THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THUi " UNiVKRfclTY ; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF -SOUTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL
ILL, H. C, December 5, 1900.
Nothing to Nothing.
Tar Heels and Georgetown Fight
Hard but Neither Scores. Ben
nett Elected Captain.
The last game of Carolina's
football season was brought to a
brilliant close. Jin Washington, D.
C, last Thursday when our boys
fought the warriors of Georgetown
University to a stand-still. Two
fiercely fought twenty-five minute
halves were played' and at the end
the score was 00.
North Carolina in the first half
had all the best of play, but were
unable to get in scoring distance of
their opponent's goal. In the sec
ond half, Georgetown held the Tar
Heels more closely and five minutes
before time was called forced the
ball to Carolina's two yard line.
'Here the Southerners," ,says the
Post, "made the '''greatest stand
ever"seen on a football field in
Washington. Georgetown was re
pulsed and Graves punted the ball
well out of the danger zone "
The kicking game was resorted to
frequently and Graves easily held
his own with Devlin, the star punt
er of Georgetown. Graves,
McRae and Oldham played splen
did game and for Georgetown,
Devlin, Riley, Buckley and Kearns
were the stars.
The game was called at three
o'clock. Carolina won the toss and
Georgetown had to kick off. Dev
lin kicked to the 20 yard line and
Martin returned 15 yards." Caro
lina failed to gain on line play or
end run. Graves punted 25 yards.
A little later Devlin punted, honors
being about even on the exchange.
During the early part of the half
neither side gained any particular
advantage. Each team would gain
a short distance by line plunges
and dashes around the end, and
would then either lose the ball
on downs or would punt. At first,
Graves had the best of Devlin in
the kicking game and each exchange
of punts netted Carolina from five
to ten yards. Toward the end of
fis t half, the play resolved itself
into a punting duel between the op
posing- full-backs. Graves gene
rally received Devlin's punts and
made several good returns, on one
occasion returning practically
about 20 ya ds without interfe
Nearly all the playing in this
half was in Georgetown s territory,
but Carolina was unable to push
the oval further towards her oppo
nent's goal than the 20 yard line,
except on punts. Time was called
just after Devlin had returned a
kick to Carolina s 45 yard line.
"TWirior the intermission. savs
- s -
the Post, "there was much sur
prise expressed at the good show
ing North Carolina had made.
Carolina kicks off and Gracie re
turns 10 yards. On exchange of
punts, Graves gains 5 yards. Ri
ley, behind Buckley's nice inter
ference, skirts end for 15 yards.
Each team got the ball on fumbles
and an exchange of punts was
Devlin drew back to punt from
Carolina's 50 yard line. McKaye
made a wretched pass and the ball
went over his head and rolled to
Georgetown's 50 yard line before
he recovered it. Rilev made a
w.ide circle around lei t end for 7
yards. Devlin on fake pass makes
13 yards. Devlin and Graves ex
changed kicks and this netted the
Tar Heels 8 yards.
It was now Georgetown's ball on
Carolina's 40 yard line. On fake
pass Devlin shot through the line
and was stopped by Martin after a
gain of 20 yards. Devlin repeats
this by another run of 10 yards.
The ball is now within the 10 yard
line, and it certainly looked as if
the blue and gray would score.
This impression was heightened
when Lynch advanced the ball to
the 3 yard line. :
To quote the Post, "The Tar Heels,
with a spirit born of desperation, here
made a wonderful stand. Kearns
plunged into the line but failed to
gain. Then Devlin took the ball and
the crowd looked to see a touch-down
at once. But even the crack captain
only gained a singe yard. The third
down was the last chance Georgetown
had to win the game, for it was a
practical certainty that if they failed
to score now, the game would end
00. The Carolina line braced for
the attack, and the Georgetown backs
got upon their toes. The ' ball went
to Devlin and he shot into the line
like a catapult. The Tar Heel line
wavered for a moment and then Dev
lin went "down and when the players
got up from the ground, the ball was
still 9 feet from the linei . North Caro
lina rooters were rather few, but they
made enough noise to make up for the
scarcity of numbers. Georgetown
rooters were silent, but they could not
keep from expressing their admiration
for the gallant defence of the Carolina
The ' ball went over and Graves
punted to the 20 yerd line. Devlin
tried to make fair catch . but failed.
Devlin punted and Carolina made a
slight return. Graves kicked 45 yds.
and Buckley returned 5 yards. It was
fast getting dark and the only chance
either team seemed to have to score
was on a fake play. Nothing of this
kind developed. Devlin punted 40
yards. Carolina began to work the
ball back by line smashes and end
runs, until time was called with ball
in centre of field.
Following is the line-up of the two
Councill C. McKaye
Rankin R,G. Kearns
Brem & Phifer h.G. Lynch
Bennett R.T. Russell
Foust ' L.T. Boulay
Osborne R.E. Firmigan
Smathers L.E. Drill
Martin Q. Buckley
McRae R.H. Riley
Oldham L.H. Gracie
Graves F.B. Devlif.
