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The rise of gridiron university : higher education's uneasy alliance with big-time football

Author: Brian M Ingrassia
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers the most incisive account to date of the origins of college football, tracing the sport's evolution from a gentlemen's pastime to a multi-million dollar enterprise that made athletics a permanent fixture on our nation's campuses and cemented college football's place in American culture.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian M Ingrassia
ISBN: 9780700618309 0700618309
OCLC Number: 757838358
Description: xiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The cultural cornerstone of the ivory tower --
1. Physical culture, discipline, and higher education in 1800s America --
2. Progressive era universities and football reform --
3. Psychologists : body, mind, and the creation of discipline --
4. Social scientists : making sport safe for a rational public --
5. Coaches : in the disciplinary arena --
6. Stadiums : between campus and culture --
7. Academic backlash in the post-World War I era --
Epilogue: A circus or a sideshow?
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Brian M. Ingrassia.

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"A must-read for those interested in the rise of big-time college football."--"Great Plains Quarterly"

 
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