×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

A Season in Purgatory: Villanova and Life in College Football's Lower Class
     

A Season in Purgatory: Villanova and Life in College Football's Lower Class

by Tony Moss
 

ISBN-10: 080325959X

ISBN-13: 9780803259591

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


At a school where basketball is king, the Villanova football team battles opponents both on and off the field. Low on cash and recruiting power, the Division I-AA Wildcats must constantly justify their existence to a prestigious academic institution and the students and alumni who bemoan the team’s “minor league” status. This story of

Overview


At a school where basketball is king, the Villanova football team battles opponents both on and off the field. Low on cash and recruiting power, the Division I-AA Wildcats must constantly justify their existence to a prestigious academic institution and the students and alumni who bemoan the team’s “minor league” status. This story of Villanova’s 2005 season is an inside account of a football program wading through the political mire to bring glory to a school largely indifferent to its efforts.
 
Through the Wildcats' experience, Tony Moss explores the inner workings of college football, particularly the chasm between Division I-A, home of the most visible, successful programs, and Division I-AA, where crowds are smaller but competition is just as intense. As alumni and faculty question the cost of funding sixty-three football scholarships and a full-time coaching staff, Moss leaves us to decide whether the struggle is worth the cost to schools outside the spotlight and whether the game has any inherent value apart from the bottom line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803259591
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Author’s Note

Preface

Chapter 1 – Huddling

Chapter 2 – The Coach

Chapter 3 – Gearing Up

Chapter 4 – The Big Time

Chapter 5 – Lightning Striking Again

Chapter 6 – The Fourth Estate

Chapter 7 – Recovery

Chapter 8 – Bitten By the Spiders

Chapter 9 – Academically Speaking

Chapter 10 – Coming Home

Chapter 11 – The Prospect

Chapter 12 – Outlaw in Charm City

Chapter 13 – Reaching for the Top

Chapter 14 – The Rivalry

Chapter 15 – Endgame

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews