The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, December 01, 1892, Page 39, Image 11

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Sanger, recently at Milwaukee, lowered
the world's indoor mile record to 2:31 1-2.
Amherst won the foot-ball pennant in the
Triangular league and Minnesota in the
Northwestern league.
Sawyer has been elected captain of the S.
U. I. team for the coming year, and Hol
brook re-elected manager.
Our friends, the School of Mines at Golden,
were defeated by the Denver A. C. in their
annual game last Thursday, 36 4.
Northwestern won the pennant in the
Western league, with Lake Forrest, Illinois
and Beloit following in the order named.
An international organization of cyclists
has been formed in Chicago, and races be
tween nations will be a feature of the World's
W. M. Johnston will represent Nebraska
at the annual meeting of Western Foot-ball
Association that is held in Kansas City dur
ing the holidays.
The Yale and Princeton rush lines aver
aged 177 lbs., their teams 168 1-2 lbs. The
average age of the Yale men was 19 years
7 months, while the Princeton men averaged
a year older.
Great rivalry exists between the teams of
California and Stanford, They have Yale's
most famous coaches, McClung and Camp
coaching them respectively for their annual
game, Dec. 17th.
Lacrosse can now be counted among the
games of Nebraska. A team from Kearney
defeated one from Omaha on Thanksgiving
day. Other teams have been organized, one
in Lincoln, and games scheduled for next
Nearly all of last year's base-ball team have
returned to school, and, as there is some new
talent, the outlook for a good team is .very
promising. E. O. Pace has been elected
manager and will 'sooivrhavc a schedule of
games arranged.
Osgood, Cornell's famous half, has left
Cornell to attend the University of Pennsyl
vania. No reason is assigned for the change.
He is an Omaha boy and an attempt was
made last fall by the local association to
secure him as a coach.
Two foot-ball games were played in Chi
cago the same day, one by the Rugby rules,
Americanized, and the other by the English
association rules. The attendance at the
former was ten time? as great as that of the
latter. This shows the relative popularity
of the two games.
Purdue won the Indiana collegiate cham
pionship. The trophy is a silver cup present
ed by the citizens of Lafayette. The cup, the
handsomest foot-ball trophy in the west, is
fourteen inches high, ten inches in diameter,
with a foot-ball etching on one side. Purdue
has defeated all of the strong western teams
for two years, and will probably play eastern
teams next year.
There were but few changes in foot-ball
this year, but two new plays being evolved.
The spreading V, masses on guards and
tackles and the revolving wedge, the princi
pal team plays, were perfected but not
changed. The new plays were employed
by Harvard and are called Deland's checker
board plays, after their inventor, Mr. Deland,
a stock broker of Boston.
The work of the Yale team shows the value
of systematic coaching and training. With
many green men, they again had a team that
was invincible, their opponents not scoring a
single point. Harvard had the strongest
team of recent 3'ears and Yale could not
score against them until the last fifteen
minutes. Princeton was defeated for the
first time in their history by Pennsylvania,
thus loosing second place in the Inter-collegiate
association, . but they gave Yale a
stronger tussle than was expected. Wes
leyan tails 'the association.-
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