Fixed: How Goodfellas Bought Boston College Basketball

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Taylor Trade Publications, Feb 25, 2000 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Using extensive background research as well as interviews with the principal characters, Fixed provides the first in-depth reconstruction of the point-shaving scandal involving the 1978-1979 Boston College basketball team, from the genesis of the plot in the summer of 1978, through the uncovering of the scheme during an unrelated investigation in 1980, to the trial that captivated the sports world in the fall of 1981 and its aftermath. This multi-layered story of greed and betrayal combines sports, gambling, and the Mafia into an irresistible morality tale with a modern edge.
 

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Contents

The Odd Couple
1
The Meeting
9
The Man from New York
17
The Scene
28
Winning in Smaller Ways
43
Hoop Dreams
55
Disorder on the Court
61
PointShaving 101
76
Choosing Sides
137
The Trial
152
The Perfect Front
171
End of the Line
190
FullCourt Press
207
Aftermath
229
Boston College 197879 Season
243
Legal Terms Glossary
245

If we Lose We Win
85
Loose Lips
101
Eye of the Storm
117
Resources
249
Index
250
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David Porter is an accomplished sportswriter and columnist with over 15 years of experience in the print and online news business. He has written extensively for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Trenton (NJ) Times, and Foxsports.com, as well as contributed to The Sporting News, Soccer america and Hockey Stars magazines. It was while David was on assignment that he met some of the major players in the Boston College point-shaving case. He lives in Trenton, NJ.

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