One-man rebellion: Sonny Vaccaro takes on the NCAA

Jun 18, 2013 1103

By J. Brady McCollough / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sonny Vaccaro can get lost in his words, the stories tumbling clumsily from one into the next, and if you aren't careful, the conversation can really end up in the desert. But when he's on point, when he knows exactly what needs to be explained, his thoughts crystallize into a clear stream.

On a recent afternoon, Vaccaro, the 73-year-old former marketing wizard who first connected college sports with basketball shoe companies, found his focus.

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