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Billion-dollar ball

Gilbert M. Gaul

Billion-dollar ball

a journey through the big-money culture of college football

by Gilbert M. Gaul

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association,
  • Football,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • College sports

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGilbert M. Gaul
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV959
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 249 pages
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27187999M
    ISBN 10067001673X
    ISBN 109780670016730
    OCLC/WorldCa900623851

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