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Boxing 1947

When it was announced that the school would not be able to support a boxing team last fall, the Vets' Club got to work and saw to it that there was a boxing team to represent the school. It took some little time to straighten out the many details of sponsoring the team. There was little doubt that plenty of bouts could be obtained for the team. Louie Campbell and Dean Harrell were named as coaches. Early in the winter an exhibition bout was held to show the public what the school had to offer in the line of boxers.

The problem of lining up opponents who could give the team any competition at all proved to be no easy one.
Most of the larger schools had their schedules made out earlier in the year and could not arrange dates. Bouts were arranged with McNeese Junior College of Lake Charles.

This brought the end of the abbreviated season during which the Bulldogs proved that they were able to move about in fistic circles as easily as they had in pre-war days. Next year the entire squad will be eligible to return to the ring and with the new men we will get this next year should prove to be the nucleus of another great team.