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“A Chief Charm of the Game”

Roger R. Tamte.

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 1152 words.

Mass play (in which offensive players bunch together, typically including linemen moved into the backfield, to pound forward on a narrow spot in the defensive line) is growing in use by...

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ABC TV

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A US national television network broadcaster that has been one of the major investors—along with CBS and NBC—in sports programming in the USA. These three network broadcasters dominated...

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Abebe Bikila

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — African Studies.

1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the ...

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Abel, Bobby (1857–1936)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 69 words.

He scored heavily for his county until 1903, when failing eyesight forced him to retire. In later life he

Abolishing the Sanity Code and Launching the Modern College Sports Establishment

Howard P. Chudacoff.

in Changing the Playbook

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 8341 words.

This chapter details the regularization of athletic scholarships and establishment of the NCAA as the principal arbiter of the college sports establishment. It describes the NCAA's Sanity...

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An Aborted Trial

Nathaniel Grow.

in Baseball on Trial

February 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9316 words.

This chapter examines Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs and its dismissal, focusing on the period between February 1916 and June...

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Adam, Karl (1912–76)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 98 words.

His methods revolutionized rowing in the 1950s and 1960s. A world student boxing champion before the Second World War, he

Adidas

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

(established 1920)

This leading global producer of sports footwear, equipment, and leisure wear is widely recognized by its trefoil logo, launched in 1972, the more geometric...

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adventure sports

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A term widely used but rarely defined, relating to broad and imprecise categories of outdoor activity and what are also referred to as lifestyle sports or activities characterized by...

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aeroplane racing

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

One of the two earliest forms of competitive sport with aeroplanes (along with record-breaking distance flights), established in France in the first decade of the 20th century. In England,...

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Aerts, Jean (1907–92)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 41 words.

He was the first man to win amateur (1927) and professional (1935) world road-race titles. His

AFC

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

(Asian Football Confederation)

Formed in 1954 with twelve founder members, the federation representing the national football (soccer) associations of Asia; the first president was...

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affect control

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

The process, identified by Norbert Elias, whereby social constraints are brought to bear upon feelings, emotions, and associated behaviours. In the first volume of his The Civilizing...

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Afterword

Jack Lule.

in Fame to Infamy

October 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 2444 words.

This chapter discusses how the stories presented in this book invoke the iron fist of myth. These are not simple, tragic tales. They are myths of admonishment and disapprobation. They...

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Afterword

Jack Lule.

in A Locker Room of Her Own

June 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 2398 words.

This chapter explores how the mythologies of gender roles are being changed by the emergence of headstrong female athletes. Since ancient times, femininity has always been associated with...

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Afterword

Albert J. Figone.

in Cheating the Spread

October 2012; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 1287 words.

This concluding chapter reflects on the continued trend of widespread gambling in the U.S. entertainment industry—which, among other factors, has contributed to the frequency of betting on...

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Afterword

Daniel A. Nathan.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 1678 words.

This book has explored different sports played at different levels (interscholastic and intercollegiate, professional and pickup) by different kinds of people for different reasons; these...

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Afterword: The Wide Worlds of Sport Text

Jack Lule.

in More than Cricket and Football

December 2016; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 3382 words.

Often in academic life, we encourage our students to develop what we now call a global perspective. We perhaps assume that there is value in situating ourselves and our...

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aggressiveness

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

The disposition of offensiveness, in which a forceful approach to sporting encounter is adopted in contest and competitive play, but with no intent to harm or likelihood of harming another...

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aikido

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A form of Japanese martial art derived by Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), in part from the established and ancient principles of ju-jitsu. The term comprises three elements: ai, meaning...

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