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Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics

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Perhaps more than any other two colleges, Harvard and Yale gave form to American intercollegiate athletics--a form that was inspired by the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry overseas, and that was imitated by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Focusing on the influence of these prestigious eastern institutions, this fascinating study traces the origins and development of intercollegiate athletics in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Smith begins with an historical overview ...

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Sports and Freedom: The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics
1990, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195065824

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