Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Albert J. Figone

Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

University of Illinois Press
Publication date: December 2012
ISBN: 9780252094453
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Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, Cheating the Spread recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. Digging through court records, newspapers, government documents, and university archives and conducting private interviews, Albert J. Figone finds that game rigging has been pervasive and nationwide throughout most of the sports' history. The insidious practice has spread to implicate not only bookies and unscrupulous gamblers but also college administrators, athletic organizers, coaches, fellow students, and the athletes themselves._x000B__x000B_Naming the players, coaches, gamblers, and go-betweens involved, Figone discusses numerous college basketball and football games reported to have been fixed and describes the various methods used to gain unfair advantage, inside information, or undue profit. His survey of college football includes early years of gambling on games between established schools such as Yale, Princeton, and Harvard; Notre Dame's All-American halfback and skilled gambler George Gipp; the 1962 allegations of insider information between Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and former Georgia coach James Wallace "Wally" Butts; and many other recent incidents. Notable events in basketball include the 1951 scandal involving City College of New York and six other schools throughout the East Coast and the Midwest; the 1961 point-shaving incident that put a permanent end to the Dixie Classic tournament; the 1978 scheme in which underworld figures recruited and bribed several Boston College players to ensure a favorable point spread; the 1994-95 Northwestern scandal in which players bet against their own team; and other recent examples of compromised gameplay and gambling. _x000B_
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Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Albert J. Figone
University of Illinois Press, December 2012
ISBN: 9780252094453
EAN:  9780252094453
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $19.76 eBook price: $14.99
Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Albert J. Figone
University of Illinois Press, December 2012
ISBN: 9780252094453
EAN:  2370004708232
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List Price: $19.76 eBook price: $14.99