Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball

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Bancroft Press, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 342 pages
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Len Bias, one of the most celebrated college basketball players of his time, died at the age of 21 of a cocaine overdose. Was it just drugs, or did a faulty system contribute to his death? Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith presents a well-written and thoroughly investigated account of the Len Bias tragedy, exposing the inside world of big-time college sports and the "forgotten" athlete. (Bancroft Press)
  

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This is less about Len Bias's playing career at Maryland and more about the circumstances of his passing and the apparent academic cover-ups that were happening during his tenure there. In other words ... Read full review

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Bancroft's very first book, from 1992! Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor explores the Len Bias tragedy. By C. Fraser Smith. Read full review

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Contents

Dreams
1
Crisis
18
A Rose
31
Role Model
60
AllWorld
80
Filling The Field House
109
Low Point
133
Joining The Lynch Mob
150
Isolated Incidents
241
Basketball Uber Alles
256
Project Survival
268
Linchpin
287
Full Circle
298
Appendix A Len Biass Career Statistics
309
Appendix B Chronology of Events
311
Notes
315

Outcasts
179
A Good Contract
202
Sack Slaughter
223

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About the author (1992)

C. Fraser Smith writes a column for the Baltimore Sun and serves as a political analyst for Baltimore's National Public Radio station, WYPR. He is the author of William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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