COMPLETE PRO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE DRAWN UP; BAYS PLAY SIX AT HOME; 4 AWAY
SEPTEMBER 1 (Dayton) - Secretary Carl Storck of the NFL has announced the complete schedule of contests in the professional gridiron race for the coming season. The opening battles are scheduled Sunday October 1. The closing regularly scheduled games are booked for
Thanksgiving day, November 30. The first two Sunday in
December, the third and tenth, are being reserved for
championship play...FACE STRONG TEAMS: The outline of
games mapped out for the Green Bay, Wis., club call for the
Badger champions to meet the best elevens in the country.
Captain Lambeau's team is scheduled for ten contests, six
at home and four away. Home and series are booked with
the Racine, Milwaukee and Rock Island elevens. Green
Bay goes into Chicago October 15 to meet the Cardinals.
Columbus invades Green Bay on November 5, the
Minneapolis Marines are there, November 12, and the
Chicago Bears are booked in the Wisconsin city on
Thanksgiving Day, November 30. One feature of the
schedule is the two game invasion into Wisconsin of
President Joe Carr's world famous Columbus Panhandles.
The Ohio champions last season were runner up to the
Staleys for the pro football title. Sunday November 5 the
demon Ohioans will play in Green Bay and on the following
Saturday, November 11, Armistice Day, they are booked for
action in Racine against the Legion team.
MARINETTE COACH LAUDS ACTION OF BAY
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Commencing
the sportmanlike stand of the Green Bay Football club and
assuring the Bay management that Claude Taugher is
ineligible for varsity football competition at Marquette due to
the "three year" rule, Coach Murray has put the much
needed O.K. on the fullback playing with Captain
Lambeau's team. One of the "Cardinal" rules of the NFL
this year is that none of the teams shall make use of any
players in college who is ineligible for varsity unless
permission is granted by the coach of the college football
team. This is just what the Green Bay Football club did and
following is Coach Murray's reply:
"Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 1, 1922
Green Bay Football Club, Green Bay, Wis.
Dear Sirs: I want to commend your organization in the
stand it takes concerning a "hands off" policy in regard to
college athletes. It will be for the best interest of all
concerned when all pro teams throughout the country act
likewise. Claude Taugher is through at Marquette, insofar
as football is at stake; he has played his three years and
that finished the playing period of any football man here.
Therefore your organization will not be tampering with an
'eligible' athlete in making use of Taugher. You will find
Taugher a capable football player. He is a brilliant line
plunger and a sturdy defensive star. During his three years
at Marquette, he has been one of the most consistent
members of our team.
Yours very truly,
F.J. Murray, Marquette College Football Coach."
BAY FOOTBALLERS WILL START WORK SUNDAY SEPT.10
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Orders to
report for practice were mailed out today to some twenty
candidates for the Green Bay football team. Captain
Lambeau has ordered his squad to be here next Sunday
and, if possible, he will get in a morning and afternoon
workout. Among the players who will be here are: Buck,
Faye, Dunnigan, Murphy, Kuchenberg, Pearson, Lambeau,
Klaus, Wheeler, Glick, Wiley, Loos, Owens, Nadolny. Moose
Gardner, the giant tackle, won't pull in here until the
following week as his contract is not in effect until
September 17. Negotiations for the opening game on
September 24 have practically been completed but
publication will not be made until the terms of the
agreement have been signed. As the dope looks now, the
Green Bay club will open away from home.
GREEN BAY ELEVEN PLAYS AT DULUTH ON SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green
Bay football team will open its season at Duluth on Sunday
against the famous K.C. eleven, which last year won the
northwestern football title from the Minneapolis Marines in
the Thanksgiving day game at Minneapolis by a one
touchdown margin. The Duluth club is composed entirely
of former Minnesota and Nebraska pigskin chasers and
the same organization has intact for five years. The K.C.'s
lost but one contest last season. Rock Island beat them by
a lopsided count. This is a pretty tough foes for the Bays to
tackle in the opening fracas but Captain Lambeau deemed
it best to accept the K.C.'s offer rather than remain idle.
