About The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006 | View This Issue
The outlook of tennis is very bright
this season, and if the interest contin
ues the game will be on a standing this
year with all the other athletic games
of the college.
Last year the tennis lovers tried to
get the Athletic Association of the
University to admit tennis to its rank,
but as the game brings in no proceeds
it was debarred. The tennis players
then got together and organized an
association known as the University
Lawn Tennis Association.. Officers
were elected and a constitution framed
to run the club by ; courts were put
into shape, and tennis was played all
the spring. There is no entrance fee,
but a term fee of $i, due twice during
the collegiate year.
When the boys came back this year
the association elected a new set of
officers, which were as follows:
President-Prof. Harry Davis.
Vice President-J. D. Lee, '09,
Treasurer--S. B. Rich, 'og, Black
Court Committee-J. D. Lee, '09,
Sumter; S. B. Rich, 'og, Blackville,
and Prof. E. D. Easterling.
Membership Committee-S. B.
Rich, 'og, Blackville; H. W. Hughes,
chairman, '09, Edgefield; J. 0. Allen,
'09, Greenville; H. L. Forbes, 'og, Co
Tournament Committee-Prof. E.
L. Green, chairman; B. Manning. '09,
Sumter; B. J. White, '09, Rock Hill.
The committees are trying to get
everything into shape, and although it
will be some time before all the courts
will be in fine shape, the committee
on courts will try to benefit the mem
About thirty men have already
handed in their names, and if any
others wish to join the treasurer will
be glad to take their names. A handi
cap tournament will be held probably
this fall, and then' in the spring a
tournament will 'be held to choose
players for the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association, which meets at Greenville.
A prize is offered for doubles and
singles, which is kept by the winners
for a year. Erskine has taken both
prizes for the two years the association
has been running.
There are some good tennis players
at the University, and with a little
practice there is some new material
which will develop into first-class men.
It is no doubt plenty of exercise in
tennis, and it takes a quick and fast
man on his feet to play the game. To
one on the side it looks easy, but one
who has played the game knows it
takes time and work to get the fine
points of the game (own. Those who
wish to learn the game shoild come
out and practice. It does not take
long to learn how the game should be
Last year, at a special meeting of the
Athletic Association, basketball was
allowed admission into the association.
This gave a new impetus to the game
and encouraged the players to organ
ize right away in order to put the
game on a standing with other athletics
at the University.
McCarthy is well up on basketball,
and will train the team in order that it
may be able to cope with the teams of
other colleges. Games will be ar
ranged with the Y. M. C. A. of this
city in order to give the boys some
practice before the schedule season
Basketball is fast becoming a popu
lar game in the University, and since
Carolina has made such headway in all
other athletic games, there is no reason
why basketball should not be a success.
Many of the men who learned the
game last year are back, and with
the aid of new material the University
will have a good team.
/ Jill |
Hulla, Balloo, Canec, Canec I
Hulla, Balloo, Canec, Canec I
Walh Hee, Walh Hee I
Look at the man,
The College man,
Of U. S. C.1
This and many other of our yells
and songs were heard during the
Ridgewood-Carolina game last Satur
day. There were periods in the game
when every man on the side lines was
stirred up to the highest pitch, and the
only way in which they could relieve
themselves was by shouting and bark
ing the Carolina yells. The rooting,
under the leadership of "Cope" Mas
sey, of Taxahaw, was well done, and
at a certain stage of the game when
Ridgewood was within a foot of a
touchdown, the encouraging cheers of
the rooters, coupled with the determin
ation and ability of Carolina's line, kept
them from scoring. With such men
as Ellison and Able in the back field
for Ridgewood, Carolina was decid
edly up against it. But they held them
down and made it a no score game.
The general impression is that the
result of Saturday's game will be very
beneficial to Carolina. During the
game certain parts of the team were
given a very severe test. Naturally
the weak points were exposed, and
these men will begin to work with all
their might to hold their positions, and
the result will be that these positions
will be strengthened.
The Carolina boys appreciate highly
the efforts put forward by the Ridge
wood club in getting up such a strong
team to buck against the 'Varsity.
This game was of the greatest value,
because it was an eye-opener to the
coach, manager, captain, students and
the individual players themselves.
This constituted the lineup against
Ridgewood: Quarterback, Holmes, a
player of no little renown; fullback,
Hammond, who starred on the "unde
feated" team at the Citadel. He was