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Vol. 11. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., NOVEMBER 25, 1908 No. 8
THE LAST GAME
OF THE SEASON
Team Leaves For Charleston to
THE OAME LAST YEAR.
Styles of Play of the Two Teams Con.
One day in each year is officially set
aside by the President of the United
States as a day of peace and rejoicing
and thanksgiving-wherefore, in keep
ing with the spirit of the day, every
college of any athletic pretensions in
the country selects her huskiest repre
sentatives and sends them forth armed
and panoplied for war and ground
deep into their breasts by nine weeks
of strenuous battle, an insatiable hun
ger for excoriated flesh and fractured
bones. A breathless nation awaits re
sults, for come it has, the day decreed
by Fate, the day when many an im
perial Troy doth bend and see her
warriors fall, her glories end. The
sidelines are thronged, colors wave,
money clinks, spirits rise and ebb and
flow-especially flow, out on the
checkered field human machines heave
and puff and circle and plunge. Off
to the side are duplicate parts to these
machines, sitting half buried in sweat
ers and wraps, faces tense, lips blue,
eyes aglow with a primitive lust for
And after it is all over, after pen
nons have been furled, bets collected,
the maimed patched, the dead buried,
after Thanksgiving Day has once more
been appropriately celebrated, and one
or two more names have been carved
on the tablets of fame, fierce warriors
and loyal partisans return once more
to their homes and with loath hearts
resume the ignoble battle with their
This is a time far from us at pres
ent; for Thanksgiving Day is still in
the future, though in the very near
future; and on that day comes for us
what may well be considered the most
important game of our season.
Last year when Carolina defeated
the South Carolina Military Academy
by the score of 12 to o through the
wonderful drop kicking of Gibbes and
the stiff defensive work of the entire
team, trapping the Citadel's end runs
and choking her heavy line bucks be
fore they had gotten fairly under way,
there was much talk of the Citadel's
being new at the game. This was in
a measure true, although the Citadel
had played class football in 1905, and
in 1906 had defeated Mercer r i to 0.
On the other hand, Carolina was really
more of a novice at the gamg. By an
act of the Board of Trustees, football
had been ruled out at the University
in 1906, and the two years which
elapsed before its reinstatement, Octo
ber 29, 1907, served to wipe out effect
ually all remaining traces of the sport;
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His Coaching in Football has Helped
HE DIRECTED SCRUB TEAM.
The former Carolina Star End Has Given
Valuable Time to the Team of
His Alma Mater.
Too much credit cannot be given
Assistant Coach Douglas McKay for
the interest he has taken in football at
the University this season. His work
with the players has been consistent
and most beneficial.
The scrub team was taken in charge
by McKay the first of the season in
order that Coach Benet might direct
all of his attention to the 'Varsity. The
players on the scrub team have been
brought out wonderfully, considering
that they are new material. Some of
the scrubs have recently obtained
berths on the first team. The second
team is strong and has put up some
rough and tumble fights against the
'Varsity. The scrubs are due much
credit for their good work this season.
The assistant coach has also de
voted much time in giving the respec
tive players of the 'Varsity team valu
able information. McKay is an ex
Carolina star end of much fame, and
is well up on the new rules. The ends
especially have derived much benefit
If all the alumni of the College
would take the interest in the institu
tion that McKay has, much benefit
Douglas McKay graduated in 19o6,
and has always been ready to render
his assistance. Much of his valuable
time has been spent helping out the
football situation. The students of
the University are unable to express
their high appreciation, and McKay
will always be looked upon as a lead
ing factor in placing the gridiron game
on a firm basis.
AN ALL CAROLINA TEAM.
Left Guard-Cogburn, Horace.
The above represents a team picked
from over 1oo men who have played
'Varsity football at the University of
South Carolina, and many of those not
given a place here have played the
kind of ball that would have gained
themi a name at any institution in the
South. It would be difficult, however,
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SCRUBS WILL PLAY
Thanksgiving Game With Sumter
SO HERE'S TO THE SCRUBS!
