The new President Blanding faced an early crisis when the 46 veterans enrolled at Skidmore College challenged the 90 veterans at Vassar to field a football team.  Despite considerable interest at The New York Times and the taunt it reported from one of New York University’s veterans—“we probably could give them a better game than Vassar”—her resolution was firm and clear.  “Naturally the men students at Vassar were eager,” she said, “to accept the Skidmore challenge….  However, the college feels it must say no to any football at Vassar.  Is has no facilities, no equipment and no coach.  Furthermore college policy has never encouraged intercollegiate athletics of any kind.  Vassar College has asked that its veterans restrict their athletic activities to sports for which the college has suitable facilities and to intramural competition.”     The New York Times