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The Resource Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

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Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA
Title
Indentured
Title remainder
the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA
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Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those questions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in the two biggest college sports, mens basketball and football, are little more than indentured servants. Millions of teenagers accept scholarships to chase their dreams of fame and fortune--at the price of absolute submission to the whims of an organization that puts their interests dead last. For about 5 percent of top-division players, college ends with a golden ticket to the NFL or the NBA. But what about the overwhelming majority who never turn pro? They don't earn a dime from the estimated $13 billion generated annually by college sports--an ocean of cash that enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies . . . everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. 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'student-athletes' while exploiting many of them: The ones who get injured and drop out because their scholarships have been revoked.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. Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss take us into the inner circle of the NCAA's fiercest enemies. Youll meet, among others . . Sonny Vaccaro, the charismatic sports marketer who convinced Nike to sign Michael Jordan. Disgusted by how the NCAA treated athletes, Vaccaro used his intimate knowledge of its secrets to blow the whistle in a major legal case; Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star who realized, years after leaving college, that the NCAA was profiting from a video game using his image. His lawsuit led to an unprecedented antitrust ruling; Ramogi Huma, the founder of the National College Players Association, who dared to think that college players should have the same collective bargaining rights as other Americans; Andy Schwarz, the controversial economist who looked behind the fȧade of the NCAA and saw it for what it is: a cartel that violates our core values of free enterprise. Indentured reveals how these and other renegades, working sometimes in concert and sometimes alone, are fighting for justice in the bare-knuckles world of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in men's basketball and football are little more than indentured servants. The ocean of cash generated by these college sports enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies-- everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. Nocera and Strauss tell the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA."--Book jacket
  • "In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those questions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in the two biggest college sports, mens basketball and football, are little more than indentured servants. Millions of teenagers accept scholarships to chase their dreams of fame and fortune--at the price of absolute submission to the whims of an organization that puts their interests dead last. For about 5 percent of top-division players, college ends with a golden ticket to the NFL or the NBA. But what about the overwhelming majority who never turn proThey don't earn a dime from the estimated $13 billion generated annually by college sports--an ocean of cash that enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies . . . everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. 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. Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss take us into the inner circle of the NCAA's fiercest enemies. Youll meet, among others . . Sonny Vaccaro, the charismatic sports marketer who convinced Nike to sign Michael Jordan. Disgusted by how the NCAA treated athletes, Vaccaro used his intimate knowledge of its secrets to blow the whistle in a major legal case; Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star who realized, years after leaving college, that the NCAA was profiting from a video game using his image. His lawsuit led to an unprecedented antitrust ruling; Ramogi Huma, the founder of the National College Players Association, who dared to think that college players should have the same collective bargaining rights as other Americans; Andy Schwarz, the controversial economist who looked behind the fȧade of the NCAA and saw it for what it is: a cartel that violates our core values of free enterprise. Indentured reveals how these and other renegades, working sometimes in concert and sometimes alone, are fighting for justice in the bare-knuckles world of college sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in men's basketball and football are little more than indentured servants. The ocean of cash generated by these college sports enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies-- everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. Nocera and Strauss tell the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA."--Book jacket
  • "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,"--Amazon.com
  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in men's basketball and football are little more than indentured servants. The ocean of cash generated by these college sports enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies-- everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. Nocera and Strauss tell the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nocera, Joseph
Dewey number
796.04/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV351
LC item number
.N64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Strauss, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • College sports
  • College athletes
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • Sportifs professionnels
  • Professional sportsmen
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Etudiants
  • College students
  • Ethique
  • Ethics
  • Aspects économiques
  • Economic aspects
  • Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • United States of America
  • Indianapolis Room Collection (IMCPL)
Label
Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn931476604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781591846321
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025728675
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o931476604
  • (OCoLC)931476604
Label
Indentured : the inside story of the rebellion against the NCAA, Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn931476604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781591846321
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025728675
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o931476604
  • (OCoLC)931476604

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