College Sports Traditions

saw my very first college sports tradition over fifty years ago, as a Boy Scout attending an Auburn football game. The sight of the untethered eagle before the kickoff was something that I have never forgotten.

College Sports Traditions

College sports fans number almost 175 million strong, and each has a loyalty to their team and the traditions they share. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,000 traditions are captured in this volume, covering hundreds of universities and colleges and almost every college sport. Featuring 75 photos that bring many of these events to life, College Sports Traditions will be an entertaining read for every sports fan.

Fiske Guide to Colleges with Great Sports Traditions

But the University of Kentucky's claim to excellencestretchesbeyond its winning athletic teams— into outstanding medical ... calendar packed so full of Southern tradition that it would make even the most composed debutante's head spin.

Fiske Guide to Colleges with Great Sports Traditions

Blue and white face paint at Duke; the Big Brown Jug trophy game between Minnesota and Michigan; touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame--American colleges and universities are packed with sports traditions that date long before the first telecast of ESPN. Now, the preeminent name in college guides, Edward B. Fiske, turns his pen to those schools that bleed their mascot colors. Whether a grand old favorite-Auburn anyone?--or a surprising addition-University of Pennsylvania--you'll be fascinated by the details Fiske brings to these sports infused schools.

College Sports Traditions

The traditions covered in this book are grouped thematically, including before and after the game; mascots; rivalries, and yells, cheers, and chants. An entertaining read for every sports fan.

College Sports Traditions

Beck and Wilkinson detail not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools, covering almost every college sport. The traditions covered in this book are grouped thematically, including before and after the game; mascots; rivalries, and yells, cheers, and chants. An entertaining read for every sports fan.

The Viking Tradition

The young women began their sporting traditions with interclass competitions in basketball and volleyball and established their own Field Day traditions as well. The World Wars, the Depression, and the banning of intercollegiate sport ...

The Viking Tradition

In 1902, Martha Berry founded the Industrial School for Boys to educate the children of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and in 1909 the school admitted women. The institution grew from a mountain industrial school to a two-year college in its first twenty-four years, became a four-year college in 1930, and has since become one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the South. This volume portrays, in word and image, the role of sports at Berry College throughout its 100-year history. Situating athletics within the social and cultural life of the college, the book includes both intramural and intercollegiate sport, and traces the evolution of the Viking tradition as it both parallels and reflects the development of sport in the United States. The story begins with the recreational and leisure activities of the early years of the school and traces the continuation of the sporting spirit from the days of the "Silver and the Blue" through the post-war "Blue Jacket" tradition, and ends with the Viking years of the last four decades. Of notable interest in the book is the development of the women's sports program, which has brought four national titles to the college; the importance of soccer to the college; the well-rounded intercollegiate program, which currently fields teams in seven sports; and an excellent intramural program.

Postwar America

Appeal Many factors contribute to the enormous popularity of college athletics, beginning with tradition. ... Prominent among these traditions are rivalries between colleges that are in close proximity or have been competing with one ...

Postwar America

From the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower, the years following World War II were filled with momentous events and rapid change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States became a major influence around the globe. On the domestic front, this period witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in American history. "Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world. A-Z entries address specific persons, groups, concepts, events, geographical locations, organizations, and cultural and technological phenomena. Sidebars highlight primary source materials, items of special interest, statistical data, and other information; and Cultural Landmark entries chronologically detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era. Bibliographies covering literature from the postwar era and about the era are also included, as are illustrations and specialized indexes.

Boston America s Best Sports Town

But big followings or not, there's plenty to invest in when it comes to the Boston college sports scene, beginning with tradition. Harvard, unsurprisingly, has among the richest of sports traditions, with a football program that dates ...

Boston  America s Best Sports Town

Boston is a city known for its storied sports heritage. This book recounts the stories behind the triumphs—and occasional setbacks—of the athletes, coaches and teams that have combined to make Boston: America’s Best Sports Town.

College Rodeo

From Show to Sport Sylvia Gann Mahoney ... Unhindered by universities7 sports traditions, many community college administrators recognized the recruiting power of a sport with unlimited numbers of contestants.

