WITH the first number of this volume the editors of the Crimson beg to announce to their readers the introduction of a column devoted exclusively to amateur sports. The need of some short abstract of sporting news has long been felt by many men who have not the time to wade weekly through several papers like the Spirit of the Times, who yet desire to keep up with the athletic world at home and abroad. We hope our column may supply this want, and that its excellence may prove our excuse for inserting it. The information contained in it will be taken mainly from Bell's Life, Sporting and Dramatic News, Clipper, Turf, Field, and Farm, and the reliable sheet before mentioned. Thus we hope to present to our readers a bird's-eye view of amateur athletic sports of every place and of every kind.