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There Will We Room for Varsity Basketball, Too

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TO, CONSIDER BG
QUESTIO NS TODAY"
VARSItJY BASKETBALL 0 N L Y
ONE OF NUMBER OF TOPICS
FOR DISCUSSION
FINANCIAL REPORT IMPORTANT
Football Schedule for 1917 Season Ex-
pected to Be Pre-
sented
Will Michigan's athletic board, go-
iug into session this afternoon in what
is granted to be the most important
meeting of that body in years, make
new Wolverine athleric history before
its adjournment sometime this even-
ing?
The question of the establishment of
a Varsity basketball team looks like
a big problem in itself, but it is only
one of the many things which the
l:card in control will have to debate
today.
D. W. Spr ger's financial report is
one thing that may have some effect
on the board in regard to this basket-
ball agitation, as the statement is1
bound to show the athletid associa-
tion still behind financially as a re-
sult of the erection of the southern
half of the new concrete stadium. s
Football Only Paying Sport
Football is admittedly the only sport
which pays for its keep and affords
any surplus. Track .and baseball cost
lots of money-baseball about twice as
much as it ,brings in annually and
track about four times as much as it
registers in the association's till.
Basketball is an expensive sport, there
is no doubt of that. Michigan's re-
modeled gymnasium, while accom-
modating approximately 2,500 to 3,000
people as far as seating space goes,
can only be filled with 1,500 people,
according to the present rule of the
state fire marshal. On the face of it,
there would seem to be a lot of ground
for imagining that the board will not
feel that basketball will come any-
where near paying for itself, and the
project may be lost on that ground.
The competition question has been
aired sufficiently in regard to basket-
ball, it would seem, but regardless of
what ,the average student may think
in regard to this question-for, in-
stance, that it will be all right to have
mediocre or at least institutio ally un-
known teams on the list for a time,
and that the big schools may be sched-
uled for games later on-the board is
liable to look at the matter in a dif-
ferent light. Track schedules are fall-
ing off in their brilliance annually.
Last winter Michigan did not have a
single indoor meet at home. One rea-
son was because the gym was not
large enough to accommodate a suf-
ficiently large crowd to make it worth
while. An'other point in this regard,
however, and one that is equally im-
portant with the question of attend-
ance, is that Michigan was practically
up against it in the matter of finding
suitable competition.
The Football Schedule
Michigan's footba' schedule is an-
other thing which is to come up for
consideration at today's meeting
Practically everyone in Ann Arbor
knows that Mr. Bartelme was in the
east for about eight days a week or
so ago, but no one knows what the9
mysterious individual who directs
Michigan athletic affairs accom-
plished. There are rumors of a game
next year with Princeton-the rumor

has (not been denied, so possibly
there's something to it. After the Har-
vard experience it is almost safe to
assume that if Michigan does meet
Princeton on their own home lot in
1917, that the Tiger will have to be
real polite and come to Ann Arbor the
following season. Maybe today's meet-
ing will decide that question!
The Intramural Report.
Intramural Director Rowe will have
his annual report ready for the board
this afternoon, and the progress of in-
terclass and intramural athletics will

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SOCCERITES MEET YPSI
NORMAL1 THIS MORNING
Dope Favors Michigan as Winner in
Lid Prying Clash of
Season
Unless something happens before 1{'
o'clock this morning the Wolverine
soccerites .will engage the Ypsi Nor-
malites in the long-heralded clash on
south Ferry field. Twice before the
prospective match with the school
teachers had to be cancelled because
of the smallpox scare which prevaded
the town of Ypsilanti until a few days
ago. The Normalites are on the war
path in a desire to avenge their double
defeat of last year. From indications
received from the Varsity camp it
looks as though the Ypsi aggregation
will receive no better reception than
they got last year and are in for a
trouncing at the hands of the Wol-
verines.
In spite of the inclement weather
yesterday, Coach Peirsol had his men
out for a final scrimmage before I
big affair and was more than pleased
with the showing of the men. The
Normalites are sending a strong team.
The coach expects to play a number
of his substitutes.
Just before the blast of the starting
whistle the team will elect the cap-
tain for this year.
Next Wednesday afternoon a return
game will be played "at Ypsilanti.
Michigan's lineup: Snyder, 0.1.;'
Plummer, i.l.; Kiefer, c.f.; Liu, i.r.;
Hecksher, or.; Kaufman, 1.h.; Dom-
boorajian, c.h.; Tripolitis, r.h.;-Cohen,
f.b.; Brush, f.b.; O'Brien, goal.
Referee-Cappy, Manchester United,
England. Linesmen-J. Adams and
S. Shartel. Time of halves-25 min-
utes.
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* BID THEY TURN THE
* SPOTLIGHT ON A
*
* Tacoma, Dec. 8.-eff Ch
* man, a boxing student, bee
* so excited over his profess
* debut last night at Spanawa
* C. that he forgot to put oi
* tights. He hopped into the
* wearing a brilliantly co
* bath robe. When the s:
* came for the bout to start,
* flung off the robe and he
* about the most embarra
* boxer who ever rubbed
* on his shoes. Jeff stood it
* ring for one instant adorne
* nothing but a pair of bc
* gloves. Then he made a
* dash for the dressing roon
*
** * * * * * * * * *
Ann Arbor's progressive me
use the Miehigan Daily as theli
tiasig medium.

