I don’t normally post the sports-related articles from the old newspapers, but this one named specific people … plus, with the Superbowl coming up, I thought it was sort of timely.
Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 20, 1941 (Evening); p 5, col 4
Big Ten Race Hinges on Ann Arbor Battle
CHICAGO, Oct. 20, (AP) — The outcome of the Big Ten football championship race hinges on the battle Saturday between Minnesota’s abundantly-stocked group of gridiron giants and Michigan’s “chosen few.”
Michigan knocked Northwestern out of the race for the time being, at least, but had no manpower left over. In carving out a 14 to 7 decision Michigan used our players the full 60 minutes — George Ceithaml, quarterback; Al Wistert, tackle; and Joe Rogers and Harlan Fraumann, ends. Only one center, one tackle, two guards, and four backs saw service with the exception of the Wolverine starters.
Thus Michigan apparently will be forced to play ironman football against the Minnesota team, which has at least two good men for every spot in the backfield and line.
Northwestern’s loss left Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio State undefeated in the conference.
I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.
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