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No 'I' In 'Team': Yale-Harvard Game Makes QB Choose

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Imagine having to face this agonizing choice:

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CORNISH: A chance at a prestigious Rhodes scholarship...

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CORNISH: Or the opportunity to fight for the team?

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt decided to take to field yesterday to battle arch-rival Harvard. He had to withdraw his application for a Rhodes Scholarship since the interview was scheduled for the same time as the big game. And bad luck for Witt, Harvard beat Yale 45-to-7. As for the scholarship, Witt can apply again after he graduates. And besides, one of the criteria for Rhodes scholars is devotion to duty.

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CORNISH: You're listening to NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.