The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, December 01, 1892, Page 39, Image 11
THE NEBRASKAN 39 fl f u J' athletics. 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 fair. 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 spring. 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.- MMBgirate- .jtMSaiMMmtSSmV&'l.