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1896-1900

1896: Glastonbury's William Welles Hoyt finished first in the pole vault in the first modern Olympics in Greece. Hoyt, who went on to graduate from Harvard and become a doctor, pole vaulted 10 feet, 9 ¾ inches. He did not win a gold medal, but a diploma, a silver medal and a crown of olive branches. 1896: Football began at Connecticut, which is known as Storrs Agricultural College, with the formation of the Athletic League of State Colleges. It joins with Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 1896: Glastonbury's William Welles Hoyt finished first in the pole vault in the first modern Olympics in Greece. Hoyt, who went on to graduate from Harvard and become a doctor, pole vaulted 10 feet, 9 ¾ inches. He did not win a gold medal, but a diploma, a silver medal and a crown of olive branches. 1897: Beat Rhode Island in first game, 22-8. 1899: Storrs Agricultural College changed its name to Connecticut Agricultural College. 1900: "The women's team of the Waterbury Golf Club came up yesterday afternoon and was defeated by the Hartford [Golf Club] women's team by 34 up. It was the first time the visitors had seen the links and consequently they felt considerably handicapped." So wrote the Courant Oct. 16, 1900. Wikimedia Commons
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