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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALU KINDS BOXING
Saturday's Conference football
games doped out very nicely. Min
nesota, Illinois andjfadiana winning,
as had been predicted) leaving the
Gophers and Ulini tied for the title
and each having another game to
play. Unless one wins and the other
loses there will be a division of the
honor, though Minnesota will un
doubtedly claim the edge because of
the tie Ohio State played with Illi
nois. Illinois against Wisconsin indicated
that Chicago is in for another whip
ping next Saturday at Stagg field.
Halfback Pogue was in long enough
to test his lame leg and will be in
prime condition. Zuppke will be
backing the best team that has rep
resented the downstate college this
Minnesota should have little dif
ficulty with Wisconsin.
In the east Princeton played reg
ulation Tiger f ootbalL For years the
Nassau elevens have been wont to
break through their early season
games, no matter how tough the op
position, and sweep up large scores.
But against Yale and Harvard there
is something lacking and the Tigers
politely stand aside. They usually
come across with a fierce rally late
in the game after they are licked.
This was true Saturday.
Yale played good football and now
is given a chance with Harvard.
Guernsey's kicking was beyond all
hopes of the Blue rooters.
Cornell kept its slate dean by de
feating Washington and Lee, and
Pittsburgh also won over Carnegie.
But Colgate, conquerer of Yale and
the Army, broke before Syracuse,
which had been beaten by Princeton.
That makes a fine tangle if you are
interested in comparative scores.
This is the year for a world series
in football, that event often talked
of, but always passed up by the men
who could put it through. There are
about sis teams in the country that
stand out ahead of all others, but ab
solutely no way to decide which is
In the east, with the teams of the
biggest three colleges, Yale, Harvard
and Princeton, beaten, Colgate, Cor
nell and University of Pittsburgh
claim the title. In the middle west
and south the championships are still
to be settled. In the west Washing
ton university has made a great rec
ord and Washington State has not
been beaten in seven years, yet these
teams will not meet this season.
An elimination series would be the
thing. Let Colgate, Cornell and
Pittsburgh battle among themselves.
Let the southern champions meet the
middle west champs. Let the 'two
Washington teams battle and send
the winner against University of Cali
fornia. Let the winner of the eastern series
meet the winner of the middle west
and the winner of that game battle
with the western champions.
The whole affair could be handled
by a committee that would act as the
national commission handles the
world series of baseball. The expense
of sending the teams about would
easily be covered hy gate receipts. It
would be hard to find a field bier
enough to hold the crowd that would
attend a game between Colgate and
Cornell or between the western and
The series would not only bring to
gether the best in the east and the
best in the west for the first time,
but satisfactorily decide the cham
pionships in the various sections and
at the same time the championship of
A world series in football would be
one of the greatest things that ever
ever happened in outdoor athletics.
The big men of football should put
it over before another season leaves
things in a jumble again.
President Thomas and Manager
Bresnahan of the Cubs have returned.