The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, October 08, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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J ATHLE TENNIS 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, Sumter. Treasurer--S. B. Rich, 'og, Black ville. 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 lumbia. 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 bers. 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 TIC DEPAR[ 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 played. BASKETBALL 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 opens. 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 | FOOTBALL 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