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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
TODAY'S GAMES CLIMAX OF 1916
FOOTBALL SEASON "
If the dope is worth anything at all,
today's football -winners should be
Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska, Notre
Dame, Army, Harvard and West Vir
ginia over Pennsylvania.
Northwestern and Ohio State,' for
the Conference championship, look
like even chances, -with the lucky
team a winner. Illinois and Wiscon
sin can't be doped because of the er
ratic playing of both.
On what has been happening for
the past few weeks, the dope will bev
shot through and through, and all
the prospective losers wjU walk
home in front.
Even with Minnesota and Chicago
playing on the Midway, it is safe to
say major attention of this city looks
toward Columbus, where the Purple
is meeting Ohio. The game fight the
Evanston people have made has
drawn them supporters from people
who have leaned toward the Maroons
in the past.
Pat Page's outburst, a declaration
that the Purple and Buckeyes were
small fry and thaf the real champion
ship game was on the Midway be
tween Minnesota and Chicago,
turned more people toward North-,
western.
Advices from Columbus indicate a
wet field, a trifle slower than is- suit
ed to the fleet backs of the Purple.
But this is also to the disadvantage
of Ohio, which relies on Harley'and
his tricky running. It is a fair as
sumption that the field will not make
any distinction between the elevens
and the game' will be fought on" its
merits.
Neither team is suffering from in
juries and both will have regular line
ups in at thfe start of the contest
Substitutions will undoubtedly be,
plentiful, as this promises to be a'
jme of speed and dash and men will
tire quickly. Here Northwestern has
the edge, for Coach Murphy has a
second set of backs practically as
good as his first division men. f
Northwestern is playing for more
than the 1916 Conference champion-,
ship. It is working for recognition
from the so-called big colleges of this
section. A victory over Ohio State
and the prestige that goes with the
title may mean a place on the sched
ules of both Minnesota and Wiscon
sin for 1917. ,
Heretofore those schools have
frowned on the Evanston athletes
and denied them a place on the card.
. Out on the Midway Minnesota
should have Jittle difficulty in beat
ing Chicago. The oifly doubt is the
size of the score. Last Saturday the
Gophers beat Wisconsin 54 to 0, and
nothing would please Ctfach Williams
better than tohav a similar major
ity registered against the Maroons.
His team, rated at one time the
strongest in the west, as good as any
in the country, lost standing when
beaten by Illinois. All efforts at
Minneapolis have been centered on
wiping out the memory of this
thrashing, and big scores against
Chicago and Wisconsin are looked
on as the best medium.
Harvard is the choice over Yale be
cause it is custom for the Crimson to
down the blue. Harvard always has
trouble with Princeton, while Yale
finds the Tiger easy. Then Haugh
ton's people, with the comparative
scores against them, turn and whip
Yale to a ragged whisper.
Harvard should win again today,
but Yale has an excellent chance of
keeping the score down. The Blue
has an excellent defense, but a poor
attack.
Throughout the season Army has
shown a wonderful offense, and this
should be strong enough to trample
over Navy. Ncvteam so'far has been
able to stop Ollphant and Vidal.
'Northwestern college football team

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