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Football Team Loses… in the late 1800s

the football team on November 27, 1885 in New York, before losing to Yale 61-0 (from Wesleyan Special Collections & Archives)

the football team on November 27, 1885 in New York, before losing to Yale 61-0 (from Wesleyan Special Collections & Archives)

Wesleyan isn’t really known for its athletics, despite our sports teams being pretty good. (I think… why–when I know nothing about sports–do I keep doing this?) This year’s scheduling probably isn’t helping matters: homecoming has been conveniently scheduled during fall break. In any case, in honor of tomorrow’s homecoming game against Amherst, wherever you are to experience/ignore it, here’s a look into Wes Football’s (pretty embarrassing) early history, including a spectacular 136-0 loss to Yale and a triumphant 26-0 win… against New Haven High School.

LOOKING FOR GOOD HOMES FOR THESE BOOKS

A friend of the Wesleyan library writes in:

We’re hoping to find good homes for many of the remaining books from the Friends of the Wesleyan Library book sale.  The books are in Olin Lobby and are yours for .50 cents each or a box for $7 (help yourself to boxes under the table) or whatever you can afford.  Pay on the honor system by putting the money in the honor box on the shelf outside Smith Reading Room.  Student groups are welcome to take as many books as they want tor a good cause.

There are also many boxes of old Arguses and some bound volumes available.  Take as many issues as you like for a freewill donation to the Friends and enjoy a bit of Wesleyan history.

The books will remain in Olin Lobby until Monday evening, at which point we will start packing them for redistribution elsewhere.