National Affairs: Strategist

Recent researches at Wesleyan, Princeton and Yale have revealed the fact that Woodrow Wilson, idealist, man of destiny, political philosopher, was once an eager football strategist. In 1878 he coached a Princeton eleven which defeated both Yale and Harvard and won the first of the "Big Three" championships (see p. 32). Then he went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., officially as a history professor—but little time was lost in making him a member of the football advisory board. Soon Wesleyan teams began to baffle their cumbersome rush-line opponents with crafty off-tackle...

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