Here in the Crimson sports cube we put out six pages per week, and sometimes, like the week before the Yale game, we put out seven (see above).
We have six sports writers. During the fall season, that was adequate for covering four varsity sports. But the winter season has seven varsity teams, and instead of the nine game football season, we'll have to cope with the marathon schedules of hockey and basketball, which face two or three opponents each week.
Add to that the fact that one of our writers enters the thesis squad next month and another accepts the responsibilities of editing, and you see that we need help. Hopefully, tomorrow's winter comp will solve our problems.
To look on the positive side, here's what the Crimson sports cube can offer you. It isn't quite as easy to get into hockey and basketball games as it is football, but the Crimson is there. And there aren't as many rides to away games as there are cars to football weekends, but Crimson travel manager Dave Niemiec gladly makes all the arrangements for our transportation.
Or perhaps you are more interested in the personal competition of one of the individual sports (fencing, squash, swimming, or wrestling)? We have so few writers, that we can let you pick any of these sports and immediately start assisting in the coverage of the winter varsity schedule.
But perhaps the argument on the negative side is even more convincing. If we don't attract any new writers, there's a lot you won't see in the Crimson. You won't see coverage of freshman sports or J.V. teams. You won't see coverage of less publicized sports like skiing or gymnastics. With every writer producing four or five stories each week, we can't pressure people to cover Radcliffe swimming or skiing on their one free day of the week. And with all our time tied to immediate stories, we won't have the manpower to work on long feature articles.
If you'd like to help, we'll gladly greet you tomorrow night.