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Table Of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Injuries
1. The Origins of Big-Time Football, 1876 to 1894
2. The First Football Controversy, 1893 to 1897
3. Spreading Scandal: Football in the 1890s
4. Football's Longest Season: The Fall of 1905
5. Football in Crisis, 1905 to 1906
6. The Game in Flux, 1906 to 1909
7. The Invention of Modern Football, 1910 to 1917
Part II: Subsidies
8. Playing and Caching for Pay in the 1920s
9. The Growth of Subsidized Football, 1920 to 1929
10. Overcoming Hard Times: Gridiron Stratgeies in the 1930s
11. Saints and Sinner, 1941 to 1950
12. Crisis and Reform, 1951 to 1952
13. De-emphasis or Demise: Gridiron Decisions of the 19502
Part 3: Half-Truths & Halting Reforms
14. The Flight from Disorder: Big-Time Football in Postwar America
15. The Professional Paradigm, 1956 to 1974