College Rodeo

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

Sports

Those interested in sports nicknames and traditions should consult Kathlyn Gay's They Don't Wash Their Socks : Sports Superstitions , Joanne Sloane's College Nicknames : And Other Interesting Sports Traditions , or Chuck Wielgus's From ...

Sports

This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.

Explaining Traditions

No other spectator sport commands that kind of intense popularity; opinion polls taken in the first decade of the twenty-first century show that fans name professional and college football as their favorite sport by a margin of more ...

Explaining Traditions

Why do humans hold onto traditions? Many pundits predicted that modernization and the rise of a mass culture would displace traditions, especially in America, but cultural practices still bear out the importance of rituals and customs in the development of identity, heritage, and community. In Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture, Simon J. Bronner discusses the underlying reasons for the continuing significance of traditions, delving into their social and psychological roles in everyday life, from old-time crafts to folk creativity on the Internet. Challenging prevailing notions of tradition as a relic of the past, Explaining Traditions provides deep insight into the nuances and purposes of living traditions in relation to modernity. Bronner’s work forces readers to examine their own traditions and imparts a better understanding of raging controversies over the sustainability of traditions in the modern world.

The Brawn Drain

It is this distinctiveness that is now examined , with emphasis particularly on the place - boosting traditions associated with American academe . The reasons why college sports in the United States developed differently from their ...

The Brawn Drain


Sports Engineering and Computer Science

In this article , Beijing college students ' extracurricular sports present situation investigation found ... and strive to build the school sports in colleges of Beijing city “ boutique ” , at the same time the fine tradition in order ...

Sports Engineering and Computer Science

Sports Engineering and Computer Science contains papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (SSCS 2014), held September 16-17, 2014 in Singapore and at the 2014 International Conference on Biomechanics and Sports Engineering (BSE 2014), held October 24-25, 2014, in Riga, Latvia. The contributions hav

Godballers

History and family lineage are what create great college sports traditions and the University of Delaware has them. Located west of Wilmington in the quaint city of Newark, the university's beloved Blue Hens football team has a ...

Godballers

Godballers is the journey of a rookie sports reporter looking to make a name for himself when he quickly discovers that life at his new assignment travels in a slower gear. There he meets a coach haunted by his past and driven by his future. In this true tale of faith, the coach must overcome an unthinkable tragedy and find a cure for his son’s life-threatening illness to fulfill the young man’s dream of playing college basketball. From the opening tip to the final buzzer, Godballers follows every thrilling moment of the season and teaches indelible lessons in life, family and the true meaning of faith.

The Athletic Trap

A Knight Commission survey conducted in late 2005 showed most of the public believed that college sports were highly commercialized, paid coaches too much, were at odds with academic values and traditions, and were excessively ...

The Athletic Trap

The Athletic Trap will be of interest to university presidents, board members, and administrators, sport sociologists concerned with the balance of power between academics and athletics, and anyone else with a serious interest in college sports and its future.

Campus Traditions

Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University Simon J. Bronner ... It reported the crime as symptomatic of the elevation of personal investment in sports to provide identity and well-being as sports moved from being a ...

Campus Traditions

From their beginnings, campuses emerged as hotbeds of traditions and folklore. American college students inhabit a culture with its own slang, stories, humor, beliefs, rituals, and pranks. Simon J. Bronner takes a long, engaging look at American campus life and how it is shaped by students and at the same time shapes the values of all who pass through it. The archetypes of absent-minded profs, fumbling jocks, and curve-setting dweebs are the stuff of legend and humor, along with the all-nighters, tailgating parties, and initiations that mark campus tradition--and student identities. Undergraduates in their hallowed halls embrace distinctive traditions because the experience of higher education precariously spans childhood and adulthood, parental and societal authority, home and corporation, play and work. Bronner traces historical changes in these traditions. The predominant context has shifted from what he calls the "old-time college," small in size and strong in its sense of community, to mass society's "mega-university," a behemoth that extends beyond any campus to multiple branches and offshoots throughout a state, region, and sometimes the globe. One might assume that the mega-university has dissolved collegiate traditions and displaced the old-time college, but Bronner finds the opposite. Student needs for social belonging in large universities and a fear of losing personal control have given rise to distinctive forms of lore and a striving for retaining the pastoral "campus feel" of the old-time college. The folkloric material students spout, and sprout, in response to these needs is varied but it is tied together by its invocation of tradition and social purpose. Beneath the veil of play, students work through tough issues of their age and environment. They use their lore to suggest ramifications, if not resolution, of these issues for themselves and for their institutions. In the process, campus traditions are keys to the development of American culture.

