New Game Invented by Dr. Sargent
Dr. D. A. Sargent, director of the Hemenway Gymnasium, is intending to experiment this fall on a new game to a certain degree resembling basketball. This game can be played by either 16 or 12 men, preferably 16, on a field 100 feet square. There are four goals on opposite sides of the field, the two opposite goals to be defended by the same team. The field is marked out with a 25-foot square in each corner and a 50-foot square in the centre, the remaining space in front of the goals being occupied by two goal-keepers and two opponents. In the centre square are eight men, four of each team, and in each small square, two men on opposing sides. The men are not allowed to leave their assigned territory.
The rules of the game are very much like those of basketball except that the kind of goals and the method of scoring is essentially different, and intended to develop a more interesting game. The ball, which is the same as the one used in basketball, must be thrown or kicked through a goal six feet wide by seven and a half feet high and defended by two goal keepers. A goal thrown from the centre square will count three points, a goal thrown from the side squares two, and one kicked from the side squares will score one.
A playing field for the game has been marked out east of the tennis courts on Holmes Field.