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|Description:||xxvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||In the "trough of depression": the fate and finances of public universities during the 1930s --
Financed by football: the economics of big-time athletics during the depression --
Competitive democratic athletics for men --
Communal values and women's sport --
"The instinctive urge to compete": challenges to the anticompetitive model in women's sports --
Commercialized sport and imagined communities: the buying and selling of university connections.
|Series Title:||Sport, culture & society (University of Arkansas Press)|
A deeply researched and creative narrative . . . [that] makes a significant contribution to the historical literature of American sports history. Richard O. DaviEs"