Efforts to book games with the Upper Michigan teams
proved futile as the Miner squads were not anxious to
tackle Green Bay so early in the season. The booking of
the Duluth game completes the Green Bay schedule until
after November 30. As the outline stands now, the opening
date at home will be October 8 against the Racine Legion.
Then Lambeau's eleven jumps for the next two Sundays,
playing at Chicago and Milwaukee and will be back at
home for the return game with Rock Island on October 29. On November 5, Columbus is here, the following week the Minneapolis Marines play here. November 19, Green Bay is at Racine, November 26, Milwaukee comes here, and November 30, the Chicago Bears are booked for action in this city.
FOOTBALL CLUB IS NEGOTIATING WITH TWO STAR PLAYERS
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Brick Owens, a star lineman from Nebraska, and Bo Phillips, who made his letter for three years at Minnesota, may be seen in the Green Bay football team's lineup this season. Owens, who is recommended by Cub Buck, is working at Waukegan, Ill., and if a position of some sort can be secured for him here, he will bring his family to the Bay and located here permanently. Phillips has a great rep as a footballer. He tips the beam at about 190 pounds and is an adept tosser of the forward pass. Last season, he was the backfield ace of the Louisville Colonels but refused to go down south again this year on account of the extreme heat. Negotiations with Regnier, the crack backfielder of the 1921 Minneapolis Marines, have just about been completed and within the next three days his signed contract is expected. Regnier will come here and stay during the football season. Captain Lambeau received the signed contract of Moose Gardner, the giant tackle, who made football history at the University of Wisconsin. Gardner is now working at Ashland but is to reach here not later than September 15. He will live in Green Bay during the fall.
PADDY CRONIN AND DOC REGNIER JOIN GREEN BAY ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay's football stock took a big jump when a pair of crack backfielders, Paddy Cronin of Marquette and Doc Regnier of the Minneapolis Marines, joined the ranks of Captain Lambeau's team. For three years, Cronin, the "fighting Irishman", has been a star with the Hilltoppers. His position is quarterback and his fighting qualities made him one of the most valuable players in midwest football last season. He is an adept tosser of the forward pass and specializes in dropkicks. According to the terms of Cronin's contract, he will reside in Green Bay during the football season. Regier wired in last night his acceptance of terms. The big backfielder of the Minneapolis Marines, will arrive here on or before September 15, and reside in the city during the fall. Regnier is a star of the first water and he played about half the game for the Marines last season against the Packers. Captain Lambeau plans to use him at left half. On Kuchenberg's request, the Bay football management has given him his release. The Marinette lawyer deemed it best to stay at home and play with the Twins on account of his business connections.
DULUTH-GREEN BAY FOOTBALL CONTEST CREATES INTEREST
SEPTEMBER 9 (Duluth) - Duluth's greatest season of professional football will be ushered in here Sunday September 24, when the K.C's claimants to the championship of the Northwest as a result of their 6 to 0 win over the Minneapolis Marines last Thanksgiving Day, give battles to the Green Bay eleven of the NFL. This Wisconsin team is rated as one of the best in the country. For three years, they held the pigskin championship of Wisconsin and in 1921 they finished high up in the pro league standings losing only to Rock Island and the Staleys. The appearance of the Badger squad here has created no end of interest in the northwest and Manager Dewey Scanlon of the Duluth team is hopeful of drawing a capacity crowd to the game. The football fans of the Northwest have heard about the famous Green Bay team for several season but this will be the first opportunity they have had to see them in action. The visitors will bump into some some stiff opposition. Harold Hannon, the former Minnesota star, will play fullback for Duluth while Ink Marshall, famous colored end, is to hold down one end of the line and Des Jar Dien, ex-Chicago center, is slated for the middle of the line. The Wisconsin club of Duluth is laying plans to entertain the Green Bay squad while they are in this city.