Forty-nine men reported at the first meeting of candidates for the University basketball team in the Gymnasium last Monday night. This number has gradually been increased to 78, and it is expected that more will come out later. The men have been divided into class squads, which have been practicing regularly every night under the coaching of former University team members. The work thus far has been very light, aiming merely to get the men accustomed to handling the ball. After individual practice in shooting and passing each squad has usually been given a short line-up, and there has been a gradual improvement in team play and shooting for baskets.