Sport: Reform

For the past ten years the U. S. Military Academy has been the only major football-playing college in the U. S. that has not had the three-year varsity eligibility rule. Such Army All-Americans as Elmer Oliphant (Purdue 1914), Ed Garbisch (Washington & Jefferson 1921), "Light Horse" Harry Wilson (Penn State 1924) played varsity football three or four years at their respective alma maters and four more for Army.* This situation roiled many an opponent. In 1928-29 the Naval Academy refused to have any truck with the Army footballers, and the Big Ten for...

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