Questions for Additional Readings 2/13/2020:
The article Yale 29 Harvard 4 states that an explanation of Yales domination over Harvard (1875-1911) can be made based on the different approach to and location of football/athletics in a university. What cultural and socio-economic foundations were taken into consideration in different ways by the two power houses of higher education?
If you go back to your notes re Chariots of Fire (or to your recollection of the movie) what parallels can we draw between the British and American higher education system at the beginning of the 20th Century? Any parallels about the importance of coaches?
The article refers to the importance of President Eliots approach to sport as an important influence on place and role in athletics in the university. What was his approach/ Why and how did this affect the rivalry and the development of college athletics?
Name a couple of reasons (political, social, economic) that led to the professionalization of college sport in the US and can be traced back to the time frame under examination in the article.