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

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

College sports’ ignominious history of game fixing Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, Cheating the Spread recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. Digging through court records, newspapers, government documents, and university archives and conducting private interviews, Albert J. Figone finds that game rigging has been pervasive and nationwide throughout most of the sports’ history. The insidious practice has spread to implicate not only bookies and unscrupulous gamblers but also college administrators, athletic organizers, coaches, fellow students, and the athletes themselves. Naming the players, coaches, gamblers, and go-betweens involved, Figone discusses numerous...

See More And Talk Less: Teaching and Applying The Mental Aspects Of Baseball.: A Handbook for Players, Coaches and Parents.

See More And Talk Less: Teaching and Applying The Mental Aspects Of Baseball.: A Handbook for Players, Coaches and Parents.

The primary theme of the book presents the necessary thought processes specific to the execution of all baseball skills from the lowest levels to the major leagues. A secondary objective is to provide “sameness” involved in selected internal and external thoughts by incorporating a simple but necessary system allowing players to be ready to play the game pitch by pitch. A player learns to clear his mind of distractiive tension-producing thoughts following each pitch that only adversely affect execution and to direct attention to the next pitch and not to a unknown future outcome (worry) or a past outcome (distraction). Baseball book is now available in online...