Image from page 676 of "Outing" (1885)
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ll sea-son, the football player devotes himselfassiduously to college work and makesa wise transition from one line of in-terest to another. But how little doeshe know of college matters who be-lieves that only those few men whowere the center of interest for a seasonrepresented the varied athletic interestsin the college! No better illustrationcan be given of the real condition ofaffairs than to take the notices in onedays winter copy of the News, for in-stance, a daily college publication issuedat Yale University. Let one forget for a moment thegreat football team and the baseballnine that will appear in the spring, andthe track men who will contest in thedual games and the intercollegiatemeet, and the rowing men who havejust finished their class races, but whowill again prepare after Christmas andwill sit in those shells at New Londonin midsummer. But some one says theserepresent all the sports. It is true theyrepresent the majority that are com-mented on in the newspapers, the so-
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THE ATHLETIC GIRL IN THE FLYING RING:THE BIRDS NEST. called major sports. But here is thelist of the days notices given on theeighth of December. First comes the swimming schedule,giving the dates for the meetingsthrough the winter and the calls forthe various men. Then there is theseventh hare and hound paper chase;under this are given the men who havewon points in these contests during thelast few wreeks. There is a list of noless than twelve point-winners rangingfrom nineteen points down to one.Following this is the notice of the Wil-lisbrook competitions. These are han-dicap field and track contests and in-door work is beginning. There areactually thirty-three prize cups for thisWillisbrook competition alone. Calls follow, first for the universityhockey team with notices to the candi-dates, then the freshman hockey team,then the university basketball, then thefreshman basketball, then the crosscountry team, then the call for wres-tling, then the water polo men, the gym-nasium team
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