Not Just A Game: Power, Politics, and American Sports
1. Howard Cosell famously declared that Rule #1 of the jockocracy is that sports and
politics dont mix. How does Zirin poke holes in that statement?
This is simply just false, as the two
Extra Credit Opportunity #3
Due Date: April 22 as an email attachment (Victoria.Jackson@asu.edu).
Please be sure to note which class you attend (Tuesday or Thursday).
Go to an ASU sporting event. Bring a notepad to take notes. Although not
The Boom of Winter Sports in Flagstaff
Flagstaff, a city now known for top skiing and snowboarding in Arizona.
However, there was a time where this was not true. It is a quite interesting story to
hear how winter sports developed in the small Arizona city
I.D. Essays; Your essay should include answers to who, what, when, and where (when
relevant), and should focus especially on the why and significance.
Polleys Three Types of Sports History
Type 1: (Ducks win the cup in 07)
-everything that happened in t
HST 306: Sports in U.S. History
Paper 2 Prompt
Paper 2 is due Friday, April 1 by 11:59 PM through Safe Assignment in Blackboard.
After reading and viewing the following sources
Sports Matters- Chapters 3, 4, 5, & 7
Course Reader- Dave Zirin, Bisbol: How t
Extra Credit Opportunity #2
For this extra credit opportunity, find a sport-related academic event on any
of ASUs campuses, attend the event, and write a two-page paper which
summarizes and provides your own analysis of the topic discussed. You ma
HST 306: Sports in U.S. History
The Making of Americas Pastime
Baseball, known as Americas pastime, is the sport that children grow up
watching any playing. For most, it was a way to bond with your Dad, playing catch in the
DB 4 Title IX
Over the years, the two words Title IX have become practically
synonymous with womens athletics(Ware 2). As we know Title IX is all about how
no one in the United States will be discriminated agai
HST 306: Sports in US History
January 12th 2016:
-Type 1: Everything in the past related to sport
-Type 2: The constructed narrative from the facts of the event
-Type 3: Sport in its full historical context
January 19th, 2016:
Olympic Project for Human Rights- The OPHR was instrumental in the fights for equality
among oppressed athletes in the 1968 Olympics. The leader of the OPHR, Harry Edwards, at one
point declared that all black athletes would boycott the Olympics in Mexico
Types of Sports History:
Type 1: Everything that happened in the past related to sports.
Type 2: The narrative of those events. Provide us with chronologies of events and with details
and anecdotes about players, teams and competitions.
Type 3: The contex
HST 306: Sports in United States History
Final Exam Study Guide
The final exam will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 12:10-2:00pm, in LSA 191. Please note this is not
our regular classroom. Please bring a blue book/green book and a pen/pencil.
Sports in the United States have played such a crucial part in history. Not only
has it provided many with entertainment, it has also shed light on social and
political interests of the time. Obviously, the United States has a dark history when it