Professor de Sumichrast gave an informal talk last evening at the Hasty Pudding Club. His subject was athletics. In connection with football he called attention to the severe opposition now existing generally to football. This he said was so strong that unless something was done to allay it football would have to succumb to some other line of sport. The opposition is mainly on two grounds; first, because of the roughness; and secondly, because of the publicity. The roughness, he said, never could be eliminated merely by the appointment of more officials. There must and would be cultivated in future, at least among Harvard players, a spirit opposed to slugging or unnecessary roughness of any sort. He was confident this plan would succeed. As for the publicity, that can be done away with by having the games only on home grounds or college grounds. Thus Harvard would play Yale one year at New Haven, and at Cambridge the next year. In this way college interest would never wane, and it is only for college men that the Harvard-Yale game is primarily played. Incidentally, he said, this would also make prices lower for tickets and cure that great evil of extravagant expenditure in athletics.
Professor de Sumichrast Talks on Athletics.
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