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South Carolina College Students Make Do with Town Ball, "Cat"

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location South Carolina
Game Town Ball, Old-Cat Games
Age of Players Youth
Text

"Much of the trouble of the (U. of S. Carolina) professors have have no doubt been obviated if there had been outdoor sports or athletics to relieve pent up animal spirits.  A game of ball, perhaps, 'town ball,' or 'cat', was played."

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Edwin L. Green, A History of the University of South Carolina (The State Company, 1916), page 242.

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