Kentucky's Domain of Power, Greed and Corruption

Overview

College athletics are all about multi-million-dollar programs, billion-dollar television contracts, corporate control and cronyism.

Six years of solid academic research stand behind the facts revealed in this book.

Referring to college athletics as amateur sports is as archaic as football's flying wedge that was outlawed almost a century ago. College athletics are all about multi-million-dollar programs, billion-dollar television contracts, ...

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Overview

College athletics are all about multi-million-dollar programs, billion-dollar television contracts, corporate control and cronyism.

Six years of solid academic research stand behind the facts revealed in this book.

Referring to college athletics as amateur sports is as archaic as football's flying wedge that was outlawed almost a century ago. College athletics are all about multi-million-dollar programs, billion-dollar television contracts, corporate control and cronyism. Power greed and corruption have turned the top athletic programs into money-making machines controlled as much by people outside the program as by university presidents and athletic directors.

Few, if any, books written about college athletics closely examine the behind the scenes deal making, how lucrative contracts are awarded and the favored few who benefit. Kentucky's Domain of Power, Greed and Corruption reveals how and why sports decisions were made at the University of Kentucky, one of the nation's top programs, how they were influenced by powerful elements that profited, sometimes by questionable legal and ethical tactics from these actions. Six years of solid academic research stand behind the facts revealed in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595159918
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 2/7/2001
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,009,040
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xv
In the Beginning 1
A Stacked Deck 13
But, We've Always Done It This Way 22
The Combative Kansan 33
Dr. Jock 72
Strong Arm Politics 87
See What the Boys Downtown Will Have 98
Whose Trust Is It, Anyway? 110
The Great Indiana Caper & Other Follies 117
Boss of Buildings, Tycoon of Tickets 129
Sweethearts, Contracts That Is 141
Benign Neglect 153
Black October 161
A New Beginning 174
A Good Old Boy Loses Out 186
Faked Out 197
Two of a Kind 209
Follow the Money 225
Color Made a Difference 237
Reputations on the Line 244
Changing of the Guard 253
No Sudden Death 271
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same 281
Epilogue 291
Bibliography 313
Endnotes 329
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    OUTSTANDING! UNUSUAL!

    Finally someone has written a book about what actually goes on in college athletics. Kentucky's Domain of Power, Greed and Corruption opens up the shady dealings to the light of day, and outlines the abuses from the late 1800s to 2000 at one of the nation's big-time athletic programs.

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