Fourth and Long, The Fight for the Soul of College Football

John U. Bacon '06

Simon and Schuster

  • 2013 |
  • ALUMNI |
  • BOOK |
  • knight-wallace |

College football has never been more popular – in attendance, TV ratings, and NCAA revenue – yet in light of that popularity, and the money and greed it generates, the sport is on the brink of losing its soul.  Bacon embedded himself in four programs – Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern – and captured college football’s oldest, biggest, most storied league, the Big Ten, at its tipping point, along with this beloved and troubled American institution.

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