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Don't get me started on the blatant hypocrisy I've watched over the past 22 years since taking a class in Sports Law in law school, a period over which the NCAA has repeatedly violated the precepts of basic fairness (forget about due process rights) that should have protected numerous student-athletes (and a few coaches), as the NCAA has run roughshod carrying the NCAA "rulebook" and in the name of "preserving" "amateurism" in college athletics (can I get a Hallelujah?!?!), while it, its member schools and their respective conferences have negotiated and signed astronomically $$expanding$$ TV and bowl contracts and marketed themselves into a CASH COW business rapidly approaching the scale of the NFL and MLB.
There's not a chapter in this book that isn't impeccably researched, well-written and eye-popping in its collection of assorted ironies on the positions taken by the NCAA and its Goon Squad (equated by numerous people to the Gestapo) bent on dashing the hopes of young athletes, their parents and even seeming to get very personal in their vendettas.
If you're a college athlete (no matter the division) or a college sports fan, I think you'll find this book very enlightening and, at times, extremely infuriating.
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The last three chapters drive home the need to pay especially college football and basketball players. The author tried to be as fair as possible but ultimately advocates what I think is the correct point of view.