The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, December 20, 1894, Page 20, Image 20

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Jones, height 5 feet 11 inches, weight 185, ago 2J,
hails from Hlair, Ncb. I le commenced his career as
a foot bn! player on the 'varsity in '92, where he played
guard, receiving his education then in that position.
Thorp, age 19, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight i,p, is
one of the pluckiest men on the team. 1 le has practiced
regularly each night during the season and plays swift
and hard, lie breaks up block's and tackles in fine
shape, lie has shown that he is one of the best men
to carry the ball from end, and could be played at half
back. When he was needed he responded to the entire
satisfaction of all. He will probably be back next
year, as ho is a Lincoln boy.
Spooner, ago 18, height 5 feet 10 inches, was captain
and half-back of the Council Bluffs high school team
I ie is a splendid tackier and blocker and uses his head
always, lie passes the ball well at quarter and on de
fensive work breaks up interference and tackles in
splendid form, lie can strengthen a line in any weak
point if needed, lie is rather light but his swiftness
and head work make up for any deficiency in weight.
He plays a remarkably plucky game and will be back
next year.
Teele, our genial, good nalured manager, won the
hearts of the members of the team by the way he
looked after their welfare. I le has been a hard worker
and has spent many weary hours in the thankless task
of trying to raise money to keep things moving.
With a foot ball team unequalled in the West, the
University of Nebraska should put into the field a base
ball team equally as good The prospects for the com
ing season are particularly bright. With seven of last
year's team on hand, and countless new men who come
with a record for good ball playing, there is no reason
why this year's team should not be the champions, not
only of Nebraska, but of the West.
Resides King, of Grinnell, who has quite a record as
a catcher, and Barnes, as pitcher, whose record is so
well known, we are still able to pick several fine bat
teries. What the team needs most is general team
work. The Chancellor has improved the campus to
some extent, by having parts ol it plowed and rolled,
but there is still an old road track running across the
part where (he inlield must be.
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