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Sports History Files: The original sins of college football

TweetThe violence, crippling injuries, academic short cuts and other dysfunctional components of the present-day world of college football are hardly new. Nor do they date back only a half-century or so, when the NCAA finally modernized in the early 1950s, cracked down on rule-breakers and reigned in athletic departments that wanted to cut their own […]

Sports History Files: A new blog for American games

TweetEarlier this month a group of academics (a number of them Ph.D. candidates) launched a blog devoted to American sports history that they’ve titled, appropriately enough, “Sport in American History.” The blog also has a Twitter account and a Facebook page. The posts thus far have included examinations of Donald Sterling, the college athletic unionization […]