Book signing today at Oklahoma state university student union university store (2nd floor), starting 12pm and ends 1pm..
Jeff Benedict, Co Author of “The System” will visit the Student Union on Saturday
STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State University will host a book signing with Jeff Benedict, co-author of “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football,” and Boone Pickens, Saturday, October 5, 12 p.m-1 p.m. in the Student Union.
“The System,” which opened this week on the New York Times Bestseller list at #12, takes an in-depth look into the realities of NCAA College Football. Benedict was granted unprecedented access during the 2012 season to programs at the highest levels across the country at a time of convulsive change in college football. His book has ignited a national conversation on the fate and future of college football.
The book includes riveting stories on the business of college football and insightfully details Boone Pickens transformative gift and the steady rise of Oklahoma State University football over the past six years. Benedict spent significant time with Pickens for the book and dedicates an entire chapter to his impact at Oklahoma State University.
Benedict is one of the country’s top investigative reporters. He is a special features contributor for Sports Illustrated and the author of ten critically acclaimed books, including “Pros and Cons” and “Out of Bounds.” His essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.
What they are saying:
"The best book on the sport written in years (and that's coming from someone who has written a couple)."
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo!Sports
"[A] harrowing and occasionally uplifting journey -- or literary trip -- through recent history and across the country's most football-obsessed campuses."
--Harvey Araton, The New York Times
"I just read and can't stop extolling The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. I expected scandal, I expected feel-good stories; what I didn't expect was a book so riveting that I missed my bus stop...Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian have given us a thrilling read."
--Marilyn Dahl, editor, Shelf Awareness for Readers