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Campus Championship Decided Tomor-
row When These Two Teams
Clash For Title
CAPT. MAULBETSCH TO REFEREE
Although the football season seems
to be over as far as the Varsity is
concerned Lnere will be one attrac-
tion on Ferry field Saturday. At 2
o'clock on this day the medics and the
junior lits will battle for the campus
This contest promises to be one of
the best ever played in interclass foot-
ball and a large crowd is expected to
be present. Maulbetsch will act in the
capacity of referee and other Varsity
men who are to officiate will be an-
nounced later. a
Earlier in the season it looked as
though the medics were the undisput-
ed champions but their showing last
Saturday against the senior engineers
compared with the game between the
junior lits and the fresh laws on the
same day seems to put the two squads
on an even basis and the campus is
assured of a good gme tomorrow.
The fight for numerals still goes on.
The fresh laws and senior engineers
will play off their tie probably Sat-
urday to decide who gets the third set
of numerals. The fresh lit$ and soph
engineers will play off a'tie today to
decide which team will battle the loser
of the fresh law-senior engineer game
for the fourth set. This game to de-
cide the fourth set of numerals will
probably be held over until next week
on account of the more important
ODE TO A RELIC
Written on hearing that Hugh Black-
lock, the rock-ribbed and stalwart,
may be with the Aggies another year.
Fain was I to weep
When last we parted on Ferry field.
Thought Isyou had cavorted
For the last time
On the green.
But itbwas not to be.
Well do I remember
When first I saw thee play.
I was a stripling then, a child,.
And you a stalwart youth.
Since have I fallen heir
To manhood's woes
And you are old-how old,
Yea, Hughie, when I am aged and bent
Still do I hope to see in Aggie lineup.
Soccer Team can't
THIS" WEEK PLACS
Championship Belongs to Winner of
Tomorrows Game Between Ohio
State and Northwestern
LOOKS LIKE EVEN PROPOSITION
Either the Purple of Northwestern
or the Scarlet and Gray of Ohio State
will fly at the pinnacle of the western
conference flagpole tomorrow night,
thus ending the most hectic race ever
indulged in by that body.
Surprise after surprise, upset after
upset, hair-breadth victories, totally
unexpected defeats, the fal of Chicago,
the humbling of the titanic Northmen
by the fighting Illini, the resurrection
of the down-trodden Maroon. and final-
ly the contending for the championship
of two teams hitherto mere pawns in
the game; such was the spectacle af-
forded the follower of conference foot-
ball this fall.
The season opened with Minnesota
practically conceded the championship
by all hands. The Gopher team was
acclaimed the greatest aggregation the
school had ever produced. The slip-
pery Long, the plunging Wyman, the
galloping Sprafka, the irrepressible
Baston; these men made the Maroon
and Gold offense almost unstoppable.
And it was, for a while. The North-
men rolled up tremendous scores in
their early games. South Dakota and
North Dakota were snowed under.
Iowa, already conqueror of Purdue.
was subdued by a 67 to 0 count. Then
came the Illinois game, and with it
the shattering of all Minnesota hopes
for the championship. The Illini, al-
ready. beaten by Colgate and Ohio
State, put on' the greatest come-back
ever witnessed in western gridiron
circles and downed the astounded
Gophers, 14 to 7. How the Zuppke
brigade ever managed to turn the trick
will ever remain a mystery, for foot-
ball experts diagnosed the Minnesotans
as fully 30 points the better team.
Northwestern Comes to Life.
In the meanwhile, other surprises
had been sprung. Northwestern, long
the joke team of the conference, had
defeated Chicago on its own field, 10
to 0. The Buckeyes, as before stated,
had put over a 7' to 6 hair-raiser on
Illinois. Chicago, the next week, had
traveled up to Madison and taken a
30 to 7 walloping at the hands of the
Ongthe game day in the Buckeye
stronghold Fate, Nemesis, Kismet, or
any other front name you may wish
to hitch to Mr. Chick Harley, put the
Cardinal at the short end of a 14 to
13 score. Chicago defeated the in-
nocent Boilermakers from Purdue, 16
to 7. Northwestern continued its win-
ning streak by stopping Indiana, 7 to 0.
The next Saturday the two leaders
continued to entrench themselves by
scoring victories, Iowa succumbing to
Northwestern, 20 to 13, and O. S. U.
burying Indiana, 46 to 7. Last week,
predictions again went awry when
Chicago, the down-trodden, the thrice-
beaten, ran away withIllinois,.20 to 7.
Minnesota revealed its real caliber by
beating Wisconsin 54 to 0, while North-
western let loose a flock of forward
passes and defeated Purdue 38 to 6,
after being on the short end of a 6
to 0 score at the e d of the first half.
Ohio won the champonship of its own
state by downing Case, 28 to 0.
Season Ends This Week.
