Minor sports cost about $18,000 last year, according to a statement from William J. Bingham '16, Director of Athletics, in reply to the petition which is being circulated by several members of the Freshman Class asking restoration of the seven minor sports which are slated officially to be dropped from the athletic program.
During the same period the deficit from hockey was about $7,000, that from baseball, $12,000, while crew spent $20,500 more than its receipts. The petition had alleged that each of these sports lost more money each year than the combined cost of the minor sports.
The Athletic Association has no figures for the number of candidates for any sports but states that the 4 per cent mentioned is the number of men engaged in intercollegiate competition. It is believed, however, that the number of candidates for the major sports is more than half the number of those men reporting for the minor sports.