• by John U. Bacon
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful and respected program nearly lost it all in less than a decade and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal, a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the boardrooms, and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened and why, with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest.
But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized that it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that had made it great for over a century. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans, and faculty - and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director and a new coach who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan.


What the Critics Say

"John Bacon has fast become the preeminent documentarian of all things Michigan football and this is just the latest in a long line of must-read material." (Rich Eisen, author of Total Access)


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Customer Reviews

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Endzone is a great read/listen. John Bacon has told a fascinating story covering all the angles. A must read for anyone who follows the University of Michigan football and loves it's time honored tradition. Highly recommend this book.
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- Justin


This book is required reading for those who call themselves fans of the most storied college of all time, the University of Michigan. As much a blueprint of what not to do as an athletic program as it is what to do about it, there is history blended with colorful characters of the past; with just enough intrigue with unintentional dastardly deeds to make the reader feel like a member of THE TEAM! THE TEAM!! THE TEAM!!! by books end. Bravo!
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- Christopher A Hock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio