BIG BLUE BLUES: The Inside Story of the Kentucky College Basketball Point Shaving Scandal [NOOK Book]

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This is the inside factual story of how point shaving scandals hit several colleges in the 1940s and 1950s. The most affected school was the University of Kentucky, which had won three national championships and an Olympics in the four years preceding the disclosure of how gamblers had paid players to influence the outcome of important games. Three of its players were banned for life and the team had to forfeit the entire 1952-53 season. But the story of how the members of Kentucky’s fabled “Fabulous Five” got ...
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BIG BLUE BLUES: The Inside Story of the Kentucky College Basketball Point Shaving Scandal

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Overview

This is the inside factual story of how point shaving scandals hit several colleges in the 1940s and 1950s. The most affected school was the University of Kentucky, which had won three national championships and an Olympics in the four years preceding the disclosure of how gamblers had paid players to influence the outcome of important games. Three of its players were banned for life and the team had to forfeit the entire 1952-53 season. But the story of how the members of Kentucky’s fabled “Fabulous Five” got involved with gamblers and fought to restore their integrity has never before been told.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013656635
  • Publisher: Mink Media
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 162
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ken Mink has spent more than five decades as a journalist/author.

A Kentucky native, he retired from active newspaper work in 1998 but continues to serve as a journalist, editing an online magazine. Ken Mink lives in Knoxville, Tn., semi-retired after a 48-year career as a journalist. He is editor of the travel magazine, The Travelling Adventurer (www.travellingadventurer.com), and writes freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. Other daily newspapers he worked for include the Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader, the Dayton, Ohio, Daily News, the Bristol, Va., Herald-Courier, Kingsport, Tn., Times-News, Harrisonburg, Va., Daily News-Record and the Hopkinsville, Ky., New Era.

He is the author of several books, including So, You Want Your Kid to be a Sports Superstar, Teen Gunslinger, A Bloody Trail, Nightmare on Black Mountain, Serpent on the Cross, The Mailman Murders, The Cola Conspiracy, Geezer Wars and Hoops Dreamer: The Ken Mink Story.


But he is perhaps best known as the World’s Oldest College Basketball Player. He was unjustly expelled from college in 1956 while playing on his college team at Lees Junior College, Jackson, Ky. After retiring in 2007 he got the urge to try to return to college basketball at age 73 to finish his career. Incredibly, he made the team at Roane State College, Harriman, Tn., and went on to play in seven games and scored in three, setting several world records. He was featured on numerous national TV shows and was highlighted in hundreds of newspapers and magazines and Ripley‘s Believe It Or Not. He has signed with a Hollywood producer to do a movie based on his life.
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