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The first match game of toot ball ever played at the U. ol
N. took place Saturday, November 23, between the elevens
of the Senior and Sophomore classes. The elevens met on
the campus at 10 o'clock and with A. M. Troycr, '91, as um
pire and Professor H. N. Allen as referee, play was called
and the game began. The Sophs having secured choice of
goal the Seniors kicked off. No brilliant plays were made by
cither side, but few iouls and not many real errors, but both
sides showed lack of organization in their playing. Downs
were of rather too frequent occurence, and the ball was in
touch more than was of pdvnntagc to cither side. The Seni
ors held an advantage in having the heavier and stronger
rush line, and succeeded in charging the line of the Sophs
several times, while the Sophs were strong and did some ex
ccllcnt work with their half backs. At the end of the first
half the score was 4 to 4. The second half was hotly contested
but the deciding goal was secured by the Seniors, owing
partly to an error by the Sophs.
The players were as follows:
McClatchic Captain and Quarter Back Troycr
Holmes Right Half Back Hyde
Marsland Left Half Bace Stockton
Tingley Back Yates
Peterson Snap Back Dingcs
Farmer. Right Guard Wolfe
Almy LeftGuard Barklcy
Cope Right Tackle Scntcr
Taylor Lcft Tackle Sheldon
Hcarn Right End Rusher McFarland
Stoughton Lett End Rusher Skilcs
Touch down failing goal 4
Goal by touch down 6 10
Touch down failing goal 4 4
"Line up 11!"
Let me kick it." Physicoponiacus.
Almy caught a slightly blackened eye.
Tingley played back because he could kick.
Troyer's proboscis looks rather conspicuous for a prohib.
"Peter" will invest in another cap before the next game.
Wc did not know that Dingcs was so "red-headed" be
fore. White had seen the Seniors play "by rule" before and
preferred to go hunting.
The Freshmen have added to their quasi-dignity by chal
lenging the Seniors, to a game of foot ball to be played De
cember 7, 1890 (?).
We wonder which of the Sigs got to bet on the winning
side; but it'made "no difference for it was all in the 'frat'
anyway" and they had to "have some fun out of the game
The foot ball committee have accepted the challenge of
the University of South Dakota to play us a game of foot ball
here, at any time after next Saturday. Now the only proper
thing to do is, to practice foot ball, or to pray for cold weather
to set in at once.
The Su-arthmore Phoenix for November is entertaining
The cane rush was abolished at Ilavcrford this year by the
"action of the college," so says the Iaverordian.
Wc would advise the manager of the ChaJdoek to enlarge
their paper. It is rather small for n monthly journal.
The University Beacon publishes under the head of "Uni
versity World" nnd "Society Initiations" a great amount of
trash that might better be consigned to the waste basket.
The Oxvl from Doanc college has favored us with a visit,
so long expected that wc were beginning to think it had for
gotten us. However, wc arc pleased to find that it still re
We presume it was news, but when wc read for the nine
hundred ninety-ninth time in our exchanges that "Michigan
university has more students than any other American col
lege" wc thought it was a chestnut.
Judging by the descriptions of frat banquets given in the
Lombard Reviexo, frats in the East arc pretty much like Irals
in the West; that is feasting and having a good time in gen
eral is by them regarded of more consequence than anything
The Practical Student publishes a sermon that Dr. Tal
magc delivered in Rome not long since. Of course the ser
mon U good and instructive but then we advise the Practical
Student to practice more with the pen and less with the
The University of Michigan has entirely abolished the
marking system. This is the first time, wc think, that the
experiment has ever been tried in an American college and
the result will be awaited with interest by colleges through
out the country.
Two features that detract considerably from the merits of
the Muhlenberg arc "Among the Poets," and "Thought
Gems." We would suggest that the space occupied by the
former be devoted to original matter, and that something not
quite so suggestive of n last year's almanac be substituted for
The Ottawa Campus, of Ottawa university, exhorts the
students to make that institution glow with oratorical enthu
siasm for the local contest soon to be held. Brother, we sym
pathise with you, and wish you may be able to excite the dc-sired-for
enthusiasm, although wc almost despair of accomp
lishing a like result here.
The fraternities at the Northwestern university are going
to publish the college annual this year, apparently having
completely ignored the non-fraternity clement of the uni.ver
sity. Yet they would have us believe that fraternities do not
cause strife and contention. Wc remember well amove that
the frats made here not very long since.
The Vidette-Reporter contains an interesting and able
article on "The Constitutional Relations of ihe State to
the University," by cx-Gov. A. J. Kirkwood. After giving
some very good reasons for state support of higher education
he closes by a plea for "more means to do its work." The
whole article could be read with profit by some of our so
The Blackburnian takes to task some of the Illinois col
lege journals because they are dissatisfied with the result of
the state contest, and because in expressing their disappoint-
ment they insinuate that the judges were incapable. We say
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