College Rodeo: From Show to Sport

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Texas A&M University Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 369 pages
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The first-ever college rodeo was held in 1920 at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and the sport still thrives eighty years later. Sylvia Mahoney presents the first history of college rodeo, tracing its growth on campuses throughout the West and chronicling the events, outstanding individuals, and the organizational efforts that have contributed to the colorful history of college rodeo
 

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Contents

Chapter 1College Rodeo Produces a New Breed of Cowboy
3
Chapter 2 NIRA Creates a New Vision and a National Finals
22
Chapter 3 1950sRodeo Tested on College Campuses
47
Chapter 4 1960sNIRA Tested and Nomadic Finals
80
Chapter 5 1970sPowerhouse Universities Champions and Change
105
Chapter 6 1980sSponsors and Superstars
133
Chapter 7 1990 to 1996Independence and PhotoFinish Finals
167
Chapter 8 1997 to 2003A College Sport and Big Business
194
Appendix C Miss College Rodeo
231
Appendix D Charter Board of Directors of NIRA Alumni
233
Appendix E First NIRA National Champions and Contestants
235
Appendix F College and University NIRA National Champions
243
Appendix G NIRA Team Championship Records
271
Appendix H NIRA National Champions
273
Notes
297
Bibliography
311

Appendix A First Intercollegiate Rodeo
221
Appendix B First Meetings to Organize NIRA
227

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