We published, a day or two ago, a clipping concerning alleged secrecy in our athletics. We are glad to see from the Yale Courant, that the secrecy long in use at Yale is in a fair way to become abolished. It was impossible a year ago for any one of the plebs, as we might say, to obtain information about the progress of the teams, - "not even enough to base a sensible bet on," says the Courant moodily. If the bets alluded to were those made by Yale men last spring, we must allow that the Courant is quite correct, - and adversity probably will bring circumspection with it. However, the fact remains that Yale men were kept in the dark themselves about the possibilities of their teams, and not only was the public often made to believe that a Yale team was weak, when in reality it was strong, but the college itself was half the time deceived about "its" merits. We are glad that this secrecy is about to be done away with at Yale, - we wish what little there is here could be abolished also. Is there not much greater glory in the hard-earned victory of one well-trained team over another, than the overwhelming triumph of a team which has gained perfection in secrecy and lulled her adversary into over-confidence? We are not free from fault ourselves, - let us try to remove the mote from our own eye, and then congratulate our New Haven rival in extracting the weighty beam from hers.
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