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Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football$
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Roger R. Tamte

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041617

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.001.0001

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Impossible to Ignore

Impossible to Ignore

13 Impossible to Ignore
Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Roger R. Tamte

University of Illinois Press

Though valuing physical education and college sports for improving students’ physical condition and discipline, Harvard’s president, Charles W. Eliot, had come to believe in 1882 that college sports are demanding too much time and effort from students, brought on by a drive toward a “professional standard of excellence.” Eliot wants college sports at the level of “amateurs who are amusing themselves.” He tries to interest other college presidents in faculty oversight of intercollegiate competition with interinstitutional cooperation. Yale and other schools refuse, but Harvard sets up a faculty athletic committee to regulate Harvard’s athletics, and the committee begins to impose the limits Eliot is seeking.

Keywords:   physical education, students, physical condition, intercollegiate competition, faculty oversight, interinstitutional cooperation, professional excellence, amateur, Charles W. Eliot, faculty athletic committee

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