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Michael Sokolove

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem, the farce of amateurism in bigtime college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries, as long as they keep the “elite” athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent?

The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563270
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now.
Published: Penguin Press - September 25th, 2018

From acclaimed New York Times Magazine author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports.


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