Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Babson Football Ranked 10th in 1985 Pre-Season Poll.

Christine Drew, a great librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), passed along this wonderful gem. It seems that in a 1985 preseason poll published in the Boston Globe Babson was ranked 10th in New England Division III football.

At my institution the freshmen students are required to take a course where they form a business. A great item developed by one of those businesses a few years ago was a football jersey celebrating Babson Football as "undefeated since 1919." That is a big hint to the humor of the story.

Christine's source was Robert Sullivan's column in the October 7, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Expanded Academic ASAP document #: A3971083)


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