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Countdown to Kickoff: A Short Story about College Sports in Our Times

Countdown to Kickoff: A Short Story about College Sports in Our Times

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by Larry LaForge
     
 

Anticipation is running high for the opening of football season, but things are not what they seem. Technology, economics, and social norms intersect to create a new phenomenon in the wacky world of college football.

Overview

Anticipation is running high for the opening of football season, but things are not what they seem. Technology, economics, and social norms intersect to create a new phenomenon in the wacky world of college football.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032965961
Publisher:
Larry LaForge
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
577,904
File size:
211 KB

Meet the Author

Larry LaForge spent thirty-five years in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and active member of the academic community. He taught business management courses at every level from undergraduate students to doctoral students, received major research grants, published in top journals, directed dissertations, and served on editorial boards. He also advised student organizations, chaired major campus committees, and worked closely with athletics as a faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Dr. LaForge received significant professional awards during his academic career. Clemson University named him Alumni Distinguished Professor of Management for his work with undergraduate students. The Clemson faculty recognized him with the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, their highest honor. Student government at Clemson honored him with the Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him 1995 South Carolina Professor of the Year. In 1996 he was named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

He received his B.S. from Clemson, and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

As an independent author, Larry LaForge draws on his experiences in higher education and college sports to create stories that illustrate interesting issues and dilemmas in our times.

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Countdown to Kickoff: A Short Story about College Sports in Our Times 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short story about the leadup to yet another college football season. Its fairly interesting, but I think it could be more submersive in behind the scenes detail, such as how the coaches and players are prparing for the Big Game, not just the superfans. For a quick read that keeps your attention, I recommend it. If you want a longer read, I recommrnd another Larry LaForge title, Johnson & Johnson, which is also about college footbal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago