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TIGER CUBS' BUILD-UP

Oct. 18, 1954
Oct. 18, 1954

Table of Contents
Oct. 18, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Table of Contents
  • New York crowds have been jostling into Madison Square Garden night after night this month to have their spines chilled at biggest and most important of U.S. rodeos. This fall, as always, the best of Western cowboys have come East—for tough animals and tougher men nothing tops the big-town roundup

Soundtrack
Spectacle
Belmont Futurity
The Queen
Football Nuisance
Sailing
McDonald On Gordon
Motor Sports
Under 21
Golf
Tennis
Football
Health
  • In this Saturday's game the average player, who can expect one injury each season, faces his biggest risk of being knocked out of action

Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

TIGER CUBS' BUILD-UP

Princeton's freshman football hopefuls undergo intensive training to toughen their bodies and test their resolve

Opening day for freshman football practice at Princeton found 107 would-be All-Americas on hand. Veteran Coach Matt Davidson (Ithaca College, '26) had two jobs to perform: to separate the football players from the dilettantes; to prepare his A squad for the traditional frosh games, his B squad for a schedule of games with neighboring prep schools.

This is an article from the Oct. 18, 1954 issue Original Layout

To accomplish these ends, Matt Davidson and his assistants put the aspirants through a grueling gauntlet of exercises designed to discourage the halfhearted, build up the bodies of the stouthearted. At the end of a week the squad was down to 80. All departures were voluntary. "We don't cut anybody, they eliminate themselves," says Coach Davidson. Like the other Ivy League schools, Princeton offers no athletic scholarships. Princeton's football honor will be defended by boys who play strictly for the fun and glory.

ALAN DEMAREE MODELS STURDY BLOCK

Neck exercises look silly but will give protection against future injury.

AN UPHILL CHARGE IN FULL FOOTBALL REGALIA CLIMAXES FIVE HOURS OF CALISTHENICS, DRILL IN FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS, WIND SPRINTS, ROUND-THE-FIELD DASH

Coach Davidson demonstrates proper leg action for running. He has coached Princeton frosh for nine years.

Begrimed but happy after practice session, Walter Strine (left) and Phil Wallace walk back to locker room.

FIVE PHOTOS