That's the headline in the June 5, 1964 issue of The Lafayette. The column begins:
"Tomorrow's baseball game at Fisher Field will mark the culmination of an obviously unsuccessful athletic year at Lafayette. In only one sport, tennis, did a Leopard team challenge for league supremacy, and in only three others did Lafayette representatives even achieve mediocrity."
It concludes by saying, " Clearly if the sports program at Lafayette is to achieve its objectives, and these are not necessarily having a winning season in every sport but at least a competitive one, a drastic reappraisal of the program must be undertaken. Either the administration must give something more than lip service to the importance of sports on a campus such as ours or the athletic department must face the situation and base its scheduling on the present Lafayette athletic situation and not that of a decade ago."
Every few years there is a random bright spot in one program or another, but more than a half century of mediocrity or worse across the board makes one weary (especially at my age). Will the consultants' report be the reappraisal we've been waiting for since 1964?