Friday, March 7, 2014

Victorious Vols Return To City - 1918

Looking again to the University of Tennessee's 1918 season I'm going to to turn to the local newspapers.  In the fourth paragraph we see that the Vols are taking a few weeks off.  This explains the sizable gap in the season record published in the modern UT Record Book.

They also beat Georgetown and "Kentucky State".  That school is what we now know as the University of Kentucky.

The Journal and Tribune - April 22, 1918

Now why would I include an article about a wrestling match?  Because it isn't a news story.  It is an advertisement.  More importantly we see another side of UT Coach Frank Moffett.  He was apparently promoting wrestling matches on the side.

The Journal and Tribune - April 22, 1918