The Father...The Son...and the Sweet Sixteen by Paul Wieland
A College's Basketball Disaster

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There has never been a college sports scandal quite like the one at tiny St. Bonaventure University. The school's president was caught fixing grades on a basketball player after admitting him with only a welding certificate from a junior college. The university had once been a national power in college basketball, and a president with grand ideas for a return to the top corrupted his school's academics to reach that aim. He also made sure his son was an assistant basketball coach. In the end, the school's athletic director was the only hero, and the chairman of the university board of trustees committed suicide with his note saying he had "failed St. Bonaventure." The Father…the Son…and the Sweet Sixteeen is an inside look at the scandal and how it happened, and a cautionary tale about the venality of big time college athletics.

About Paul Wieland

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he author is the winner of 27 reporting awards-both regional and national-and a former professional sports executive, television producer and director, public television executive, and is currently a professor of journalism. He currently directs men's and women's college basketball telecasts and teaches courses in sports tv production and crisis communications in sports. His first book, "Then Perreault Said to Rico," was published by Triumph in 2008.
Published December 11, 2011 by Brown Hill. 128 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors.

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A St. Bonaventure alumnus and faculty member chronicles the school's basketball scandal.

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