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dill Gaps in Varsity. Next Fall

(By Harry B. Grundy)
With one of the, most promising
freshman football squads that has
ever been turned out at the Univer-
sity, the Wolverine students and
alumni are justified in being optimis-
tic over the outlook for next year. If
Michigan's future on the gridiron may
be predicted from the performance of
the squad of 1924, it is safe to expect
that her teams will not be lacking in
quality, for not only are the yearlings
strong in numbers but also in ability.
Most of the players have lived up
to advance reputations, and with the
training and coaching received from
the staff in charge they have shown
much promise. Despite the loss by
graduation of many great Varsity
players, the first-year squad will sup-
ply men who, from all indications,
will uphold the reputation of the
Mize and Blue as valiently as have
the men who have just played.'their
final game on Ferry field.
Kipke Promising Back
Captain Harry Kipke, halfback, is a
very versatile back, and next year he
should be seen on the Varsity field.
The former Lansing boy is a flashy
open field runner and can pick his
holes without the aid of strong inter-
ference. As a punter and passer
Kipke is likewise capable. Particu-
larly sensational are his passes while
on the run. He can carry the ball
or pass it, according to necessity. On
the secondary defense Kipke has been
a tower of strength and his tackling
has received much favorable comment.
Rockwell, Knode and Uteritz have
taken care of the quarterback posi-
tion. Rockwell's field generalship has

while the
be heard

him as Varsity material,
other quarters are likely to
from next year.
Other Backs Good

Marion, Roby, Fairbarn and Dean
are other backfield men whose play
is above the ordinary. These ba'cks
have been drilled both defensively and
offensively. Roby, Marion and Fair-
barn have been able to plunge effec-
tively and can skirt the ends when
necessary, while Dean's greatest asset
is an educated toe. This freshman
back has consistently got off kicks of
from 45 to 50 yards.
As in previous years, Coach Mather
has had more backfield men than line-
men report to him. However, the
candidates for line positions have done
well and may prove more valuable in
the construction of future elevens
than men who advance the ball. These
men have been carefully drilled in
blocking and tackling. Ellis, Lip-
scher and Kueno are husky tackles
who have held their- own in most
scrimmages with the reserves. Wie-
man, brother of Tad, is a tackel of
promise; but has been unable to at-
tend many practices because of in-
Guards Heavy
Swan, Spencer, Cameron, Muzzy and
Gleam have done well-at guard. These
men are heavy and break up most of
the plays directed against them.
Kreinheider and Smith, centers,
have done all that can be asked for.
Both of these pivot men are accurate
passers and in addition are fast in
breaking up opposing plays. Smith
has had Varsity experience at Iowa.
These men can be looked for to give

a good account of themselves when
they have a chance to compete for a
Varsity position.
The wings are well taken care of
by Peskins, Neisch and McDuff. In
the open game these men should
prove dangerous as they are always
down the field to pick the oval from
the air. On the defense these ends
have consistently dumped the oppos-
ing interference but in this depart-I
ment there is still room for a great
ElIgibility Will Count
Barring the greatest obstacle, in-
eligibility, the freshmen gridiron men
should furnish the kind of material!
Michigan is looking for in the con-1
struction of next year's team. The
players named, as well as a number
of others who for various reasons
have been prevented from, devoting
their time to regular practice will
give the letter men a stiff fight for
positions, and the abundance of ma-
terial should insure Yost that the gap-
ing holes left by the exit of graduat-

the requisite which must be fulfilled
before application may be made to
the organization.
Maintains Friendship
Its purposees are numerous.
Through it all former athletes keep
in touch with one another. It binds
together all the men who in their col-
lege years have carried the Maize
and Blue onto the athletic'field. It
maintains the friendships which
sprang up as team mates on a Mich-
igan squad. At its meetings are dis-
cussed matters of policy for the pro-
motion of athletics in the University.
Perhaps its greatest work is that of
spreading propaganda to interest ath-
letes in coming to the University.
The members of the club by vir-
tue of their "M" button are admitted
to all 'athletic contests in Ann Arbor.
They are given seats on the sidelines
to every contest which is played on
Ferry field. Should they desire to
bring friends to the game, as many
have done today, a special section is
reserved in the stands for their use.

Upsets, Many Contenders Make Selec-
tion of Leaders in Eastern
Area Difficult



ing Varsity players, will be filled. Seventy Here Today
The regular fall meeting of the-club
was held at 10:30 o'clock this morn-
R FOR ing at the Union. It was followed by
D the annual banquet. More than 70 of
the 254 members of the club were on
ATHLEICS Of MICHIGAN hand for the meeting and dinner. Mat-
ters of importance to Michigan ath-
letics were presented to the niembers
(11y George Reindel, Jr.) whose number was larger than at any
gathering heretofore.
Since 1913, there has been an or- Ay
ganization among Michigan graduate Along in May or June of each year,
athletes known as the "M" club. the spring meeting is called. Through
While the club the diligent services of the secretary,
was first or- members are kept in touch through-
ganized at that out the year with athletic prowess on
time, its mem- the campus. With the frequent cir-
bership 1 i s t cular letters all the former athletes
contains t h e of the University are in personal con-
nae o me tact at all times, with the situation in
. name of men AnAbr
as far back as Ann Arbor.
the class of 73 s The officers of the club at the pres-
and up to the ent time are Victor R. Pattengill, '11,
present senior president; Floyd A. Rowe, '07E, track
ca'ss. ' "" vice-president; John W. Sullivan, '08M,
I baseball vice-president; Thomas S.