; Time 1 eepers Scheel of Colambian and
Boyle of ieorgetown. .
Linesi an Glenn of Carolina and Barry
of Georg :town.
the Georgetown game the
Carolinlt team met at the Ebbitt
House ind unanimously elected Mr.
Frank Bennett Jr.', . Captain for next
year. tfr. Bennett is star tackle of
the So ith. He is a brilliant player
and his selection is a most admirable
Shakespeare Club held its
regular monthly meeting inGerrard
Hall m Tuesday night of last
week. The papers were of the
highes ; order and showed thorough
preparition. The large number of
of a purely literary character. It
Referee Williams of Pennsylvania.
Umpire Andrus of Princeton
s present gave proof of the
t : taken here in discussions
well for the President of the
!nd for the students in gene-
first paper was read by Mr.
Blackman on "Richard III,
Shakespeare's Method of Treating
the Character of Richard."
Richard was small and. much de
formed physically as well as moral
ly. Ie is crafty and his crimes
show great skill. He acts quick
and kjills all who oppose him. His
only good trait is his love for his
Miss Margaret Jones read an
essay on "A Word for Anne and
the Other Women."
Anne was of noble heritage and
had strong managing ability com
bined with great beauty. She long
resisted Richard but was finally
won by him through cunning and
flattery. She married him for po
litical reasons only.
Margaret appears as an avenging
Nemesis,' but' this is not substantia
ted by history. All of the women
were unjustly treated by Shake
Mr. Thompson spoke on "The
Point of View."
In Richard III, Margaret is rep
resented as a fury brought from
the grave to torment Richard.
She has no mercy or womanly
Scott tre.ats her as one having
a tender heart, but eajrer for
The meeting was closed by a pa
per on "Battle ot Bosworth by K.
L. Payne. Here the poet dramati
cally shows the contrast in the
Character of Richmond and Rich
Richmond was peaceful and
trustful. He was sustained by
God and a good cause.
Richard was unquiet and trou
bled. He plead for the aristocracy
of England. - ;
FOOT BA11 SEASON OVER.
The Season a Most Successful
One. Only One Defeat. Bis
The foot ball season, brought to - a
close last Thursday with the George
town game was a remarkably brilliant
and successful one. On account of the
very unfortunate existence of -the
State Athletic Association, the 'Var
sity was deprived of its usual practice
games with four or five of the pre
paratory schools, which had always
been most valuable.
Notwithstanding this Manager
Carr arranged an excellent schedule of
eight games. They were played a
gainst the Deaf and Dumb School of
this State, Virginia Polytechnic Insti
tute, University of Tennessee, Vander
bilt University, Sewanee University,
University of Georgia, University of
Virginia and Georgetown University.
Only one defeat was scored, when
Virginia won tbeir game. Our boys
made a total score of 164 points, and
our opponents scored only 22 points,
Virginia making 17 and Xennessee b.
All of the games were big games, a
gainst big colleges with good teams
and our record is a most gratifying
one. The college has, with one or
two exceptions, stood behind the: team
and placed entire confidence in them.
But to the Varsity itself and the
Scrubs is most of the credit due. Their
self-sacrifice, their hard work and
training, their regularity of practice
and habit, all counted much for the
final out out of the team. Coaches
Reynolds and'jayne labored faithfully
with the boys. Captain Usborne gave
. t .i
us a good team, and tne players nave
all fully justified the college in the
trust imposed upon them. Their rec
ord will always be looked back upon
with pride and will prove an incentive
to future teams to work hard. A more
encouraging prospect is that so many
of the Varsity and Scrubs will return
next year. The team made a : most
excellent ehoice of Mr. Frank Bennett
for Captain and under his leadership
we will most confidently expect a vic
torious eleven to defend the White
and Blue in 1901.
The Popular Science Monthly for
November, discussing the Progress of
Science, speaks of the fact that Presi
dent Venable as the proposer and es
tablisher of the new standard of atom
ic weights, in which oxygen equal to
Reception to the Varsity.
The team on its return from George
town was given a most enthusiastic re
ception by the student body. Decora
ted carriages met the train at the
depot and they were driven immedi
ately to Gerrard Hall which was
crowded with students, faculty .and
.... e xt.
townspeople. The ttura ana lounu
recitation hours, on Thursday were
suspended in order that the demons
tration might take place. Yackity,
Yack! and yells for the players were
given by the entire body standing.
Captain Osborne, Captain-elect Ben
nett, Messrs. Foust, Rankin and other
members of the Varsity made short
talks and Dr. Venable.Dr. Baskerville,
Dr. Battle, Dr. Hume, Mr. Graham,
Prof. Noble, Mr. Henderson and other
members of the faculty spoke a few
minutes each, all congratulating the
team for the excellent work against
Georgetown and cn its brilliant record
for the entire season. The demon
stration was a deserved tribute to the
eleven of 1900 which has upheld so
brilliantly the name of their alma