Never a Champion: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of American Sports

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If there’s a President of the United States to thank (or blame, depending on one’s perspective) for developments such as the proliferation of youth sports and the revelry of Super Bowl Sunday, it’s Theodore Roosevelt.  During the Roosevelt administration (1901-1909), the first World Series took place, interscholastic sports began, basketball and tennis became organized sports, the high-profile Mills Commission created the “Doubleday Myth” and declared baseball America’s “National Pastime,” the NCAA formed, both bicycling and pedestrianism crazes took hold, and the United States hosted the Olympic Games, in 1904, for the first time. Come learn more about Roosevelt’s involvement in American sports!

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
Ryan Swanson 

Notice
Please read:UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s)
Class Days
Times
Location
Instructor(s)
2/9/2017 - 2/9/2017
Weekly - Thu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM