Mike McIntire

Praise for Champions Way


“In a damning, taut narrative, Champions Way shows how easy it is for college athletes to game the legal system for their own benefit. In merciless prose,​  Mike McIntire exposes how nuisances like sexual assaults and fake classes are no match for the big dollars associated with a winning  football program.”


                        -- William D. Cohan, author of The Price of Silence

“College athletic programs are prisms revealing the priorities of our schools, and our society. In Champions Way , Mike McIntire focuses his first-rate reporting skills on Florida State’s football team – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and tells us what he found in a fast-paced detective story. Whether you’re interested in college athletics, higher education, or just a damn good story, you’ll love Champions Way .

                         -- John U. Bacon, New York Times Bestselling author of Three and Out, Fourth and Long, and Endzone.​​

A searing exposé of how the multibillion-dollar college sports empire fails universities, students, and athletes, based on reporting for the New York Times that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

“Relentlessly reported, Champions Way is a rich, powerful, and at times chilling page-turner.  More than giving us an exposé, McIntire serves up a first-rate narrative that will forever change the way readers look at one of the top college football programs in America.” ​​

             -- Jeff Benedict, bestselling author of The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big Time College Football

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