The last amateurs: playing for glory and honor in Division I college basketball

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Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. Like many others, he felt that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball had turned the sport into a division of the NBA, rather than the beloved amateur sport it once was. He went in search of college basketball played with the passion and integrity it once inspired, and found the Patriot League.
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subject_facet Basketball -- United States, Patriot League
title_display The last amateurs : playing for glory and honor in Division I college basketball
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title_sub playing for glory and honor in Division I college basketball
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