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Sports and freedom : the rise of big-time college athletics

Author: Ronald A Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Sports and history.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Ronald A. (Ronald Austin), 1936-
Sports and freedom.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)580420760
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald A Smith
ISBN: 0195053141 9780195053142 0195065824 9780195065824
OCLC Number: 18013724
Description: xii, 290 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The English background of early American college sport --
Sport, the extracurriculum and the idea of freedom --
The first intercollegiate sport: crew and the commercial spirits --
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 interinstitutional 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: and addendum of freedom --
A twentieth-century meaning of American college athletics.
Series Title: Sports and history.
Responsibility: Ronald A. Smith.
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