Sports are an integral part of the history of Lambda Chi at UT.
Men from our chapter have lettered in varsity football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis, swimming, and golf, and thrived in the full-contact, modern gladiator sport, of pushball.
And although we enjoy winning, and have done it often, “It’s not the shots that won the championship that you remember, but the friendships you made along the way.”
Today’s chapter participates in every intramural sport they can, because we believe sports encourage physical fitness, develop leadership skills, enhance communication, and are flat-out-fun. To quote Bob Cousy: “Sports gives your life structure, discipline, and a pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.”
“Football is like life. It teaches work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness, and respect for authority.” Vince Lombardi, football coach.
“If it is a cliché to say athletics build character as well as muscle, then I subscribe to the cliché.”
– Gerald Ford, 38th President
The power of the human will to compete and the drive to excel beyond the body’s normal capabilities is most beautifully demonstrated in the arena of sport.
– Aimee Mullins, athlete and actress