The Thin Thirty: The Untold Story of Brutality, Scandal and Redemption for Charlie Bradshaw's 1962 Kentucky Football Team

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Kentucky's new football coach in 1962, Charlie Bradshaw, a Bear Bryant acolyte, put his team through a brutal conditioning and practice regimen, thinning the squad from eighty-eight players to just thirty. Over the course of the fateful year, the players would survive not just brutality on the football field, but sex and gambling scandals off it that involved Rock Hudson and the fixing of a Kentucky game.

Based on extensive research, including over 100 interviews, The Thin ...

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Kentucky's new football coach in 1962, Charlie Bradshaw, a Bear Bryant acolyte, put his team through a brutal conditioning and practice regimen, thinning the squad from eighty-eight players to just thirty. Over the course of the fateful year, the players would survive not just brutality on the football field, but sex and gambling scandals off it that involved Rock Hudson and the fixing of a Kentucky game.

Based on extensive research, including over 100 interviews, The Thin Thirty is a detailed account of this fateful season, providing intimate portraits of the key participants, from the coaches to the players to the corrupting predators off the field. This is the true story of a football team that overcame the darkest of scandals to become forever known as legends.

They were The Thin Thirty.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780979122217
  • Publisher: Set Shot Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Very good read for the serious follower of college football

    I knew that there were problems with player retention on the 1962 Kentucky Wildcat football team but did not know any specifics. After 50 years the details have been revealed and no one could have ever guessed that it was not only the brutal practices but also the immoral behavior of a movie star and his accomplices.

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