EVILS WHICH THREATEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS

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Is the title of a provocative essay by the director of physical education at U. Penn., Dr. R. Tait McKenzie, whose work in the field one suspects will have historical importanceIn particular it will be interesting to see whether, in the next century or so, these concerns about college sports persist:

The competitor is elevated and separated into a special class apart from his fellows, requiring separate quarters, special diet, and consequent privileges to make the drudgery less irksome.

The publicity that accompanies the contests puts them into the class of public spectacles for which spectators pay to see and so acquire rights over the players, who become mere performers.

The winning of the game becomes more important that the observance of the spirit of the law and the practice of fair play. It is the professional motive, which is gain, replacing the amateur motive, which is the thrill of the contest.eld, and so be able to nightly record all that takes place.

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