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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
All Conference elevens with big
games scheduled for Saturday knock
ed off strenuous practice today, and
trainers carefully nursed the few
bruised athletes to put them in shape
for the final test """
Direct word from all camps, strip
ped of the usual bear color, indicate
that each team will go into the Satur
day fights with the best line-ups of
the year.
Out at the Midway Agar, Maroon
halfback, is reported to have an in
jured shoulder, but there is no worry
over his condition. He will be in the
game Saturday against Minnesota,
with Flood, Gordon and Russell mak
ing up the backfield that will start
against the Badgers.
Stagg has done his best He has
worked strenuously this week ham
mering at a defensive combination in
tended to stop the plunging northern
ers, and must now wait for the actual
test to determine his success. His
material has not been of the best, but
he has prepared it carefully.
' Word from Madison is to the effect
that Juneau will bring a great team
to meet the Maroons. He has weight
in the line and speed in the backfield.
On past performances his forwards
should outplay the Chicagoans, and
this may be the determining factor
in the battle.
Down at Urban a Coach Zupke has
put the final touches for the meeting
with Minnesota. Odds slightly favor
the Gophers, but bettingjs tight, and
the teams will be even choices when
they hear the first whistle. There is
little doubt that Clark and Pogue will
be ready for the fray. On this sup
position the confidence of the down
staters is based.
Clark is practicing every day at
guarter, directing the team and run
ning through the freshman eleven.
Pogue wil probably be held out of
the first scrimmage. Klein will be
Macomber's running mate. But
Pogue is in condition, and can be
shoved in at the psychological mo
ment Minnesota will pass through Chi
cago tomorrow on the way to TJr
bana. Dr. Williams has worked to
overcome the loss felt by the elimina
tion of Solon and says he is satisfied.
But any team naturally misses a
plunging back of the Solon type.
Fred Kelly, world's champion hur
dler, a member of the University of
Southern California football team,
broke bis left leg in practice. Phy
sicians say the fractice will not im
pair his work on the track.
Freddie Welsh will try to win some
popularity. The lightweight cham
pion and his manager, Harry Pollok,
know that he has gained nothing in
public esteem by his series of ten.
round dancing evenings. Now Pol
lok has a plan to select an opponent
for Welsh which he hopes will make
a hit with the fight fans.
Welsh, according to Pollok, stands
ready to meet four men'in order, not
more than six weeks apart, to de
fend the championship. He has writ
ten to different sporting editors, ask
ing that the first opponent be named.
It is a fine paper scheme, but its
consummation is something else
again.
Charlie White wants to give Matt
Wells a sound licking in Milwaukee
tonight Charlie is sore because
Freddie Welsh has diagramed to his
fellow countryman a plan of cam
paign against the Chicagoan. He
says Welsh wants to stall out of a
championsnip fight and in a victory
for Wells he sees an easy opening.
White is a 10-to-8 favorite, but he
has a tough opponent in Wells. The
Welshman has trained faithfully and
reports from Milwaukee, show him to
be in fine shape.
Tony Caponi and Knockout Brown
fought a draw at Mason City, Ja. Ca
poni did "the better boxing. Brown
swung wildly.
The dope pot. of the hot stove
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