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Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA
Nocera, Joseph, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]

Physical Description:
ix, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Indentured tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which blathers endlessly about the purity of its "student-athletes" while exploiting many of them: The ones who get injured and drop out because their scholarships have been revoked. The ones who will neither graduate nor go pro. The ones who live in terror of accidentally violating some obscure rule in the four-hundred-page NCAA rulebook, "
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Includes index.
"Why do they hate me so much?" -- The turncoat -- The first activist -- "How do I get one of those deals?" -- The $12 suspension -- "Somebody ought to file a lawsuit" -- The confessions of Dale Brown -- "Volandatory" practice -- Rulespalooza -- The cash king of college sports -- Ahab and the booster -- The branding of Myles Brand -- "The whole thing is ridiculous" -- The collegiate model -- A mind is a terrible thing to waste -- The deposition -- "Intent to professionalize" -- "Dude, you're on a video game!" -- The "Our way or the highway" bylaw -- "Magnifico excelentisimo" -- An excess of tutoring -- "The way you were taught to play" -- Scholarship blues -- "The whiff of the plantation" -- Actual malice -- Class is in -- Block that transfer! -- All players united -- Turning the tables on the NCAA -- Amateur hour -- The sky didn't fall -- Appendix 1. Excuses, not reasons : 13 myths about (not) paying college athletes -- Appendix 2. National Letter of Indenture : how college athletes are similar to, and in many ways worse off than, the indentured servants of colonial times.
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