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Besides Medical School

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published by University of Illinois Press

Published in print July 2018 | ISBN: 9780252041617
Published online January 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780252050275 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0014
Besides Medical School

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A magazine article by Princeton president James McCosh supports Harvard’s Eliot: college sports interfere with more important college priorities——the “enthusiasm of the college is visibly in favor, not of literature or science … but of muscle and bones.” Camp responds in a newspaper letter, contending that athletics and academic achievement can coexist and documenting with Yale student records that college athletes have significant academic achievements. Camp meets and dates Alice Sumner.

Keywords: college priorities; academic achievement; athletic competition; coexist; James McCosh, Camp; newspaper letter; Alice Sumner

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Subjects: Sport and Leisure

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