Sole Influence by Dan Wetzel
Basketball, Corporate Greed, and the Corruption of America's Youth

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Explosive and controversial, this expos uncovers the exploitation of college, high school, and even junior high basketball players by the billion-dollar atheltic shoe companies competing for national endorsements. photo insert.

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Dan Wetzel is a national sports columnist for Yahoo! Sports. The award-winning sportswriter, author, and screenwriter has covered all levels of basketball, as well as college football, the NFL, Major League Baseball, and the NHL. He was previously national college basketball columnist for CBS Sports online and has won numerous national writing awards. He has also been featured in several editions of" The Best American Sports Writing" and is the coauthor of the critically acclaimed investigative book "Sole Influence". Wetzel graduated with a political science degree from the University of Massachusetts. Don Yaeger was an Associate Editor at Sports Illustrated magazine. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestselling Under the Tarnished Dome and the critically acclaimed Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, son, and daughter.
Published October 1, 2000 by Grand Central Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Although stars of other sports and genders have been signed (golf’s Tiger Woods and WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw), the companies’ focus is generally on men’s basketball, as they leave no stone unturned in their attempt to find “the next Mike.” Wetzel (managing editor of Basketball Times) and Yaeger ...

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