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Amateurism in College Football is an Illusion.

Sports writer Rick Telander (TAL-en-der). Telander's new book, "The Hundred Yard Lie," is a scathing indictment of the college football system. Telander says college football makes millions and millions of dollars while bathing itself in a false light of amateurism. The players, meanwhile suffer physical pain, financial corruption, and educational starvation. Telander has seen college football from both sides of the fence. He's a staff writer for Sports Illustrated and a former all-conference cornerback for Northwestern University.

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Other segments from the episode on December 22, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 22, 1989: Interview with Jim Hall; Commentary on dance albums; Interview with Rick Telander; Commentary on the update of the Nancy Drew series of novels.

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