Football: Dec. 3, 1928

Football writers are sentimental artists who enjoy calling things what they are not. Thus they speak of the Princeton team as "Tigers," though no live, wild tiger has been seen near New Jersey for many millions of years and they refer to the team which plays for the University of Nebraska as "Cornhuskers," merely for want of a better name. Last week, Coach Bearg and the Nebraska squad boarded a special train for West Point; on the squad were 34 men, though one of them, Willard Urban, who lost a coin toss to be the last man taken, had his fare...

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