Marshall University, the Ncaa, and One Man’S Fight for Justice
Author: B. David Ridpath
Category: Sports & Recreation
In 1997, Dave Ridpath walked onto the campus of Marshall University as a sports-loving athletic administrator with a career on the rise. Less than five years later, Ridpaths quest to reform one of the most corrupt athletic departments in college sports, while simultaneously standing up to the behemoth governing body that is the NCAA, had all but destroyed that career. While serving as assistant athletic director for compliance and student services at Marshall University from 1997 through 2001, Ridpath unearthed violations of several NCAA rules. These violations included overt academic fraud and impermissible, booster-devised employment for members of the Marshall University football teama team had taken the nation by storm because of its incredible success on the field. Ridpath now chronicles his experiences through this trying time in Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Mans Fight for Justice. Instead of being hailed as a conquering hero determined to clean up an outlaw program, Ridpath had the tables turned on him. He found himself out of a job when Marshall University and the NCAA determined that the path of least resistance would be to remove him rather than address the issues head-on. With this action, they hoped to avoid damaging the university, the athletic department, and the NCAA overall. This story is about more than the NCAA or Marshall University. It is about the state of the business of intercollegiate athletics told by someone on the inside who lived itthe good and the bad.
Finalist Award in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction Category. Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town. This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates. When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated. With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero. Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it's primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she's capable of so much more than she ever thought possible. Shade is a YA Paranormal Mystery novel.
This is a special edition of books 1-3 in The Mystic Series. Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery paranormal tale. Book 1: Descension After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself. Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side. Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her. Book 2: Impassion According to the fairy tales Layla Callaway read as a child, she'd stepped into one. She suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Oregon, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. But her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life. Quin Kavanagh wants nothing more than to shed his playboy past and devote himself to Layla, but his womanizing reputation threatens to destroy their budding relationship and shatter his dreams. Obsessed with Layla's immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there's a stranger lurking much closer to Layla's new home, and he's closing in quicker than anyone knows. Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. Book 3: Deception Layla Callaway has found comfort in her new role as a coven member, and she’s declared her love for the heartthrob who led her home, but as beautiful as her life appears, it’s shadowed by the evil threatening to rip it away. After years of meaningless flings, Quin Kavanagh has finally found love in Layla and yearns to keep her close, but the strength and longevity of their relationship is tested by Finley, a powerful wizard who promises to rid Layla’s life of danger… then claim her as his reward. They’ve attacked once, leaving Layla with grievous injuries, and the worst has yet to come. The Stranger has drawn closer than anyone knows. And with the disappearance of his lieutenant, Agro is on a rampage, determined to get his witch… or make her family pay. If you love hot alpha males, strong heroines, paranormal magic, lots of sexy times, battles of good vs. evil, and epic love stories, you’ll want to one-click The Mystic Series today!
Ever wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN. What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn't know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries! REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won't stop until your neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?
NEW YORK – Protagonist Chris Low is a selfish, arrogant and hugely famous rhythm and blues Singer who’s on the verge of losing it all in the new book “Th e Real Love Series Book 1: Chris Low Superstar” from Talib Abdul Muhammad. “It’s a story about love, real love, and discovering the things in one’s life that are truly important,” Muhammad says. “It’s about the importance of respecting the people in our lives who love us and it’s also about the power of forgiveness.” Chris Low is the biggest r&b star on the planet and he thinks that the world revolves solely around him, until suddenly his world starts to unravel due to his infi delity and arrogance. First his girlfriend of eight years, Coco leaves him after she catches him cheating on her with a fan. Then he puts his singing career in serious jeopardy after demanding that he be released from the record label that gave him his start. But the owner of the label Jacob Monroe refuses to release him and sets out to destroy Chris when Chris’s manager plays dirty. In the midst of him fighting for his career and his woman, his mother, Clare is forced to reveal to him a shameful secret that she’s been keeping for 40 years. A secret that will change his life! Readers will witness love, lust, betrayal and revenge unfold between the pages of this riveting, dramatic and sometimes humorous and touching novel. The real life issues that this book touches will surely make Muhammad’s message- Life is bigger than any one person’s ego- real for all who read it. “My book is not mushy and far-fetched,” Muhammad says. “It is very entertaining, but it is real. It doesn’t try to make the characters lovable all the time. It makes them human instead.”
Janet Maple's stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie. Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?
The Accursed Archangels series is a breakneck urban fantasy adventure which will appeal to readers of angels, demons, paranormal thrillers, reverse harems, and supernatural lore. Banished from paradise, she'll risk it all for one last chance to return. Thalia Brennan must find a way back through the gates of Purgatory to be with her family. Tasked with killing souls so vile while on Earth, this solitary huntress collects their darkness as currency back into Heaven. Unfortunately, there are some who will stop at nothing to stop her. Luckily, there's some handsome allies who are just as determined to assist her with whatever means possible. Books in this omnibus: The Unbreakable Curse The Cursed Labyrinth The Irredeemable Soul
“When Kristia discovers that her new boyfriend is the Norse god of winter, she’s plunged into a world beyond her wildest dreams… A breathtaking fantasy series brimming with romance, magic, and danger!” -Bookbub From international bestselling author S.T. Bende comes the complete story of The Elsker Saga (Books 1-3, PLUS novella). When bookish student Kristia Tostenson discovers her new boyfriend is the Norse God of Winter, her orderly life becomes very messy. With Ragnarok, the end of days, on the horizon and a lunatic haunting her dreams, Kristia has to find a way to convince Ull that breaking the rules is the only way to survive; that defying the order he's sworn to uphold is their only chance to be together. And when someone starts asking the wrong questions, Kristia realizes the crazy visions she's had all her life might be the key to saving their realms... even if they end up costing her her life. The Elsker Saga Box Set includes all three books in S.T. Bende’s internationally bestselling ELSKER SAGA, plus the bonus novella, TUR. ELSKER: Bookish Kristia is stunned to discover that her boyfriend, Ull Myhr, isn’t even human. He’s a Norse god, forbidden to love and destined to die in a battle that will destroy Earth. But these two just might break all the rules — and save the world while they’re at it… ENDRE: Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak--not only for Kristia, but also for the god who loves her. While Ull would do anything to protect his bride, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse. Ragnarok is coming . . . and the gods aren't even close to ready. TRO: As things heat up between Kristia and Ull, a frost settles over Asgard. Kristia's barely begun to understand what she's capable of, and controlling her powers seems completely out of her grasp. With her new family fighting for their lives, and Ull fighting for their future, Kristia has to make a devastating choice: preserve the life she loves, or protect the god she can't live without? TUR: Inga Andersson has it all—great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her world comes crashing down. With Ragnarok on the horizon, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because once the battle begins, Inga’s perfekt life will be nothing more than a memory.
The fascinating collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.
Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K-9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K-9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set! When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son. A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can't remember who tried to kill her. An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K-9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer's target. This box set includes: TRACKING JUSTICE BY SHIRLEE MCCOY DETECTION MISSION BY MARGARET DALEY GUARD DUTY BY SHARON DUNN Look for more Texas K-9 Unit books sold separately: EXPLOSIVE SECRETS BY VALERIE HANSEN SCENT OF DANGER BY TERRI REED LONESTAR PROTECTOR BY LENORA WORTH TEXAS K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE MCCOY AND TERRI REED