What were some of the “versions of manliness” embedded into college football in the late 19th century
Choose one (1) of the following and respond in an essay of no fewer than six (6) and no more than eight (8) pages:
What were some of the “versions of manliness” embedded into college football in the late 19th century, and to what degree were they the same as, or different from, the versions of manliness embedded into prize fighting during the nineteenth century?
Accept or reject the following thesis: The popular success of college football and prize fighting in the 1880s and 1890s was more the product of media coverage than of the sports themselves.
Draw on assigned course readings and themes in the construction of your answer. It will be evaluated based on quality of answer, quality of prose, and level of familiarity it demonstrates with relevant assigned readings. Responses which demonstrate mastery of relevant assigned readings and course themes will score well. Responses which demonstrate ignorance of relevant assigned readings and course themes will score poorly, no matter what other merits they might possess. For this reason, you are strongly advised to limit your supporting materials to those presented in the course.