How about some of

T'HE GYMNASIUM IS REOPENIED. - NEWS ITE3

be set forth in his communication.
New improvements are needed in the
work of this department, and un-
doubtedly the request for these new
features will be included in the re-
port. The popularity of the tennis
courts almost insures a request for
funds to improve tennis conditions
and the building of new courts. Rowe's
report, too, will show the number of
men engaged in the various intram-
ural activities during the year 1915-16.
Chairman's Annual Report
Prof. Aigler, chairman of the board
in control, is expected to make his an-
dual report to, the board today, and
this report will later go to the regents.
There may even be other things to
come up, which haven't leaked out
from headquarters, but even the things
mentioned look like a big enough job
to keep our athletic heads pretty busy
during this afternoon and evening.
There is a whole lot more behind
athletics than the mere playing of
games on Ferry field and foreign lots,
and we are all tickled to death that
the responsibility of formulating pol-
icy and a few other things doesn't
have to be settled by the referendum.
BROWN ANTICIPATING
GREAT TEAM NEXT FALL

Recent Football Season Witnesses
More Upsets Than Any in History
SO-CALLED MINOR ELEVENS HAVE SURPRISED THE GRIDIRON
WORLD AND HAVE INFLICTED REPEATED DEFEATS-
UPON BIGG ER TEAMS

SWAIN'S
ARTISTIC VIEWS
in and around Ann Arbor f
XMAS PRESEN'
Over 150 to choose from, fil
in various styles and sizes
actly two-thirds of the ful
plates in the fore part of th

Only

Five Men Will Be Lost Through
Graduation in June-Ex-
cellent Material

Providence, R. T.. Dec. 8.--Brown
will lose only five men from its foot-
*all squad this spring by graduation-
Sprague, Wade, Ward, Jimmy Murphy,
and Ormsby. Of these Sprague was the
regular center and 'Wade a regular
guard. Ward would unquestionably
have been a regular tackle had not in-
juries kept him on the hospital list a
greater part of the time. Jimmy Mur-
phy was substitute quarter back and
Ormsby substitute end.
With 55 of the squad of first and
second string men returning, with
three men of tried Varsity caliber in
Shaw, Kowalsky and Gordon becoming
eligible, and with the usual amount of
good material from the freshman class
the prospects for "1917 appear the
brightest in the history of the college.
Despite the setback of Thanksgiving
day the season just closed was the
most successful Brown has ever ex-
perienced. Both the Providence and
Boston alumni have arranged dinners
for the players, and at the first of
these. to be given Tuesday evening in
this city, gold and silver footballs will
be presented to the players, the gold
ones to the men who won their letters
and the silver to the substitutes and
second team men.

New York, Dec. 8.-In a whirl of
blinding dust the football season of
1916 passes into the far reaches of
gridiron history, and the thousands in
whose lives it has played a part peer
after it sprawling and confused, with
much the sensation of one whose Pull-
man car has suddenly left the track
and taken to the woods.
It is gone, but it will not soon be
forgotten, for its trail is deeply blaz-
oned on unaccustomed byways, and it
scattered its sweets and its bitters
with no regard whatever for the
sanctity of precedent.
The prophets, perhaps, fared worst
of all from the vagaries of this aut-
umn's football. A winsome band,
bright of eye and confident, they were
in September. Now they are haggard
and gray of face, and an approaching
football sends them up, an alley. They
were gluttons for punishment, but too
much was amply sufficient.
No One Guessed Correctly.
As for the experts, those who must
diagnose and explain, reason and con-
clude, and from the still bubbling
cauldron extract the spun gold of team
and individual rankings, their plight
is peculiarly sad. Out of midnight oil,
mental perspiration, and abstruse
mathematics they must compound
logical conclusions from utterly il-
logical occurrences. They must rate
the teams only to 1e berated them-
selves. To a most ,perplexing riddle
they must evolve an answer whicb
cannot be riddled.
There will be, doubtless, general
approval of the practical unanimity
with which writers and students of
football place Glenn Warner's remark-
able eleven on the apex of the east-
ern pyramid. Even upon this point,
however, those who find bliss in lining
up always with an opposition party
will not be devoid of material for ar-
gument. They will call attention to
the poverty of Pittsburg's schedule in
so-called "big games," to the team's
narrow, escape in the Navy game, and
to the scoring achievement of Car-
negie Tech against Warner's machine.
However, an eleven which has rolled
up 81 points against Syracuse, Penn-
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sylvania, and Penn State, while keep-
ing the ground behind its goal line
terra incognita for three such potent
adversaries, can reasonably well af-
ford to smile, remain silent, and 'point
with pride.
Pitt Should Have Met Colgate.
As a result of the surprise pack-
age opened in Providence on Thanks-
giving day, Pittsburg may regret the
failure to arrange a game with Col-
gate. As things are, however, it would
be eminently fitting for the Western
Pennsylvania institution to rechristen
(Continued on Page Six)
* GEE, WONDER IF IT WAS
* A GOLD BRICK, HITH? *
* A construction company which *
* is erecting a new building near *
* the Michigan athletic quarters,
* in on the war-path. Assistant
* Athletic Director John Edmunds *
* is the goat. *
* Edmunds made a journey *
* down to Youngstown for *
* Thanksgiving, carrying with him *
* an ordinary brick wrapped up '
* in a newspaper. The confiscat- *
* ed object was hidden down deep *
* in John's traveling bag. No one *
* around the Wolverine quarters *
* admits knowledge as to how it *
* got there. *
* Edmunds swears that he did- *
* n't take the brick willfully. *
* How about it, Sherlock? *
* *
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