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7. A university team shall not play with the team of another college or university unless every member of the opposing team be eligible under rules substantially the same as above.

8. No personal expenses for travel, clothing, training or medical attendance shall be paid for students not enrolled as members of teams and substitutes.

9. If a member of a team becomes ineligible for any reason, he shall at once be dropped from the team and a promotion shall be made from the waiting list.

10. If a player be dropped from a team on account of delinquency or dishonorable conduct, he shall at once cease to wear athletic honors in the way of numerals or letters.

11. Members of a university team shall not have played on a team of similar character during the preceding summer vacation.

12. Managers of teams shall be elected by the athletic association.

13. Each team of actual players shall at the end of a season elect the captain for the succeeding season.

14. Managers in consultation with the athletic committee shall make up the schedule of games for the season.

15. Captains with the approval of the athletic committee shall make up their teams from the eligible lists.

The object of all athletic organizations shall be understood to be chiefly the following, arranged in the order of importance, the most important first:

(a) Physical culture, with the mental alertness and moral stability which follows in its train; consequently the greater the number and variety of athletic games and teams the better.

(b) To meet the normal and healthy demand of young men for manly sports, for recreation and relaxation, and to relieve the tedium of much study.

(c) To foster to a reasonable extent local pride and emulation, to create an esprit de corps, and to promote harmony and good-fellowship between students and faculty and between different departments.

(d) To advertise a college or university by arousing an interest among preparatory students and others who otherwise might never be attracted to the advantage and enjoyments of higher education.

To secure these objects every student should be encouraged on entrance to immediately submit himself to a physical examination, and with the advice of the physical director or the athletic committee not only begin regular gymnastic practice, but join a branch of the association devoted to systematic practice in some athletic game.

Every program of hours in a school of engineering as well as in a college of letters should recognize the demands of rational athletics.