Indentured - The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA-logo

Indentured - The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Joe Nocera

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"How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won't anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?" In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those ques­tions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in the two biggest college sports, men's bas­ketball and football, are little more than indentured servants. Millions of teenagers accept scholarships to chase their dreams of fame and fortune-at the price of absolute submission to the whims of an organiza­tion that puts their interests dead last. For about 5 percent of top-division players, college ends with a golden ticket to the NFL or the NBA. But what about the overwhelming majority who never turn pro? They don't earn a dime from the estimated $13 billion generated annually by college sports-an ocean of cash that enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies . . . everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. Indentured tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which blathers endlessly about the purity of its "student-athletes" while exploiting many of them: The ones who get injured and drop out be­cause their scholarships have been revoked. The ones who will neither graduate nor go pro. The ones who live in terror of accidentally violating some obscure rule in the four-hundred-page NCAA rulebook. Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss take us into the inner circle of the NCAA's fiercest enemies. You'll meet, among others . . . ·Sonny Vaccaro, the charismatic sports marketer who convinced Nike to sign Michael Jordan. Dis­gusted by how the NCAA treated athletes, Vaccaro used his intimate knowledge of its secrets to blow the whistle in a major legal case. ·Ed O'Bannon,

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ben Strauss, Dominic Hoffman

Length:

15h 8m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:41


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:19


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:50


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:16


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:46


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:13


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:57


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:24


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:14


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:33


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:59


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:26


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:52


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:29


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:23


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:08


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:17


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:45


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:08


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:08


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:19


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:58


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:54


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:44


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:58


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:05


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:46


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:17


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:57


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:29


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:46


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:26


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

00:39