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4th and Goal? The Past of the American University and the Future of the NCAA

Ohio State University Archives

History Talk continues its exploration of the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. In this episode, Origins authors Marc Horger, Steve Conn, and Anna McCullough join hosts Patrick Potyondy and Leticia Wiggins and chew on the definition of amateurism, talk over the growth of college athletics, and hash out how each has shaped the university yesterday and today.

Read More on the historical interpretation of college sports "Savage Gladiators vs. Civilized Amateurs: Rome and Athens in American Sports Culture."