9780803228108

Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803228108

  • ISBN10:

    0803228104

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2010
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Summary

The adjectives associated with the University of Washington's 2000 football season-mystical, magical, miraculous-changed when Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's four-part expos of the 2000 Huskies hit the newspaper stand: explosive chilling (Sports Illustrated), blistering (Baltimore Sun), shocking appalling(Tacoma News Tribune), astounding(ESPN), jaw-dropping (Orlando Sentinel).

Author Biography

Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry are reporters for the Seattle Times. Their investigative work on the 2000 Huskies won two of journalism’s highest honors: the George Polk Award and the Michael Kelly Award, recognizing “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.” Armstrong is a three-time winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 2009 he received the prestigious John Chancellor Award for lifetime achievement. Perry has won national journalism awards in both New Zealand, his homeland, and the United States, where he has specialized in covering higher education.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Cast of Charactersp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologue: Hush-Hushp. 1
Freezep. 7
Mariep. 17
Fragmentsp. 20
Stirringsp. 29
Louisville Sluggerp. 41
Nothing but Ashesp. 58
Face-offp. 64
Taking the Fieldp. 77
Happily Ever Afterp. 83
The Twelfth Manp. 102
In Hidingp. 109
Taking a Passp. 112
Narrowly Honestp. 122
Scoreboard, Babyp. 140
Carving Their Namesp. 151
Body and Soulp. 165
Up, Down, In, Outp. 172
Taking a Shotp. 185
A Week in the Lifep. 187
Love, Love, Lovep. 196
I Can't Breathep. 207
Story Linesp. 217
California Funp. 228
A Mystical, Magical Dayp. 245
Climbing the Hillp. 260
Always Hated, Never Fadedp. 272
Ripplesp. 287
When the Game's Overp. 293
Epilogue: All about the Winsp. 311
Notesp. 323
Indexp. 367
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