March 1926

Why Athletics?

Volume 11, Issue 1

QUESTIONS have often been asked why colleges and universities spend so much money and time on athletics; how they can afford to build stadiums ranging from a half million to two million dollars in cost; why there is so much time devoted to athletics when young men are sent there to receive an education, and why the Army, Navy and Marine Corps should adopt such an elaborate athletic policy. These questions can best be answered by saying that the American public demands all these things. They are the things of the moment.

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