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(By Thornton W. Sargent, Jr.). 1
In the East, where conferences with
a consequent possibility of determin-
ing the sectional winner do not ex-
ist, where the teams are innumerable
and strong, and where there are so
many, frequent upsets of dope, foot-
ball is usually a muddled affair at the4
end of the season, and there is lit-
tle chance of picking a title winner,
although divers sport writers con-
cede the honors to their favorites,
which are seldom the same school.
In the good old days of football
Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, the Bigs
Three, "usually fought it out for the
national championship, but these days
have passed. Within the last decade
or more various schools have devel-
oped championship aggregations, and
many times the Big Three elevenst
could. not be considered of first rater
caliber when compared with the other7
Eastern universities.
Cornell, Pennsylvania, and Dart-
mouth were among the first to round
into first rank, and lately Pennsyl-
vania State, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh
have come to the fore. Brown, Col-
gate, Williams, Lafayette, West Vir-
ginia, and other smallei schols have
often upset the chances of the larger
universities, and sometimes have de-
veloped 'the strongest teams in the3
Big Three Outclassed'
Gone are the days when Yale, Har-
vard, and Princeton were synonomous
with the best, and these three now
find it difficult to overcome the
strength of these other universities.
By the end of the 1920 season, it
may be that the record of last year-
when no strong eleven went through
undefeated-may be duplicated, but
at present the honors stand between
Pittsburgh and Penn State, with the
latter favored. Syracuse also has a
strong eleven, but as they are in and
outers, the Orange team fell before
Holy Cross.
Penn State and Pittsburgh clash
today. The Quaker school is favor-
ed to win, for Hugo Bezdek has ap-
parently developed an unbeatable
combination, and Pitt's poor showing
against the woefully weak Pennsyl-
vania team last Saturday was a great
surprise. If Bezdek's team defeats
Glenn Warner's eleven. Penn State
will have a Just claim to Eastern
honors, for most of the strong teams
have been defeated by one of the pair.
Dartmouth Powerful
Dartmouth comes in close behind
these two for high distinction, for by
only one touchdown was the Green

team beaten by Penn State, and Sy-
racuse had a difficult time winning
from the Hanover eleven, when most
of its stars were out.
Harvard, apparently the strongest
of the Big Three, has come through
clean to date, although the Crimson
played a tie game with Princeton.
Both of these elevens should trim
Yale in later games, for Eli has noth-
ing of which to boast. Yale fell be-
fore Boston college, which, as yet un-
defeated, must be given consideration
and credit for a powerful team.
While there is little basis of conm
parison between the Big Three and
he remainder of the Eastern teams,
't does not seem as if any one of
them is of the caliber of Penn State
or Pitt. Harvard, 34; Center, 14; Pitt,
7, Georgia Tech, 3; Georgia Tech, 20,
Centre, 0. As little as comparative'
9cores mean, this indicates that Har-
vard, supposedly the strongest of the
13ig Three, does not quite rank with
Penn State or Pittsburgh.
Dobie Building Pp
Cornell under Gil Dobie is coming
back with a team which shows well
against inferior teams, but when the
Ithacans went up against Dartmouth
last week, John Cornell's descend-
ants found it rough sledding to score
even 3 points. By next year Dobie
should have a team which will regain
some of the prestige .of former years.
John Heisman at Pennsylvania has
had a bad year. His teams have lost
against the supposedly inferior North
Carolina and the Virginia Military
Institute elevens, but last week Penn
had apparently beaten Pittsburgh un-
til Warner's men scored two touch-
downs for a victory in the last quar-
From the heights achieved in 1919,
the Colgate eleven has fallen far, and
is apparently the weakest in years.
Brown has shown some strength,
holding Yale to a two touchdown vic-
tory, and loyal supporters of Brown
look for the Providence team to hold
Harvard to a seven point win.
Upsets Figure
Williams, with its probable All-
American quarterback, Boynton, has
played good football some days, only
to be badly beaten the next week.
Harvard defeated the Williams elev-
en 38 to 0.
Lafayette has been a real treat for
all its opponents, and Pennsylvania
won from a better team in defeating
Lafayette, 7 to 0. West Virginia has
also played good football.
The Army and Navy elevens have
nothing in the way of a real team,
and cannot be counted as the cream
of the East by a great deal. Under
Buck O'Neil, Columbia Is 'taking up
football again, and the New York
school has shown something worth
while, although it must wait until
1921 to put out a championship con-

is the club of
Michigan's ath-
letes. To mem-
PATTENGIL bership are el-
igible beginning with their senior
year, all men of the University who
have won their "M" in a Varsity sport.
The possession of the coveted "M" is

Hammond, '05, football vice-president;
Elmer D. Mitchell '12, secretary and
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