Sports

Early Physical Education (1870-1919)

The first year Wooster opened its doors there was little to no organized recreation among students. However, the following fall the boys “pitched horseshoes” and, along with the young ladies of the college, enjoyed playing croquet between classes. As student numbers increased, more and more sports, such as baseball, began to appear on campus. By […]


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Intercollegiate Competition Expands (1920-1959)

By 1920, Wooster had begun to cement itself as a powerful force in intercollegiate sports. The teams it had were consistently strong and, over time, a variety of varsity sports were added.Under the guidance of L.C. Boles, the football team continued the success it saw in the late teens. After several winning seasons and managing […]


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Changing Times (1960-1980)

1960-1980 was a pivotal time period for many colleges across the nation, Wooster included. This was an especially influential time for women in sports with the instatement of Title IX in 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Even before Title XI, students and […]


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