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as present or past compensation for, or as prior consideration
or inducement td playing, whether the same be received from
or paid by, or at the instance of the Foot Hall Association,
athletic committee or faculty of such university, or any indi
vidual whatsoever. And any player who is specifically chal
lenged under this section by any member ot the Association
in writing, shall, within five days nfter the filing of such
challenge with the Traveling Secretary, file with the Travel
ing Secretary an affidavit, duly vciilicd under oath, showing
that he in no way violates the provisions of this section, and
upon his failure to make and file and such affidavit lie shall
be barred Irom participating in any contests of tin nirnihcis
of this Association. And in case the sufficiency of such affi
davit be questioned by the challenging paity, and the nrbitra
ting committee be notified thereof the player shall submit to
oral examination on two day's notice by said challenging
party before said committee, who shall then and thereafter
decide concerning the eligibility of said challenged player to
take part in contests of this association. The date of such
examination shall not be set on the day of nor within forty
eight hours of a championship game. No challenge or pio
tesi shall in any way aficct a game which has been played
previous to the (ding of such challenge or protest. Further
more, no one shall be eligible to a part as player in any
championship games of this association who is not a bona
fide student of the univeisity in whose team he plays, matric
ulated in the current college year, and regularly nursuing a
course which rcquhes his attendance upon at least live lec
tures or recitations a week; and in case a player's qualifica
tions arc questioned, he shall furnish to the abitrating com
mittee a certificate, signed by three members ol the faculty,
stating that he is a bona fide student matriculated for the
then current college year, and regularly pursuing a course
which requires his attendance upon at least five lectures or
recitations a week, and the player shall further furnish
to the arbitrating committee an affidavit stating that
he is a bona fide student of the university in whose team he
plays, matriculated for the then current college year, and
regularly pursuing a course which requires his attendance
upon at least five lectures or recitations a week.
The American inter-collegiate foot ball rules arc adopted.
Section i. The printing of this constitution shall be
done by the secretary of the executive committee, and fifty
(50) copies shall be forwarded by the secretary to each uni
versity of the association.
Sec. 2. The cost of printing shall be paid by the asso
ciation. aktici.i: xm.
A majority shall be necessary to puss any vote, and a
three fourths vote to amend this constitution.
The best wheel record for the year 1S91 was 8,600 miles.
It is rumored that Flippin spent the vacation visiting
friends in Crete.
The proposed western base ball league readies no fuither
west than Omaha and Kansas City.
Jack Kowe has bid farewell to the diamond and lias
assumed the proprietorship of a Huffalo livery stable.
F. J. Osborne is the champion safety cyclist of England,
holding a record of 2:16. He has also made 63 miles in
Nebraska towns, Omaha exce'pted, "will be content with a
state league this season. It is possible that the university
team vrM be in it.
About a 1I071M1 students commenced gymnasium woik at
the opening of the wiutei term. They were immediately
placed in the legulni classes.
Omaha is well Represented in the gymnasium. Tlnec of
the classes aie led by Hrcckcnridgc, Putnam, and Sunnier,
who uie from Nebraska's metiopolis.
The Vale base ball management is considering an oiler of
V. II. MoCiiinniglc, last season's manager of Pittsburg's
league club, to coach the Vale nine until the playing season
All students inteicstcd in athletics arc requested 'to join
the athletic association of the university. It is eontiollcd
entirely by the students and has the management of all ath
Harklcy is elated oveu his-find in tho foot ball arena. He
has been training that phenomenal snap back for some time.
The landlady thought so fiom the impression the ball made
in the minor.
A visiting lady in the gymnasium recently, on seeing'
Paul Colson decked out in his "sweater" was admiring "this
lovely form ol the instructor in gymnastics." Hotter wear it
all the time, Paul.
The champion bicyclist of the world is'Walter Wihdlc, an
Ameiicnn, who broke the iccord last Septeuibei by riding a
mile on a safety in 2:15. Windlc also has the record of 2:24
on t'.o oulinary.
Dave Rowe may be manager of Omaha's western associa
tion ball club the coming season. St. I'.uil also wants him,
but Lincoln people arc not on their knees asking him to
icmain with them. ,
The tug-of-war enthusiasm h.is failed to stiike the uni'ver
sity with much force. We have material enough for several
good teams. Let the athletic association H;o this in hand
and break the monotomy of the gap between the fool ball and
base ball seasons by a few such encounters in the gymnasium.
Hase Inll will receive n warm welcome fiom Uui. boys in
the spring and the prospects for a good club arc very bright.
For three )ears base ball has been virtually (load in the uni
veisity but excellent material is now present (or a good clubi
Haines and Hlout arc fully competent to take care of the box,
and an old player will icceivo their delivery. The gymnas
ium affords ample facilities for practice so that the players
will be in form when the team is selected. The first base
man and one of the pitchers have been doing practice, but
moie ol the players should impiovc thisoppoitunity.
Hy vote of the classes 111 gymnastics it was decided Mint
all paiticipants in gymnasium work should wear full tights in
practice with half, full 01 no sleeves, 'as the students might
desire. This is an excellent step to awaken interest in this
work. It gives the gymnasium a systematic appearance that
it cannot possess when most of the students aie dressed in
their school clothes. It will be a pietty sight to see thirty or
fifty students nil dressed in tights alike going through' the
various exercises with the dumb bells 01 nidi.iu 1 bibs, cve'ry
movement confirming with thai ol the leader. Some objec
tions were raised against wearing lights in a college gymnas
ium, but most of the eastern college gymnasiums have
adopted this plan and have found no objection to it. The
gymnasium is for work in exercising the body and whatever
dress will aid pi this should be adopted. No one need act as
spectator that docs not so desire, and therefore no objections
should be raised to a suit that will aid in the gymnasium
work. Many benefits aie derived fiom the use of tights in
the gymnasium. They not only give full and free use of the
muscles but one is less apt to take cold by their use,
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