They Have Labored Faithfully During the
Season to Aid Carolina's
Assistant Manager Thomas, of the
football team, will journey over to
Sumter Thursday morning with the
Scrub team, where they will meet the
Sumter High School of that city on
the gridiron at 10:30 o'clock.
This will be the first game that the
second team has participated in this
year and the students are expecting
them to put'up a strong fight, and
show the 'Varsity that they can play
football, too. The team is strong, and
the Sumter boys will have to do some
great playing to keep the husky bunch
of young Gamecocks from coming
home with victory. Last year the
scrubs won the game that was played
in Sumter by their fast work. The
Sumter boys will, no doubt, strengthen
the team with which they have been
playing the Florence boys, in order to
give the scrubs a pretty evenly
The scrubs are due much credit for
their steady and untiring work on the
football field in helping the 'Varsity
squad. There are a good many of
them who, with a little more training
and experience, will be comers for the
team of '09. When we think of how
the boys on the second team played
with little or no reward, with the ex
ception of a trip once during the sea
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The Civic Moot Court was presided
over Friday night by Prof. Thomas.
The case was an action to establish
title to real property. Messrs. Calli
son and Clinkscales, counsel for plain
tiff; Epps and Boulware for defen
After the court was over, Prof.
Thomas made us an interesting talk.
He impressed upon our minds that the
key to success in the study of law is
constant application to the subject and
strict attention to details, because "the
law" is a "jealous mistress." "Nulla
dies sine linea" is the motto he sug
Prof. Thomas has the interest of the
Law Association at heart, and we are
always glad to have him with us.
This being the regular election
night, the following officers were elect
ed for the second term:
G. G. McLaurin, President.
J. F. Epps, Vice-President.
T. H. Moffatt, Secretary and Treas
J. H. Sullivan, Sheriff.
J. 0. Havird, Clerk of Court
Contestants Working Out for Posi
tion on the Teams.
MUCH INTEREST IS MANIFESTED
Thus Far White and Rich Lead In Doublesi
Davis, White and Waring
The preliminary for the State Ten
nis Tournament was begun the middle
of the past week, and some of the
players are showing up well.
The interest shown in the tournament
is manifested by the number of en
tries. There are a great many more
in singles than in doubles. All effort
is being made to get the matches
played off as rapidly as possible, in
;order that the winners may have
plenty of time to practice before the
The following matches have been
played already: Gentry lost to White,
6-o, 6-1; Bowman lost to Heyward,
6-1, 6-1; Simpson was defeated by
Davis, 6-o, 6-2; Manning won from
Klugh, 6-2, 6-3; Easterling went out
to Waring, 6-3, 7-5; J. Green defeated
Haynesworth, 6-1, 6-o; Hamlin won
from H. Green, 6-o, 6-2; Griffin went
out to Rich, 6-1, 6-2; Hamlin then lost
to Rich, 6-o, 6-o; Heyward plays
White, Davis meets Manning, and the
winners of these matches go together,
the victorious man lands in the finals.
J. Green plays Waring, the winner
meets Rich, and the winner of this
is in the finals. In the doubles White
and Rich won from Griffin and Ham
lin, 6-o, 6-1. The former then dealt
Simpson and Bowman by score 6-o,
6-o. This puts Rich and White in
finals. The winner of the Manning
and Waring, and Davis and Easterling
match meet Rich and White for the
championship in doubles.
I Tn this issue of The Gamecock there
appears an "All-Carolina Team,"
composed of a number of stars who
won their fame on Davis' field. But
there are men in college now who, if
they were properly trained, would
easily defeat the all-Carolina bunch.
The following team has been picked
and is rapidly getting into shape under
the direction of. Coach Moodv:
Red Russell-Center (7 feet tall).
John Lee-Right guard (6 1-2 feet
John Hoey-Left guard (6 1-2 feet
Sparkman-Right tackle (6 feet
Cogburn--Left tackle (6 feet tall).
Carwie-Right end (5 feet tall).
Cooley-Left end (6 feet tall).
H. Green-Full back (6 feet tall).
Jimmie Green-Left half back (5
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