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The Hampton Student

Hampton 24 | Howard 35
Hampton 32 | Lincoln 24
Hampton 17 | Howard 24
Won Intercollegiate Championship

Hampton 18 | Shaw 17
Hampton 27 | Carlisle Field Club 28
Hampton 39 | Lincoln 16
Hampton 28 | Shaw 16
Hampton 34 | Morehouse College 37
Hampton 23 | Howard 28
Hampton 21 | Howard 18

The above records of eight-four football games played - 57 victories, 18 defeats, 4 ties and 5 forfeited games - and fifty-three basketball games - 41 victories and 12 defeats - may not be considered great for nineteen football seasons and ten basketball seasons, yet, when compared with the records of other institutions, they clearly show that no Hamptonian need be ashamed of them.

Probably nothing in recent years has done more to bring Hampton before the public than her records on the gridiron and basketball court. Many prejudices have been softened, and enemies have been converted into friends, because her teams have been victorious, and have shown at all times, and under all circumstances, the true spirit of sportsmanship. The greatest development, however, has been the growth of the spirit of loyalty to Hampton on the part of the graduates and former students.

As the years pass, it is hoped that the student body will always look on Hampton's record of achievement and sportsmanship as a trust, and that each student will gladly contribute his part in maintaining and advancing the standards now reached. Any student who is efficient, and meets the academic requirements, will be called on to fight for the "Blue and White." Whether as a competitor, or as a supporter on the side lines, every student must work for the accomplishment of the Hampton's cause. Hamptonian's everywhere should feel a deep and abiding pride and confidence in those young men who, year after year, work hard and faithfully for the glory of their Alma Mater.

Now that the need has come for larger facilities and better equipment to continue and develop the work begun, every Hampton graduate and former student should feel it his or her duty and obligation to help provide for future students opportunities which they themselves did not enjoy. This will mean the rebirth of the spirit of loyalty to Hampton, which is necessary, if she is to render the greatest service to Young America.

Football and Basketball Players Honored

According to the rules of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association, athletes are considered to have participated in athletics for one year who play in the majority of games with teams in the Association during one season. Such players are eligible to wear their school insignia given for the various sports. In some institutions players are awarded the school letter for playing in the championship game of the season. Athletes are allowed to compete in the Association for four years. In the case of transfer to schools in the league, the one-year resident rule is in force.

The following players are awarded the "H" in football for 1920: Joshua P. Banks, Sanford P. Bradby, J. Broadus Coleman, Samuel L. Gayle, Edgar A. Long, James A. Mann, Elijah McLaren, Maurice Rigney, James E. Roseboro, Alexander Saunders, Bendum D. Shumate, James W. Smothers, Patrick Temple, Howard B. Thompson, G. Percy Watley, and Curtis A. Wood, captain.

The following men are awarded the "H B B" in basketball for the season 1921: Sanford P. Bradby, captain, John W. D. Chamberlin, David Gunn, Reginald L. Henson, Howard O. Jones, Roscoe Long, Elijah McLaren, and Alexander Saunders.

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[[caption]]BASKETBALL SQUAD FOR 1920[[/caption]]

Interclass Athletics

One of the criticisms made against athletics as they are conducted in many schools is that they reach only the "stars," neglecting the mass of the student body that most needs the exercise and the development. For that reason some educators have advocated the discontinuance of intercollegiate competition, and the introduction of interclass competition in its place. Neither intercollegiate nor interclass athletics alone have been found entirely satisfactory, but the carrying on of the two at the same time makes it possible to reach the entire student body. Hundred of boys who may never be able to represent their institutions in varsity sports, compete in all the various games in class competition and thus get the physical and mental training that they could not well get in any other way. Moreover, many boys play on their class teams in the hope that some day they will be able to make the varsity team, since the varsity squad is recruited from the class teams.

Some of the most exciting and hard-fought games seen at Hampton are in interclass competition. In spirit shown on the side lines they rival the intercollegiate contests. Every class at Hampton, from the highest to the lowest, enters the interclass competition. The ambition of every interclass star is to win a position on the varsity team.

In the first-year classes exceptionally good teams are sometimes developed. The Shellbanks teams for the present school year have established a new record by defeating the Work Year in both football and basketball games. Mr. Charles P. Hatchet, who has been working with them, is to be congratulated on the success of his teams.

The class teams afford an opportunity for varsity players to get some coaching experience. This year, Messers. Charles A. Nelson and Wendell L. Johnson assisted in coaching the '22 and '24 classes.

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