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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
The Graduate Coach Idea Is Frowned
Down by Conference.
The drastic resolution presented at
Q the meeting of Conference athletic
directors here Saturday to do away
with the professional coaching sys
tem and rely solely on graduates for
athletic teaching is not being receiv
ed favorably at Big Nine colleges.
Only one of the big Western uni
versities, Wisconsin, would be able to
retain its present coach, Bill Junneau
being a graduate of the Badger tem
ple of learning.
Stagg would have to leave Midway,
Doc Williams would be ousted at Min
nesota and Zupke would get the gate
at Illinois. These three men are
among the ablest gridiron teachers in
the country and their loss would be
a heavy blow to their respective
Loud protest is coming from Chi
cago, and the plan has no adherents
among Maroon students, who realize
that Stagg is a synonym for football
at the Rockefeller instittuion.
All of the colleges must vote on the
graduate coach plan, and' it is doom
ed to certain defeat.
Another proposition advanced, to
have the coach seated in the grand
stand, stands a fair show of adoption
by the several colleges. It is argued'
that under the present system of the
coach remaining on the sidelines with
the subs, signals are flashed to the
men in thf p-nmp This fs. a violation
7J of existing rules, but evasion is easy.
.' The unfair rule against the play
ing of summer baseball was upheld.
Officially college men will not pick up
extra money by performing on the
diamond during the vacation period.
They wiU, continue the practice of
using assumed names. This rule only
tends to promote deception.
The applications of Marquette,
Notre Dame and Nebraska for admis
sion to the Confeience were turned
Packey McFarland Is Heavy Favorite
Over Jack Britton.
Packey McFarland, pride of the
South Side, and Jack Britton, one
time resident of the district north of
the Chicago river, will settle the
heavy lightweight championship to
night in Milwaukee, when they tan
gle in a ten-round engagement.
No fight of recent date in this vi
cinity has excited so much interest
as tonight's clash. Both boys are
good fighters, they have mixed be
fore, and the intersectional flavor
adds to its drawing powers.'
Fight fans who love a grudge bat
tle should get their fill tonight.
Packey and Jack have met twice be
fore, once in Memphis and once in
New York. The Memphis engage
ment was unsatisfactory, both men
claiming the victory.
The New York set-to was an un
questionable victory for McFarland,
whose superior cleverness baffled the ,
North Sider at every turn. Naturally,
Jack wants to wipe out this defeat.
Both men make some pretension
to being lightweights, but both will
be away over the mark atjwhich Wil
lie Ritchie defends his title. Britton
will not weigh under 136, and is
liable to be close to the 140-pound
notch. McFarland will scale in the
neighborhood of 142.
This means that both scrappers
will be strong. Instead of taking off
flesh, Brjtton has been training up to
Packey is a natural favorite, but
the odds of 2 to 1 are more in his
favor than past performances justify.
There is no question of McFarland's
superior cleverness. The prospective
bridegroom knows more about de
fense than any man, big or little, in
the ring today. In addition 'to this al
most impregnable defense, he also
packs a punch of fair damaging
force, and can punish when he lands.
But Britton also has' a wallop, and