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tops of the distant hills on tlie other side of the Susquehanna. Here
in camp mess calls are sounding by the score and I feel myself ready
to answer ours. Regards to ollthe boys.
-University of Nebraska vs. Kansas state university at
FOOT BALL OUTLOOK FOR '98.
PROSPECT BEING PROMISING. OLD MEN RETURNING.
GOOD NEW MEN ENTERING.
With the opening" of the university has come the beginning- of the
foot ball season and the time for the foot boll player to don his uni
form and betake himself to the gridiron while the enthusiast of the
game watches 'him in his daily practice.
The outlook for foot -ball in our university the coming- season is ex
ceptionally bright and promising'. The new coach, Mr. P. H. Yost, of
Parkersburg, W. Ya., arrived last Monday and has taken, hold! of af
fairs with a rigor and, vim that promise to mark him as the best
coach Nebraska has ever had. .
Mr. Yost is an. old foot boll player, and comes to the university
with the highest recommendations as to his ability as a player and
coach. He started on 'his foot ball career at the university of West
Virginia, from which institution he is a graduate, in the year of 1894,
playing as a tackle oni the team for two years. He played on the Laf
ayette team in 1890, lihe team defeating- Pennsylvania and playing
Princeton a tie game. He was also a member of the All Star team
of Pittsburg, playing- on this team with Heffelfiinger, "Biffy" Lee,
Trenchord, and other noted players.
Lost year 3fr. Yost successfully coached the Ohio Wesleyair team,
which, worn the state pennant that year. This team also played a
lie game with, Michigan State university, neither team scoring' a
Mr. Yost uses his own style of game for tihe most part, and. in cer
tain poinds the Princeton style. He -'has kept abreast of the -times,
ibowever, and is familiatr wth the styles of play of all the leading
eastern universities tintl coHeges. He also pays much attention to in
dividual playing- and teaches the players styles peculiar to their in
The new coach, is five feet eleven and one-half inches in height,
weighs close on to 200 pounds; and ie a natural born athlete, being al
ways in tip top condition. He is gentle-man in every sense of the
word and makes- friends wherever he goes in a short time. In tins
connection it will not be amiss to ;uote from the Ohio Wesicyan
cc liege paper. It says:
"Mr. Yost is one of the great foot ball men of the country. He is
a thorough master of the gome in every position on the team, both
offensive and defensive, is very thorough. His great enxhusisam in
spires all his men, for he is not afraid of work, but goes into the po
sitions and shows his men how to play them. Coach Yost is a genial
Christian gentleman and it is a remarkable fact that not a single
oath has been lieard upon the ball ground at Delaware during- the
practice of the entire season. He is wholly imiwrtial and loved by
all his men. O. W. U. congratulates herself upon having such a
coach and is willing io pay a large sum for Otis services next sea
son." The Hesperian sees in Mr. Yost a coach who is a typical college
man ami will at all times have the best interests of the foot ball
team in mind' and do his utmost io secure for Nebraska a winning
team and one that will land the pennant for 1898.
Manager Bisehof is also on the grounds, faring arrived last Mon
day. Wh51e he lias not fully completed the schedule; and hopes' to
add two or three more games, he is able to announce the following
games, the contracts for them being signed:
October 1. University of Nebraska vs. Hastings college at Lincoln.
October 8 University of Nebraska vs. Ames college at Lincoln.
October 24. University of Nebraska vs. Wm. Jewell college at
October 29. University of Nebraska vh. Grinneli college at Linlcoln.
NoTember 5. Unfivers&iy of Nebraska vs. ansas State university at
-University of Nebraska vs. Iowa State "university at
OinnSia or Lincoln.
It is the intention of the manager to Imve at least four games on
iha campus. As tihe schtedule now stands three gomes will bo played
here and negotiations arte still ponding with Minnesota state univer
sity to ploy at Lincoln some tame in November. The prospects of se
curing the game are very good.
Knbx college, Washburti college, Drake universny and. Torkio col-
arrangements have been made as yet, with any cf them. The university ij
oi voiorauo wam u guuie wuu our leiuu io uc piuyeu. in. jjemcx.
Such a game will probably be arranged. Of last year's team H
is known positively that the following- players will be back:
Melford, Cowgill, Stringer, Turner, Hansenv Schwartz, Benedict and
Williams. Captain Metford. will be back "the 18th inst., at which time
practice will begin in earnest.
Pearse is very sick with typhoid, fever and is now in .the thbspitnl
at Fort Crook. He will not be in school this year. Billy Haywunl
will be back in a few days to stay for a few weeks and tihere is a'
strong probability that -he may play with the team again this season.
There will be no foot ball at Nebraska Wesleyan this year o e
count of the faculty regulations ami several of WesleyaaTs best play
ens are contemplating- entering" our university.
The grounds will be put in good condition, at once. A little pre-n
imiiiiu jMjt.utuj; vwii vtr uuut; 1.1113 hvvji, uiu iiL-.b nci'K uie iiu'ii
will be expected to settle down to hard work.
The grand stand on the west side will be repaired, extended! the
length of tin- field, ami put in the best of condition. Season tickets
will be issued for the home games and will be ready for sale within
short, time. Taking- everything into consideration, foot ball in our
school lias u mom, promising' outlook, and it now remains for hard,
earnest work on the part of the men; clean and .able management;
the hearty support and co-operation of the faculty and students, and
goou weauier io onng auoui me success io wuucii .Nebraska, is eu-J
KAPPA KAPPA GAMA CONVENTION.
The fourteenth national convention of Kappa. Kappa Gamma was
held with Sigma chapter in Lincoln, Nebr., Aug. 23-20. The fraternity
has chapters in twenty-se'en of the leading universities of the coun
try and each was represented by one delegate while many, even sonic
of the most eastern, were represented by visitors. The fraternity rag
inter showed nearly seventy-five Kappas from other chapters, ivhite
the home cliaptcr was forty strong. The inemlerH of the grand conn
cil;Grnnd President, Bertha P. Richmond, Boston, Mass.; Grand -Secretary,
Car la Fern Sargent, Evanslon, III.; Grand Treasurer, Annalwl
Collins, Iowa Falls, la.; Grand Registrar, Mignou Tulbot, Columbiw,
().; and May Josephine Hull, editor in chief of the "Key," Itlaica, '.
Y., were entertained at the Phi KapjKt Psi 4iouse, which tUus young
men of that fraternity had kindly placed at the disposal of the Kap
pas for the week. The delegates and visitors liad quarters nt the Lin
On Tuesday evening occurred the opening reception nt the home ol
Misses Florence and Margaret Winger. Wednesday morning Mi
Laura Hout., marshall, formally opened the convention. A.l busincw
Missions were held in the Unkersity chapel, which had been
appropriately decorated in the fraternity colors, dark and light blue,
by Mrx. C. II. Cere and Mrs. L. C. Richards, The afternoon was devo
ted to committee work, but at 0 o'clock all Kappas, the mothers of
the town Kappas and a few invited guests, enjoyed a picnic ten on the
beautiful lawn at the home of Miss Una ftickelts. Business sessions
occupied the day on Thursday and in the evening occurred the musi
cale at Mis Mabel Richards' liome. To this were invited all frater
nity people of the university and many town people. It wus a bril
liant affair socially ami musically. Tlie work of the oonvemtzoro only
Friday was pleasantly broken by a reception given at the home of
Miss Emily Weeks by Kappa Alpha Theta. In the evening a garden
party was enjoyed at the home of Miss Lottie Whedon. A platform on
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