Stagg's University: The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 344 pages
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A case study of college football. It looks at the birth of bigtime college sport, showing how gridiron glory and scandal were prefigured in Chicago's football industry of the early twentieth century, presided over by the brilliant, combative, saintly, but very human Amos Alonzo Stagg.

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ROBIN LESTER, a writer who lives in Pawling, New York, earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He has published articles in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Sport History, and the New York Times.

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