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Thompson, James G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1988
The interaction of athletes and athletic festivals and ancient Athenian governments of timocracy, tyranny, and democracy is discussed. Specifically, the laws and policies of Solon and the tyrant Pisistratus are examined as well as the effect democracy had on these policies. (JD)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Athletes, Athletics, Government Role
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Wiggins, David K. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1986
The author reviews published material pertaining to the history of black athletes in American sport, focusing on the most influential books and articles, including popular literature. The aim is to assess the quality and character of the research and to make recommendations for further studies. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: American Studies, Athletes, Black Achievement, Blacks
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Park, Roberta J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1992
A century ago, Harvard University established a B.S. degree program in anatomy, physiology, and physical training. The paper examines the circumstances surrounding the program's inception and rapid demise, focusing on nineteenth-century interest in the subject and related developments at Harvard. (SM)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Bachelors Degrees, Curriculum Development, Degrees (Academic)
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Smith, Ronald A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1983
Attempts by faculty committees to assert control over student-run intercollegiate sports around the turn of the century are recounted, along with events leading to the founding of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The report of the Brown (University) Conference of 1898 is highlighted. (PP)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Wiggins, David K. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1991
Examines problems historically and currently faced by Black athletes involved in intercollegiate sports on predominantly White campuses. Many such students are academically underprepared and face issues such as housing discrimination, social isolation, and demeaning attitudes of coaches and peers. Black college athletes rarely receive experiences…
Descriptors: Athletes, Black Students, College Athletics, Educational Discrimination