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versity, Appleton, Wis., sustained rib
fractures and kidney injuries.
There is no beating Willie Hoppe.
He can't be handicapped within rea
son and be in danger from any bil
liard sharks now doing business. Last
night in New York Hoppe won the
18-2 handicap tournament by de
feating Walker Cochran, the young
Chicagoan, running his string of 500
while Cochran was getting 18. In
this burst of scoring Hoppe made a
new high run in competition of 308.
Cochran, who had been undefeated,
finished second in the tourney. Sut
ton, Slosson, Yamada and Mayer fin
ished in the order named.
And now it transpires that no rep
resentative of the Denver boxing syn
dicate will be in Chicago tomorrow to
talk terms for a Welsh-White battle
for the lightweight championship.
The Denver people stand pat on their
offer of $12,500 and railroad fare as
Welsh's share of the receipts and re
fuse to raise the ante a bit They are
right. With what he would make out
of the moving pictures Welsh would
get a lot more than any prizefighter
is worth. He is probably remember
ing the purse slipped Packey McFar
land and Mike Gibbons, but Mike and
Packey were the two most overpaid
men in the world when they fought in
New York, and they killed big purses
for some time to come.
Sam Langford and Sam McVey,
two colored gentlemen, fought ten
rounds to a draw in New York. And
they really fought, going On with the
knowledge that the purse would be
held up if there was any stalling.
Ted Lewis, the British lightweight,
floored Jimmy Duffy nine times in the
first round at Boston before the Buf
falo lightweight would stay down.
Duffy went down first in the initial
ten seconds of the round.
Jimmy Britt, former lightweight
champion, has joined an Australian
regiment and is en route to the Dar
danelles. Britt was on a vaudeville
tour in the Antipodes when the war
fever struck him, ,
Mike Gibbons and Young Ahearn
will meet in St. Paul for a ten-round
fight the night of Dec. 10.
Agitation has been begun at the
University of Wisconsin to oust Bill
Juneau as coach of the Badger foot
ball team. This year's Wisconsin
material at the start of the season
was touted as the best the Madison
school has seen for some time and
there was general mourning among
graduates and students when suc
cessive defeats came from Chicago,
Illinois and Minnesota. Juneau was
Now some of the Badger enthusi
asts are boosting the stock of Gil
mour Dobie, coach of the University
of Washington, whose people haven't
lost a game for more years than Do
bie can remember. Dobie's boast is
that throughout his career as a high
school and college football coach he
has never lost a game.
Dobie is said to be willing to ac
cept a job with the Badgers and has
wired his terms. Juneau's contract
expires Jan. 1.
Cornell is a heavy favorite over
Pennsylvania in their annual foot
ball game tomorrow. A victory for
the Big Red team will leave it at the
front in eastern football, tied with,
Pittsburgh, which should have an
easy time downing Penn State.
Capt Bierman of the University of
Wisconsin is the only leader of a
Conference eleven who does not
graduate next summer. Left End
Baston was yesterday elected to
head the Gophers in 1916.
Eleven teams, ten of them tied for
the lead, are still pedaling around
the track at the Coliseum in the six
day bicycle race. Young and Kop
sky are two laps back of the leaders.
Sprints have been common in the
last few hours, but the men are far
behind the record for such competi
tion. Spills have been infrequent and
the riders appear to be in excellent
condition for a strong finish.
Tonight and the early hours of to
morrow should result in some shifts