Tuesday, April 19, 2011

19 April 1901: Law Students Thwart Sophomore Class

On this day in 1901, the Weekly Banner recounted this weekend tale of University of Georgia escapades:

Part of the feast was "eaten in darkness" because the Sophomore class did manage to cut the lights to the ballroom during the Freshmen's meal. There is no indication that the Freshmen gave a feast to thank the law students in 1901.

Over the next decade, this type of caper, and the resulting chaos to the businesses and citizenry around it, lead the University to encourage an annual pushball game between the Freshman and Sophomore classes to keep such collegiate antics to a minimum.

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