The Age of Innocence: The First 25 Years of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1906 to 1931
W. Burlette Carter
George Washington University - Law School
February 14, 2012
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2006
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-6
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-6
The article traces the history of the most powerful body in amateur sports, the NCAA, discussing the regulation of amateur sports before it arose, the factors that led to its creation, early definitions of amateurism, key issues facing the early body, its promotion of University amateur sports as a training ground for soldiers during World War I, emerging conflicts among members, its treatment of collegiate segregation policies and campus neglect of women's sports opportunities, and how past problems in amateur sports regulation were prologue for the issues facing intercollegiate athletics regulators and participants today.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 82
Keywords: amateurism, Amos Alonzo Stagg, athletics onferences, Big Ten, football, intercollegiate athletics, National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, New York University, Olympics, Henry McCracken, Palmer Pierce, Sports, segregation, Student Army Training Corps, Title IX, West Point
JEL Classification: D23, D70, J71, L31, L83Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 15, 2012
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