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Brandeis Eleven to Ride Again

July 14, 1971
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Brandeis University, which last fielded a varsity football team in 1959, will compete in intercollegiate club football beginning this fall, it was announced today by Brandeis president Charles I. Schottland. He said, “I am extremely pleased that Brandeis is joining the growing number of New England colleges and universities which are instituting club football. Brandeis had many fine teams during its nine years of varsity competition and both students and alumni have voiced a great interest in reviving the sport. Club football, which is conducted solely by the students under the guidance of the University, will return the sport to the campus and the students and will do so at a fraction of the cost of varsity competition.” He added that the establishment of a club football team has been made possible through a donation from a friend of the University. Nicholas Rodis, chairman of the University’s Department of Physical Education and Athletics, said two games have been scheduled tentatively for this season and more are being sought. The Brandeis Football Club, a student organization which is in charge of the club football venture, is now seeking a part-time coach.

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