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Stagg's university : the rise, decline, and fall of big-time football at Chicago

Author: Robin Lester
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1995.
Series: Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a case study of college football by a social historian, which aims to bring to life the story of a university football program that had an unusual beginning, a glorious middle, and a unique  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Amos Alonzo Stagg; Amos Alonzo Stagg
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Lester
ISBN: 0252021282 9780252021282
OCLC Number: 31045270
Description: xxii, 301 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The origins of intercollegiate football at the University of Chicago, 1890-1894 --
The rise of the spectator, the coach and the player, 1895-1905 --
Football's year of trial and triumph, 1905-6 --
Stagg's university: intercollegiate football as a way of life, 1906-1924 --
The decline, 1925-38 --
The fall, 1939 --
Epilogue: after the fall.
Series Title: Sport and society.
Responsibility: Robin Lester.

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