Sports and Freedom The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics

ISBN-10: 0195065824

ISBN-13: 9780195065824

Edition: 1988 (Reprint)

Authors: Ronald A. Smith

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The development of inter-college athletics in America is traced from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, looking in particular at the influence of Harvard and Yale.
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The English Background of Early American College Sport
Sport, the Extracurriculum, and the Idea of Freedom
The First Intercollegiate Sport: Crew and the Commercial Spirit
Crew: Internationalism, Expansion, and the Yale-Harvard Pullout
The Rise of College Baseball
From the Burial of Football to the Acceptance of Rugby
The Americanization of Rugby Football: Mass Plays, Brutality, and Masculinity
College Track: From the Paper Chase to Olympic Gold
Student Control and Faculty Resistance
The Early Failure of Faculty Inter-Institutional Control
The Rise of the Professional Coach
Amateur College Sport: An Untenable Concept in a Free and Open Society
Eligibility Rules in a Laissez-Faire Collegiate Scene
Brutality, Ethics, and the Creation of the NCAA
The Swarthmore Case: An Addendum on Freedom
Epilogue: A Twentieth-Century Meaning of American College Athletics
Appendix
Notes
Index
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