hs-collegesport - 9/25/2007 8:01:00 AM High School /...

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25/09/2007 07:01:00 High School / College Sport Shifting role of high school/ college More middle class students College as prereq for certain careers o Means to social mobility High school as legal mandate Role of sport Socialization o Based on “sport builds character” o Masculinized boys (football) o Curbed rebellious/ rambunctious behavior  Diversion Encouraged “college community” o Unifying middle/upper class students Benefits to school o College – recruiting tool o High school – retention; encourage better attitude  HS / College Sports Originally student – controlled
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o Organized games, hired coaches  First intercollegiate sports event o Regatta, 1852 College Baseball First intercollegiate game (1859) o Pro players on college teams Most widely played (late 1800s) o Some wanted eliminated – pro baseball popularity  Early* college football First intercollegiate match (1869) o By early 1870s, many matches First set of intercollegiate rules (1873) o Field size, distance between goals, ball type  o No carrying/ throwing ball, hold/ pushing * variation of soccer w/ physicality of rugby  Walter Camp Yale player Rugby focus at yale Camp influences Took control from students Initiated rule changes
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o Scrimmage quarterback 11 man team
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