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“Do You Have Anything for Me?”: Gambling Scandals in College Football from the Big Three to Bear Bryant

Albert J. Figone

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter turns to a history of gambling scandals that plagued college football. It shows how gambling in college football has grown steadily from its beginnings in the latter part of the ... More


Campus Events: Holidays, Games, and Sports

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

As they pursue learning away from home, family, and friends, college students are left on their own. Naturally, students seek other young, kindred spirits. College campuses promote social bonding, ... More


“Earthquake”: Board of Regents v. NCAA

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the case of Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Arguments in the case focused on whether the NCAA was acting illegally ... More


The Frankenstein of College Athletics

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0049
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Football’s growth accelerates after World War I, influenced by increased exposure and participation during the war and by increased and new forms of media coverage. Colleges go on a stadium-building ... More


Integrating the Team

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the racial integration of college sports starting in the 1950s. The racial integration of teams, accelerating in the North and beginning in the South, altered the quality of ... More


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

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More


A Continuing Nightmare: Fixing in College Football, 1990–2010

Albert J. Figone

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the recent trends in gambling and fixing in college football. Despite the passing of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (also known as the Bradley Act) in 1992, ... More


Football and Caves

Carlton Jackson

in Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Chinn ended up leaving Centre to follow his football coach after the atmosphere at the college dissatisfied him. The two went first to Bucknell and then to North Carolina. Chinn effectively became ... More


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