifting to sexual assault. At the heart of Champions Way is the untold story of a whistle-blower, Christie Suggs, and her wrenching struggle to hold a corrupt system to account. Together with shocking new details about prominent sports figures, including NFL quarterback Jameis Winston and former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, Champions Way shines a light on the ethical, moral, and legal compromises inherent in the making of a championship sports program. Beyond the story of Florida State, McIntire takes readers on a journey through the history of college football, from its origins as a rough neck pastime coached by nineteenth-century professors to its current incarnation as a gold-plated behemoth that long ago outgrew its scholastic environs. Illuminated in rich and disturbing detail is the hidden financial ecosystem that nourishes hundred-million-dollar teams, from the hustlers who recruit players for schools and the athletic departments controlled by wealthy boosters to the universities whose academic mission and moral authority have been undermined. More than pointing out flaws, McIntire examines their causes and offers hope to those who would reform college sports."--Jacket flap
Summary
A searing expose of how the multibillion dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576546
Cataloging source
DLC
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McIntire, Mike
Dewey number
796.332/63
Index
index present
LC call number
GV351
LC item number
.M378 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Florida State Seminoles (Football team)
  • Florida State Seminoles (Football team)
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • Football
  • Football
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • Football
  • Football
  • United States
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports
Label
Champions Way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports, Mike McIntire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There's a history here. No. 34 ; Just one more ; Apollo 13 ; Second chances ; Famous Jameis -- Excessive devotion. Insanity ; Bigness and prosperity ; Uncle Luke ; Moral compass -- Big time. Scandal ; In the red zone ; Touchdown ; Champions -- Something's wrong. No. 24 ; Getting a boo$t ; Christie
Control code
on1001342867
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780393292619
Lccn
2017017863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001342867
Label
Champions Way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports, Mike McIntire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There's a history here. No. 34 ; Just one more ; Apollo 13 ; Second chances ; Famous Jameis -- Excessive devotion. Insanity ; Bigness and prosperity ; Uncle Luke ; Moral compass -- Big time. Scandal ; In the red zone ; Touchdown ; Champions -- Something's wrong. No. 24 ; Getting a boo$t ; Christie
Control code
on1001342867
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780393292619
Lccn
2017017863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1001342867

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