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

Albert J. Figone


Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game rigging has been pervasive and nationwide throughout most of the sports' history. Naming the players, coaches, gamblers, and go-betweens involved, the book discusses numerous college basketball and football games reported to have been fixed and describes the various methods used to gain unfair advantage, inside information, or undue profit. The book's survey of college football includes early years of g ... More

Keywords: gambling, corruption, intercollegiate sports, scandals, college football, college basketball

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037283
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert J. Figone, author
U of Cal. Davis extension.