Sport: Homestretch

One way to de-emphasize football is to hold the games in the morning. Another is to quit subsidizing players. The University of Pittsburgh, whose eleven is justly famed, seemed to have taken the second course last week. It ordered 22 freshman football players to pay the promissory notes they had signed for the first semester's tuition ($150).

The disillusioned freshmen, who were under the impression that the athletic department would "take care" of their promissory notes, discovered to their chagrin that they were expected to use the $48 a month they received from...

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