He lived for sports, and every neighborhood boy with athletic potential was drawn into his network.
Yet in academic fields and on athletic fields, the power of Title IX continues to be felt every day.
It took months to settle on the four mascots—hundreds were interviewed across all athletic levels.
1630s (athletical is from 1590s), "pertaining to an athlete," from Latin athleticus, from Greek athletikos, from athletes (see athlete). Meaning "strong of body; vigorous; lusty; robust" [Johnson, who spells it athletick] is from 1650s.