By Allen L. Sack

Allen Sack's booklet, Counterfeit Amateurs, is an insightful, first-hand account of the issues in intercollegiate recreation. Sack masterfully intertwines his studies as an athlete at Notre Dame with the issues dealing with collegiate activity this present day. he's in a position to cross from the earlier to the current seemlessly and provides proof that the the realm of intercollegiate game has turn into vast company with a spotlight on commercialization and earning profits and clear of the athletes who're generating the profit. hence, Sack makes a serious argument for athlete's rights.

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What happened next was tragic, at least from the perspective of Notre Dame fans. Southern California took possession of the ball on its own forty-yard line. Then two long passes advanced the ball to Notre Dame’s three-yard line. With very little time remaining, Southern Cal went in for the score, beating the Irish 20–17. A dream season had ended in bitter disappointment, just seconds short of a national championship. No sooner had the season ended than I began preparing for the next one. I had to get bigger, faster, and stronger and do it quickly.

He also made me aware of the potential rewards. He had been through all of this himself. Being with him was like a crash course on how to survive the recruiting process. As we left the restaurant, he gave me a piece of paper with a name and phone number on it. The name was Leonard Tose. Cifelli said this was someone I should meet and that Tose was expecting my call. Leonard Tose, as I later found out, owned a multimillion-dollar trucking firm that had been started by his immigrant father. Tose had graduated in 1937 from Notre Dame, where he had played on the freshman football team.

They had seen the game films my coach had sent them, and in their opinion I could play at Notre Dame. They talked with my parents and me for a while. There was no pressure, no hype. They did not follow up with a lot of written material and letters, as many of the other recruiters did; at least I cannot find any in my files. All I have is the letter of acceptance from the admissions office. A month or so later, Cifelli took me out to dinner in Philadelphia. He was one of the nicest men I met during the recruiting process.

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