The University football team was given another day of comparative rest yesterday. After a short signal drill in the baseball cage, the squad went out behind the Stadium in spite of the drizzling rain and practiced kicking and receiving punts to become accustomed to a slippery ball.
If the team has not lost its fight during a week of rest, it will be in excellent condition for the Virginia game tomorrow. The Southerners, however, have a reputation for invading the North with a team, which, besides having a thorough knowledge of football, is a fast, hard-tackling and fighting aggregation and is known for its clean, sportsmanlike game. Whether Coach Fisher will send a team of substitutes against them, in order to save his men for the Princeton and Yale games, is open to conjecture.
Everyone Well by November 6
It now seems that the University would be able to send its full strength against the strong Princeton eleven on November 6. Sedgwick, one of the most dependable men in the line, and considered by some as a contender for a position on the All-American Team, who has been suffering with a twisted neck ever since the Holy Cross game, will in all probability he in a condition for active practice the first of next week. Although he has been on the side-lines for a while, he has kept in close touch with the team and will be able to fit smoothly into the present machine.
The other men on the injured list are also fast recovering. Hubbard, who was rather seriously injured in the Centre game, and Gaston, who by his brilliant work has never failed to star at right end, will both be able to play in the Princeton game. The other men who have been laid off because of minor injuries, although they are not expected to start the game on Saturday, will be available in case of necessity.