Ken Armstrong

Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's new book, Scoreboard, Baby, is a riveting, exhaustive probe into the cesspool that Husky football became in the late '90s and early aughts. It's essentially their award-winning, four-part 2008 Seattle Times exposé writ large, published by the University of Nebraska Press (those familiar with Cornhusker football's nefariousness in the '90s will fully appreciate the irony here). Weaving in and out of the on-field drama of the Huskies' most recent Rose Bowl season (2000), Scoreboard, Baby is the definition of a page-turner, cleverly constructed to keep the reader engaged with half-a-dozen genuinely compelling plotlines at a time, building slowly with tension as the book comes to foam. Ten years on from the season chronicled in Scoreboard, Baby, has UW learned its lesson? As Armstrong and Perry point out in their epilogue, maybe not. MIKE SEELY

Mon., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., 2010

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