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Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Man's Fight for Justice
In 1997, Dave Ridpath walked onto the campus of Marshall University as a sports-loving athletic administrator with a career on the rise. Less than five years later, Ridpath's quest to reform one of the most corrupt athletic departments in college sports, while simultaneously standing up to the behemoth governing body that is the NCAA, had all but destroyed that career. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by iUniverse
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Three things in the past year have radicalized me regarding college sports and the need for revolutionary change. First, of course, are the scandals on top of scandals. Some appear to involve morally indefensible actions by respected adult leaders—the Penn State scandal of course, but also other less sensational but morally dubious acts, such as the one leading to the recent sacking of the football coach at the University of Arkansas. Second, Taylor Branch in his magisterial Atlantic Monthly ...more