Stagg's University: The Rise, Decline, And Fall Of Big-Time Football At Chicago (Sport And Society)
Stagg's University: The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago (Sport and Society)
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.
"Lester's attractive study of (Stagg) has provided an important contribution both to the history of American football and the general history of sport."
-- International Journal of the History of Sport