Next year's eight-game football schedule contains two significant changes.
1) Instead of playing a small local school, such as Tufts or UMass, the varsity will play Ohio University, a small, distant school. The Crimson thus may be saved the ignominy of defeat at the hands of fired-up locals.
2) The varsity will open against an Ivy League school, Cornell, which follows the same rules on pre-season practice as Harvard, and against which the Crimson will have every reason to go all out.
The schedule: Oct. 5, Cornell; 12, Ohio; 19, Columbia; 26, Dartmouth; Nov. 2, at Penn; 9, Princeton; 16, Brown; 23, at Yale.