This week will see the wind-up of
the season, as far as the conference
goes. The annual struggles between
Wisconsin and Illinois, Chicago and
Minnesota, and Indiana and Purdue,
will take place, and besides these three
will be the hitherto almost unnoticed
game between Northwestern and Ohio
State. Dope on the game seems to
favor the Buckeyes, but anyone who
places much confidence in dope after
the season just gone through, must
be deemed a candidate for the comical
college. Ohio State has a strong line
and a wonderful back in Chick Har-
ley. Northwestern has a strong line
and a wonderful back in Captain Dris-
coll. Northwestern beat Indiana 7 to
0, and Ohio beat them 46 to 7. But the
Purple defeated Chicago 10 to 0, and
the Midwayites downed Illinois 20 to 7.
Ohio just managed to sneak a 7 to 6
win over on the Illini. Ohio has a
strong rushing attack. Northwestern
has a bewildering assortment of open
plays. Take your pick.
The standing of the teams is as fol-
He's Not So V ad
-for a New Man
Tad Wleman's First Years at Our
Style Football Didn't Seem to
When the gridiron star-gazers begin
their annual search for satellites of
the pig-skin firmament this fall, it
would be well for them to cast their
optics at a certain young gentleman
who cavorts in the vicinity of Ann Ar-
bor, Mich. This young man is a tackle
by profession, but an end at heart and
answers to the euphonious cognomen
of Tad Wieman.
Tad is a newcomer to gridiron
circles, a veritable "greenie" at the fall
pastime. He is a Californian and in
his prep-school days following the
quaint custom of many of the Golden
State youths, he amused himself dur-
ing the bleak autumn afternoons by
toying the rugby football. Reports
from the coast have it that the future
Wolverine was quite "some pumkins"
at the English game, but his experi-
ence did him little good when he
struck Ann Arbor.
He was taken in hand last year by
Coach -Douglass, who was impressed
by the big boy's speed and physical
makeup,, and who thought he saw the
makings of a future star in him. Tad
was an end last year and those mem-
bers of opposing elevens who were so
unwary as to get in the way of the
husky young Californian are willing to
attest that he was considerable flanker.
This year, with Peach, Dunne, and
Martens hanging around the Ferry
field enclosure, there was little room
for extra outposts. But Wieman was
too valuable a man to leave out of
the lineup and he was shunted into a
tackle berth, Coach Yost figuring that
his weight, added to the speed that
made him a valuable flanker. would
make him an excellent man at the
inside notch. Tad took to l is new
job like the well-known web-footed
fowl to his native aqua-pura. But,
although he was ostensibly an end, he
never forgot the many weary hours
spent at the extremity of the forward
wall during his freshman year. He
was down on every punt with the fleet-
est of his outposting brethren, he
tackled with a viciousness that out-
Maulied Maulbetsch, and hetknocked
down the opposition's forward heaves
with the greatest gusto.
As a lineman proper, he was a star
of the first water. He was big and
fast and shifty and it took at least
two men to put him out of the play.
He broke through the line time after
time and nailed runners behind the
line of scrimmage. In the Cornell
game, he was perhaps the greatest in-
dividual defensive factor on the Michi-
gan team. His performance in the
Pennsylvania game needs no comment.
He seemed to be everywhere at once.
He is the best tackle that Michigan
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fans have gazed at since the days of
Brute Pontius and it is freely pre-
dicted that even the brightness of that
luminary will be dimmed by the new
star before he graduates.
TRAINER TUTHILL IS RETAINED
Will Have Charge of Conditioning 1917
Varsity Football Team
Harry Tuthill, trainer of the 1916
Varsity football team and the Detroit
Tigers, has been re-engaged as trainer
for the 1917 aggregation. Trainer Tut-
hill filled the place of Varsity Track
Coach Farrell as Varsity football train-
er during the past season and his work
has been so satisfactory in keeping the
members of the squad in the best pos-
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of Difficulty in Getting
Games to Play
It looks bad for the soccer team this
year. In spite of the fact that Coach
Peirsol has a splendid aggregation, the
authorities are-hav'ng a hard time get-
ting suitable opponents for the team.
Nearly all the games on the present
schedule were cancelled for one rea-
son or another.
The two games with Ypsilanti were
called off -because of the epidemic of
smallpox. Battle Creek has nosoccer
team this year. The game with M. A.
C. will not be played because there is
a disagreement as to terms.
Coach Peirsol has taken the matter
in hand and is negotiating for games
with Interlocken and a couple of Can-
The team is hard at work learning
new plays and polishing up on the old
ones. The Reds and Blues engage
each other in scrimmages every after-
noon on Ferry field. This Saturday
morning the Varsity soccerites may
play off a challenge garae with the
South African students. Trick plays
and fine kicking will be featured as
the Boers thoroughly understand the
science of the game. A scheduled
game will be played either on Thanks-
giving day or ton gthe dSaturday follow -
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