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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Both teams are going into the
fray in the best condition of the sea
son. Neither is handicapped by in
juries to any players of note. The
fight for the championship will be
decided on its merits, and Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Chicago and Illinois can
look on and wonder.
Illinois and Wisconsin play a game
to clean up their schedule. There
has never been any great rivalry be
tween the two colleges, and neither
has a look-in- for the championship.
How Conference football this fall
stacks up with other western class
will be indicated in the game between
Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa has been
easy for other Conference elevens,
and Nbraska has been beaten only by
In the east Harvard and Yale meet
in their annual classic, and Army and
Navy clash at New York. Harvard
is the favorite, based on its work this,
season and-also oh the tradition of
NORTHWESTERN AND OHIO TO
DECIDE BIG NINE TITLE
University of Chicago will- send its
best against Minnesota tomorrow.
Coach Stagg is satisfied with the
condition of the material at hand.
All regular -will start and a fighting
front is promised.
But determination is not likely to
prevail against the Gophers. Coaiih.
Williams' eleven wishes to hang de
feat on the Maroons by as wide a
margin as it established against Wis
consin. And the Minnesota team to
morrow will be better thah the one
which played the Badgers.
A fast field is assured. This means
no especial advantage to either team.
Stagg's people must rely on speed
for any gains they make, but a swift
gridiron also is good for the Gophers,
who look for great advances through
forward pass tosses from Wyman to
Northwestern's football team is in
Columbus, ready- for tomorrow's
championship contest with the Uni
versity of Ohio. The field is pro
tected and a hard surface Is assured.
Both teams derire it Both place
their main reliance on swinging runs
and ferward passes. Neither is pow
erful in rushes through the line. Any
slight advantage in this, department
lies with the Purple.
Purple warriors were given a big
send-off at Evanston last night, and
150 rooters will follow the "team this
evening. This afternoon .Murphy
will give his men a light workout in
the Ohio capital -
One change is probable in the reg
ular line-up. Brightmire, the light
est backfield man in the conference,
may be held on the sidelines at the
start, Underhill taking his place at
the pivotal position. Quarterback
material, is plentiful, Williams being
another fellow who can handle plays
and do his part in advancing the balL
i the past few years.
Coach Haughton boasts a shifty
attack and his team uses some de
ceptive plays, though the style is not
so open as is seen in the west Yale
atno time this fall has indicated any
great strength in advancing the ball
Navy has hopes of overthrowing
Army for the first time in years, but
the order is a large one. Oliphant
and Vidal of the Army are two of the
best ba"cks in football, and no team
has yet been able to stop thei
Ban Johnson, President Comiskey
of the Sox, and a couple, of friends
are negotiating for a ranch in Wyo
ming that would put them in the cat
tle king class.
One minor league team made
money in 1916. Joe Tinker's Peoria
squad cleared $3,000 while winning
a pennant in the Three-Eye league.
Joe drew $1,200 as his share- and
turned half of it over to Bill Jackson,
who managed the team during the
past season. Jackson will be the