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Billy Randolph, Dan Crawford, and Bing Edwards are roommates at the Virginia Military Institute, known as the West Point of the South. Billy is in love with Joyce Winfree, who has brought her college friend, Claire Adams, along for the big baseball weekend before graduation. Bing arrives at Joyce's house in anxious anticipation of meeting Kate Rice. Kate, to whom Bing is secretly married, shocks him with the news that she is pregnant and is leaving town to have the baby. Bing is so preoccupied by the news that he wanders off the field during garrison review to coo at a baby on the sidelines. Joyce and Billy set Dan up with Claire, a plain, studious woman, who, unknown to the men, is the daughter of the Commandant, Colonel Ramm. Arriving to pick up his daughter, Ramm catches Billy out after hours and Billy has to admit that Dan was with him. The two men are confined to quarters, which means that Dan, one of the team's star players, is out of the game. The other star player, Bing, is too upset over Kate to be any good. His friends try to raise funds for Bing's baby by pawning a saber for money to bet on the game. Unfortunately, Ramm thinks that Bing did it himself, and he is confined to quarters as well. This gives Bing a chance to cram for his science exams, aided by Claire. Dan discovers that Claire is beautiful without her glasses and Bing passes his exam, but fails to win the athletic association award. When he gets a telegram announcing the birth of a boy, the men remember that there is a reward for the first baby born to one of their class members. His money worries over, Bing proudly hands the Commandant a cigar at commencement.