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The Hundred Yard Lie

The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do to Stop It

This searing investigation of college football, first published in 1989, includes a new afterword in which the author reviews some of the major gridiron scandals of the 1990s and new forewords by a university president and leading scholar in the history of college sports.

"We ought to shut down college football for a year and just read this book."--George Will

"No one has documented the case against big-time college football so thoroughly and devastatingly as Telander. . . . The Hundred Yard Lie is a powerful, uncompromising book that should be on every college president's reading list."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"A hard-hitting indictment of corruption in college football by Sports Illustrated's lead college football writer. Telander convincingly uncovers and condemns the drugs, crime, greed, and egotism that infest today's college football game."--Kirkus Reviews

"This book is to football what the Surgeon General's book was to smoking."--Frank Deford, NPR

Rick Telander, a special contributor for Sports Illustrated and lead sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is the author of From Red Ink to Roses: The Turbulent Transformation of a Big Ten Program and Heaven Is a Playground. Murray Sperber is associate professor of English and American studies at Indiana University. Richard Warch is president of Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.

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