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2444 Sports History

by: Holly Melton

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History of Sports in Western History
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Date Created: 02/18/16
The Birth of College Football Early College Sports  College campuses were all male schools and produced a frat house environment  When 3 Prinston students were suspended in 1800s riots broke out  And in 1820 a bombing occurred  In 1840 a student killed a teacher  The administrators turned to sports to relive their pent up energy  During the 1850s colleges led the way to intercollegiate sports games  In 1852 The annual Harvard-Yale regada became a major event and crew was a popular collegiate sport  Amhers and Williams were the first colleges to play each other in Baseball  Crew was played between each year and was a violent sport, this was used for the freshman hazing  These games turned into teams representing the whole school to compete against nearby schools  First intercollegiate football game was played in 1869 between Prinston and Ruckers, Harvard and Yale played their game in 1875  By the 1880s and 90s it was an essential feature for social life  After New York caught on the game spread west Walter camp and Yale football  On game day Yales stadium hosted a few thousand fans  Walter Camp built Yale into a football powerhouse  Yale lost only 14 games every other year  Camp was college football’s most prominent spokesperson  He picked the first all American team in 1889  He was elected the most responsible for promoting football and developing in the late 19 and 20 th  Father of American football th  Baseball originated in the middle of 19 century, where skilled crafts people worked at their own pace to produced high quality items  Baseball was an on field version of individually performed craft, the positioning of the players and players of game focused on one or two individuals skills  Baseball is a pre industrial game  Football originated in the industrial production, was characterized by clocklike regularity  Walter was a coach at Yale but became president and chairman of the board of the New Haven Clock company because of the timed football games  Fredrick Winslow Taylor was the father and chief theorist of the scientific management movement, he went to factories with a stopwatch to time each employee. Based on that he increased the work speed by organizing the fastest workers  Camp used this method in football and believed its best to use each one for a specific role  Scripted plays can be used by coaches to use each player for a specific role  Football was like English rugby, play began by throwing the ball into a scrum by a referee  Camp established a line of scrimmage, established 3 downs, legalized blocking and legalized tackling below the waist  Mass momentum plays- a large number of players ran into the defense in order to gain the 5 yards to get a first down  Flying wedge formation- was the most effective and dangerous of the mass momentum plays. Offensive players lined up in a V shaped formation and rushed to a defensive alignment to tackle someone Scandal, Regulation, and Reform  The flying wedge gave football a fatal reputation  A handful of players were killed, in 1905 three college and 18 high schools players died  Charles Elliot was the president of Harvard abolished the sport in 1906 at Harvard  Victory at cost caused coaches to take a part in illegal recruiting practices by paying top players to play in one game  Colleges lowered academic standards to get football players  Theodore Roosevelt wanted to regulate and reform football, he advocated athletics, believed Americans should participate in strenuous sports  Muckerplay- un-sportsman like rough play  Everyone wanted to clean up football so it can still be played  The president’s son was injured in the annual Harvard-Yale game along with a death from the Union College, many schools banned football  In 1905 the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association was formed  They instituted new rules to make football safer  In 1939 they established a new rule to use helmets “Stagg University”  Amos Alonzo Stagg was hired at the university of Chicago so that Yale or any college cant steal him  Stagg turned Chicago into a football powerhouse  In 1899 they became undefeated  Martial Field was a stadium that was built to hold 25,000 fans  Teachers complained that players didn’t have the right academic standards, Stagg cheated to keep players academically and gain their admission  Football players took classes in the department in Physical Culture and Athletics, Stagg had the ability to determine the academic standards  Robert Hutchins took aim at the football department and wanted to reform the academic institution  After the 1933 season Stagg resigned  Martial Field was demolished to create a library Indians 27, Cadets 6  The NCAA and the new rules made football safer and opened up the game  The outcome of a 1912 contest between the Upstart Carlile Indian school and the US military school, became one of the most famous college game  Jim thorpe was the worlds greatest athlete, the Carlile was faster and smaller  The Indians had motivation, the U.S slaughtered hundreds of locodas sue  They were coached by pop warner, he took advantage of the rule changes and designed a play to take advantage of thorps athletic gifts


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