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January 10, 1917 - Image 3

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coln Advices Say Corhuskers Are
Willing to Take on Wol-
ir Year Rule at East Lansing
Causes Difficulties Leading
to Reports
rord has reached Ann Arbor from
coln, Nebraska, to the effect that
University of Nebraska is .willing
ancel her game against the Michi-
Aggies on the 27th of October
play the University of Michigan
hen interviewed upon the subject
erday Mr. Bartelme said:
[ know of no such offer or arrang-
Lt Michigan would not accept a
ewhich was taken away from M.
. as this wouldn't be fair to the
mers. If we should play Nebras-
.t will be some other time than the
r of October.'
'he reason assigned for the desire
:he part of the Nebraskans to can-
their game with the Aggies is the
that the Aggies will have four
r men on their team next season
uding Captain Vandervoort and
rterback Huebel. The report stat-
hat Nebraska authorities will in-
upon the observance of Missouri
ey or western conference eligibil-
rules and in either case four year
fwould be absolutely debarred. It
ns. to be the belief at Nebraska
the Aggies will not consent to
e stipulations and if the Farmers
:, they want the University of
higan booked in the Farmers'
seems to be understood in Lin-
that if the Nebraskans and Wol-
nes do negotiate for a contest it
be a two year agreement, where-
the Michiganders will play in
eoln in 1918, this year's game be-
played on Ferry field.
ebraska is bound by the Missouri
ey eligibility rules and it will be
of the question for the Cornhusk-
to play the Aggies if the latter in-
upon using their four year men.
contract with the Farmers will
e to be cancelled in this case, even
igh Michigan is not scheduled. The
ent Nebraska-Michigan Agiricul-
1 college contract is a two-year
ement and unless the eligibility
s is cleared up satisfactorily both
es will be allowed to go by the
hletic Director Bartelme's words
:he subject yesterday would seem
adicate that the Cornhuskers and
verines will not get together on
27th, even if M. A. C. is dropped.
all probability his stand on the
stion is merely one of "fair play"
he Aggies. As he explained, Mich-
t doesn't want to figure as the
on for the East Lansing institu-
losing any desirable bookings
ch they have made and Nebraska
get no encouragement from here.
he does take up the eligibility
tlon with the Farmers it will not
ecause she has the assurance of a
6lgan game on that date if the
r contract is repudiated.
rersity of Washington's Unbeaten
Coach May Not Add -
to Record

amors from the far west have it
Coach Gilmore Dobie, the un-
,en mentor of the University of
hington, may be succeeded by
ide J. Hunt of. Carleton college,
iesota. Dobie has established a
ag of 45 straight victories since his
at as the head strategist of the
ier state institution, and any coach
follows him in that position will
e a record to equal which would
ry the German military staff.
unt has himself been unbeaten dur-
the past three years at Carleton
his teams have run up a total of
points as against opponents' 20.
team defeated Chicago last season
a 7-0 score in an early game.
ther Hunt will be the next mentor
Vashington is still unconfirmed.
mer Illinois Captain Is Honored
iampaign, Jan. 9.-Mike Mason,
iois ex-captain of the track team,
been chosen by the Boston Herald
All-American two-miler for the
tention Class Cane Committees-
have samples-Wagner & Co.,
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St. Louis, Jan. 9. - William
Edmunds, athletic director of
Washington University of this
city has announced that he will
resign his position.
Big Bill stated that he has re-
ceived an offer to coach at an
eastern institution but that it
was his present intention to
pass up the coaching game for
the present at least and to en-
ter the Harvard medical school
next fall. Edmunds is a former
University of Michigan football
star. He will continue in his
present capacity of athletic di-
rector at Washington Univer-
sity until the end of the present
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ful whether there are very many who
have ever won four. Oliphant won
four "P's" at Purdue and he possesses
a string of sweaters that could clothe
the German standing army. Hockey
isn't a . new sport to the all-around
athlete either, as he played several
years in high school and captained the
team one season.

Harvard Will Play 31 Baseball Games
Cambridge, Jan. 9.-Harvard will
play 31 baseball games this season, 12
of which are to be staged away from
home. Tufts, one of the Crimson's
strongest opponents last year, has
been dropped and a date left open for
Princeton in case of a tie. Syracuse
has displaced Holy Cross on the chart.

Dartmouth and Brown to Meet on Grid
Hanover, Jan. 9.-Dartmouth and
Brown will get together for a grid-
iron clash in 1917 for the first time
since 1906. Tufts, Princeton and Penn-
sylvania are also headliners on the
schedule for the coming season. Ten
games will comprise the list booked.

I Hanover, Jan. 9.-The Dartmouth
basketball team lost three out of four
games played on its recent holiday
trip. The College of the City of New
York was the only institution to be de-
feated by the Green during the trip.
The Michigan Daily for service.



Say, Fellows'

Here is the One Big-
gest Opportunity of
the New Year to Buy

O'Brien, Schofield and Zoellin Should
Make FastTrio in
Michigan should be particularly
well fortified in indoor short sprints
during the coming track season, even
though the Wolverines lost the fast-
est collegiate man in American last
Material to crowd into the breach
when the 50-yard dash is megaphoned
to the dressing rooms has not swamped
Coach Farrell with the ptess of .num-
bers as yet, but a few instances of
great speed at short distances stand
out most conspicuously. Especially is
this true in a trio of instances.
Obie O'Brien, Le Scofield, and Fritz
Zoellin are the Varsity athletes in
question who have sufficient of the
"swift" to warm any pair of track slip-
pers down the half century stretch,
the new Wolverine gym indoor dis-
tance t'o be used this season.
In running a distance of this kind,
one thing stands out as a great as-
set to leading the field to the wire-
a fast getaway. Obie stands out among
the foremost in college at guessing
the time when the hammer will come
Into close harmony with the cartridge,
and profiting thereby. Many were the
occasions last winter when he and
Smith beat it down the stretch side by
side, with one leading on one trial,
the other in the next.
Hardy of Notre Dame was the only
man in indoor meets last year to con-
quer either of the Michigan men in
fast time, who is a likely contender
against the Wolverines this season.
Scofield gave both-last year's leader
and O'Brien an excellent chance to
display their speed last year, and
should become even more proficient
at taming the timers' watches before
he lines up at the tape against any
Zoellin is possibly a better hurdler
than a sprinter. But the blond sopho-
more isn't distanced in the fastest kind
of going. He too, should be found im-
proved if allowed to run in the sprints
this season.
Others exhibited ability to pile the
cinders high last spring and between
halves of the Washington game last
November, and undoubtedly will be
heard of as the present season prog-
Oliphant to Try
for Fifth Sport
Hockey to Be New Branch for Army
Star; Has Letters in Four
West Point, N. Y., Jan. 9.-Elmer
Oliphant will try to win his "A" in a
fifth sport this winter.
Oliphant is the only athlete who has
ever won his "A" in four branches of
the Army sports and now he is de-
termined to win a .fifth. Oliphant has
been awarded his letter in football,
track, baseball and basketball and this
year he will try for the hockey seven.
Hockey is the only sport left and the
gridiron star has announced his in-
tention of winning a berth on the
Army team if possible.
Elmer reported to the basketball
team this winter and was counted
upon as a regular on the courts, but
he fids that basketball and hockey
conflict, so for the present basket-

ball will be passed up and he will de-
vote his energies to hockey.
If Oliphant wins his "A" with the
hockey team he may establish a new
record, for it is doubtful whether any
athlete at any college has ever won
letters in five different sports from a
single institution. In fact, it is doubt-

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