The History and Traditions of Harvard College

It is difficult to determine exactly the date when athletic teams at Harvard first engaged in intercollegiate competition . Recently a graduate sent me a clipping dated 1856 which stated that “ the first year men and the second year men ...

The History and Traditions of Harvard College


When Colleges Sang

The Story of Singing in American College Life J. Lloyd Winstead ... the more scripted traditions of campus life, including the indoctrination of students in college customs and, most prominently, in sports traditions (namely football).

When Colleges Sang

When Colleges Sang is an illustrated history of the rich culture of college singing from the earliest days of the American republic to the present. Before fraternity songs, alma maters, and the rahs of college fight songs became commonplace, students sang. Students in the earliest American colleges created their own literary melodies that they shared with their classmates. As J. Lloyd Winstead documents in When Colleges Sang, college singing expanded in conjunction with the growth of the nation and the American higher education system. While it was often simply an entertaining pastime, singing had other subtle and not-so-subtle effects. Singing indoctrinated students into the life of formal and informal student organizations as well as encouraged them to conform to college rituals and celebrations. University faculty used songs to reinforce the religious practices and ceremonial observances that their universities supported. Students used singing for more social purposes: students sang to praise their peer’s achievements (and underachievements), mock the faculty, and provide humor. In extreme circumstances, they sang to intimidate classmates and faculty, and to defy college authorities. Singing was, and is, an intrinsic part of campus culture. When Colleges Sang explores the dynamics that inspired collegiate singing and the development of singing traditions from the earliest days of the American college. Winstead explores this tradition’s tenuous beginnings in the Puritan era and follows its progress into the present. Using historical documents provided by various universities, When Colleges Sang follows the unique applications and influences of song that persisted in various forms. This original and significant contribution to the literature of higher education sheds light on how college singing traditions have evolved through the generations and have continued to remain culturally relevant even today.

The Political Economy of College Sports

Strong sports powers with welldeveloped sports traditions and facilities are less easily regulated . If sanctioned by the NCAA , some universities can compensate for a reduction in athletic scholarships by mobilizing alumni or others to ...

The Political Economy of College Sports


The Story of an African Game

A long inter - college tradition : Healdtown's athletic team from the 1930s , with the principal , Rev A. A. Wellington and the trainer ... the college sport traditions and rivalries were still strong during Khaya's time in the 1970s .

The Story of an African Game

THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN GAME is a ground-breaking book, the first to cover in detail the history and experiences of black African cricketers in South Africa. It is long overdue, coming 195 years after the first recorded game of cricket in this country was played at the Green Point Common, Cape Town, in 1808. This is a book that will forever change the way we look at South Africa's cricket history and help us understand where the game is heading in the future.

African American Culture An Encyclopedia of People Traditions and Customs 3 volumes

Mardi Gras, a time of gaiety and good feeling, comes out of the Roman Catholic tradition. ... Sports Classics Perhaps the most popular Sports Classics are the football classics held between rival black colleges.

African American Culture  An Encyclopedia of People  Traditions  and Customs  3 volumes

Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States

The Best St Louis Sports Arguments

TRADITION:ST. LOUIS' BEST (AND WORST) SPORTS TRADITIONS 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. Tell the Truth: Doesn't Stan “The Man” Deserve a Better Statue ... What Was the Single Worst Moment in St. Louis College Sports History?

The Best St  Louis Sports Arguments

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