Endzone

The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100113848
Released: Dec 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515920915
Narrator/s: Johnny Heller
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful and respected program nearly lost it all in less than a decade, and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal, a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the board rooms, and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened, and why, with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest. But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized that it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that had made it great for over a century. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans, and faculty-and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director, and a new coach who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan.

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Author(s): John U. Bacon
Genre: Sports, History
Original Publish Date: Dec 09, 2015

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Product Number: BX00048750
Product Number:Z100113848
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Author(s): John U. Bacon
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number DD23485
Released: Dec 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515900917
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Author(s): John U. Bacon
Genre: Sports
Product Number EB00596033
Released: Sep 01, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781466891548

Professional reviews

"This is a wonderful pairing of a University of Michigan athletics scholar and an accomplished narrator. John Bacon's reporting details a myriad of ups and downs over several years at the famed Midwestern university; Johnny Heller delivers these events in a slightly scratchy tone. Heller doesn't imitate anyone, and it's just as well with this cast of characters--some notable, some not so well known--who go on the record about the accomplishments and issues surrounding the athletics program. Much of it focuses on one athletic director, whose business approach immediately changed the culture for the worse. This is a must-listen for any Michigan graduate, but it's also an interesting piece of reporting for those who follow college football, especially those who want to know how to avoid pitfalls in dealing with students, alumni, and the media. M.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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