Lochner, Louis P. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 12, Number 3 (Dec. 1910)
Williams, Lynn A.
The decennial reunion of 1900, pp. -126
THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI-MAGAZINE him. This looked as though it might give the Maroons a chance but as it turned out it worked just the opposite. Goaded to madness by the actual incompetency or un- fairness of the official, the men played even harder than before. Samp went to tackle and Wernicke to full. It was the same old wall. Captain Dean played his last game as a Badger, and if any single player deserves credit for the final success it is none other than the former Madison high school star who was honored by his teammates in the election as captain this year. His quarterback play in the final game was as good as anything that has been seen here in a long time. He ran the team with rare judgment, picked the play that the Maroons could not solve and hung to it, cheered the men, and did heroic work both at quarter and at end, where he was played on defense. Eddie Gillette's run of 75 yards through the entire Chicago team was the best thing seen since Find- lay's circumnavigation of the Min- nesota field when Wisconsin de- feated th- gophers 16 to 12. At least five Chicago tacklers got their hands on him to no avail. He dodged three others and once free, there wasn't a man on the Maroon team* who could overtake him. Newman contributed run after run of fifteen and twenty yards and played a magnificent defensive game. Samp played consistently at full, while Buser, when he was drawn back to make first down, re- sponded every time. The outcome of the game gives Wisconsin ranking above Chicago and Northwestern and if another game were played with Indiana, the Badgers could reverse their score. It justifies the team and justifies Coach Tom Barry who ha. been the object of considerable criticism. We are started on a new career and before another year is over, Wisconsin will regain its old position. among the topnotchers of the West. With the proper inter- est on the part of the alumni and the student body, Wisconsin will solve the difficult problem that has faced her for several years. Now just a word about the cross country team. Wisconsin on Satur- day won the intercollegiate run for the first time in its history. The greater part of the glor should go where it belongs--to Coach Wil- son, Captain Hover and "Red" Dohmen. But the other members of ihe team are not to be over- looked. Cleveland, Price and Dieter ran great races and contributed their part to the splendid victory. Dohmen set a new conference re- cord of 26:12, twenty-six seconds better than any previous mark; Captain Hover finished an easy second, breaking the mark also; Cleveland was fourth; Price, eighth, and Dieter, eighteenth. In passing the compliments, let us not forget Bernstein, our enthu- siastic trainer, who has done vali- ant work with the football men this year. He has labored hard to con- dition the men and had them in the best shape a Badger team has ever been in. 120
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