Athletics at Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania faculty has decided to adhere strictly to the enforcement of the rule debarring men from athletic teams who have played on summer nines. This has materially injured the prospects of the Pennsylvania baseball team next year, as several of the best players will be debarred by this rule. A meeting of a faculty committee and representative students was held recently to talk over the situation. The result of the meeting was that the faculty became firmly convinced that the offenders did not infringe the rule through ignorance, but thinking they could keep within the prescribed limits. Therefore it was decided that such men did not deserve the privilege of further representing the university. Although this rule seems hard at first, it is felt that in the end it will succeed in its purpose of raising the standard of amateur athletics. So that while it may injure the chances of successful athletic teams for the present, it will prove of lasting benefit to sports of all kinds.