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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Welsh Turns Down
Freddie Welsh has turned down
an offer to close the boxing reign in
California with a 20-fbund fight
against Charley 'White at San Fran
cisco, Dec. 15, the last day boxing
will be allowed in the state.
Jimmy Coffroth wanted to close
his fight club in a blaze of glory
and communicated with Charley
White and has manager regarding
a battle with White. The Chicago
boy was willing and Coffroth imme
diately wired Welsh terms.
The Britisher turned down the
proposition, claiming he would not
be allowed enough time in which to
train for such a tough customer as
the challenger for the title.
This means the next fight for the I
lightweight championsmp win De m
New Orleans, where 20-round fights
are legalized. Tom McCarey will
continue his efforts to bring White
and Welsh together in a scrap to de
Shorty Des Jardien, captain of the
University of Chicago football team,
injured in the gamevagainst Minne
sota Saturday, is still in the hospital
but his condition is improved. He
will be discharged in about ten days.
Austin W. Stromberg, center for
two years, has been elected captain
of the 1915 Northwestern football
Boxing has been given a setback
in central Illinois. No more bouts
will be permitted in Streator.
"Why is that man laughing."
"Because he bought a horse cheap
'And what's the other one chuck
"He sold the horse,"
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Illinois Football Prospects Bright forr
There are no blots on Illinois'
claims to the Conference football
title. Whipping Wisconsin Saturday
by a decisive score gave the down1
staters a clean slate, every game of
the season having resulted in a vie-1
And prospects are bright for Or
ange and Blue success in the next
campaigns. Coach Zupke will have
the majority of his championship
squad back on the .gridiron next sea
son and some excellent material is
embodied in the freshman class.
Pogue and Clark were the ground
gaining stars again ugainst Wiscon
sin, each making sensational runs
to score the touchdowns.
Minnesota had little trouble beat
ing Chicago. Williams' men were
in better condition than the Maroons,
and Solon and Hamilton crashed
through Chicago's line for consist
ent pains. Stagg's gang was lucky
to hold the score so low.
The gameness of the Maroons
was wonderful. Players stuck to the
fray when they should have been on
the sidelines having their injuries
nursed. Des Jardien was battered
and stood up under it until his con
dition became so bad that the offi
cials were alarmed. He was sent to
a hospital from the field.
Stegeman, Flood, Gray and Hunt
ington were all playing ,on nerve
alone but stuck grimly to their tasks.
The Maroons were defeated, but
there was nothing to be ashamed
of in their licking.
In the east Harvard rolled over
Yale, giving the Blue the worst de
feat it ever suffered. Mahan, Brad
lee and Francke all ripped up the
Yale line, and Hardwick handled for
ward passes perfectly. The work of
the Crimson ends. Hardwick and
Coolidge, was the best of thelast