More Than Just a Game

More Than Just a Game

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This book examines major sports, both professional and intercollegiate, from baseball, football, and basketball to golf, tennis, stock car racing, and extreme sports, to explain how sports became a multibillion-dollar industry as well as a major influence on and reflection of American society. Jay also shows how sports have helped shape racial, gender, national, and class identities.Then in 1954, the a€œIvy Groupa€ announced the adoption of a yearly round-robin schedule in football to start in 1956. ... Pennsylvania, which had created its football schedule to include games against the University of Michigan and other big-time schools before the decision, went ... new offensive formationsa€”the I- formation by John McKay at the University of Southern California; the veer by Bill Yeoman atanbsp;...

Title:More Than Just a Game
Author: Kathryn Jay
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13

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