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Big Ten Event with John U. Bacon

Please welcome John U. Bacon, the New York Times best-selling author of the new book FOURTH AND LONG: The Fight for the Soul of College Football for an engaging conversation at Famous Pub on 11/19/2013.


Fourth and Long
The Fight for the Soul of College Football 
 
 
 
Tuesday, November 19th
Famous Pub - Druid Hills
 
a fast-paced, engaging conversation about B1G football
w/ John U. Bacon 
 
 
 
 
The Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Northwestern B1G Clubs of Atlanta proudly welcome John U. Bacon, the New Your Times best-selling author of the new book FOURTH AND LONG: The Fight for the Soul of College Football, for a fast-paced, engaging conversation about Big Ten football.  John is a writer in love with an old game-a game he sees in grave danger.  During his talk, Bacon discusses:
  • A year in Coach O'Brien's tenure at Penn State, what remains of Joe Paterno's Grand Experiment, and what lessons can be learned?  How did the Penn State coaches and players respond when the NCAA sanctions hit?
  • How did the players at Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State and Northwestern impress Bacon?  What does he think about their leaders?
  • How has the role of athletic director changed, and why is it bad for college football?  Why do the leaders of the sport not understand why their paying fans love it?
  • How did the "musical chairs" among conferences start, how it will end, and how is it damaging college football?
  • What would Bacon do to fix this mess, once and for all? 

 
“John U. Bacon went deep inside the world of college football, penetrating the locker room doors to meet some players you 
won’t forget and, most amazingly, learn the secrets coaches protect more fiercely than the CIA. By getting so close to the 
heart of the sport, Bacon reminds us what we love about our greatest game.” 
—John Saunders, Emmy-nominated studio host of ESPN and ABC College Football 

 
“No one knows the Big Ten better than John U. Bacon, so it's no surprise he picked the perfect football season to chronicle in his 
groundbreaking book, Fourth and Long. The Big Ten is at the vortex of so many issues in college sports, and Bacon expertly 
covers them all.”
—Christine Brennan, USA Today national sports columnist and bestselling author of Best Seat in the House 

 
 “John U. Bacon has gotten to the core of the tug-of-war between the players and fans on one side, and the people running college 
sports exclusively for their own profit on the other. Bacon provides unique perspective that causes even the most ardent 
supporter of the status quo to question the future of this cherished American institution.”
—Jay Bilas, ESPN basketball analyst and best-selling author of Toughness 


JOHN U. BACON is the author of Three and Out, a New York Times bestseller, and five other books. He gives 
weekly commentary on Michigan Radio, teaches at the University of Michigan and at Northwestern’s Medill 
School of Journalism, and speaks nationwide on leadership and diversity. Learn more at www.johnubacon.com 


Event Tickets: $20
Famous Pub 2947 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, 404-633-3555