December, 1977 – Steve Carman

Delivering hardship on Oswego is always a good thing—a lesson taught to me by Bill Hutchinson and another senior in the Williams field house during their holiday tournament my freshman year. All four teams stayed in the field house, on provided folding cots arranged in team quadrants. After nearly all had fallen asleep, our two adventurers returned from a visit to a “local establishment” and commandeered a small tractor left at one end of the field house. The tractor was found to be operable, and the adventurers, one of whom was cackling distinctively, made one surveillance lap around the exterior of the four separate and neatly arranged pods of formerly sleeping, and now curious, players. Then the tractor was revved to full speed, directed to the middle of the Oswego cots, and the drivers jumped off. Following all the resulting cot damage, as the lights were turned on there were only two guys who appeared to have slept through the tumult, blankets pulled over their heads. Our two adventurers were preparing for the beating we delivered Oswego the next morning on the ice!

– Steve Carman

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