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Football at the University of Chicago is now “big time” compared to when it was resurrected in 1969. During the first few seasons the only onlookers were girlfriends, parents, and protestors. Visiting teams often brought more spectators. The annual budget for the team (not per player) was $6,500. We won one game in 2 years. People Magazine labelled the Maroons “the worst team in college ball”. But we persevered, so current students would have the opportunity to play if they wanted to. The story of the resurrection of the Monsters (or mice) of the Midway is at

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