The System

The System : The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as athlete-students give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true cost? The players have no share in the oceans of money. And once the lights go down, the glitter doesn't shine so brightly. Filled with mind-blowing details of major NCAA football scandals, with stops at Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Missouri, BYU, LSU, Texas A&M and many more, The System explores and exposes the complex, and perhaps broken, machine that churns behind the glamour of college football.

With a New Afterword.

  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 132 x 203 x 22mm | 403g
  • Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint: Random House Inc
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Updated ed.
  • Illustrations note: 8 PP B&W
  • ISBN10: 0345803035
  • ISBN13: 9780345803030
  • Bestsellers rank: 29,373

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