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some excellent games, but he also played several of the othervariety, and in the writers judgment this was his greatestfault. He was not always playing his best, but when doingso, however, he was a hard man to play against. In the Wis-consin game his playing aided Purdue materially in landing avictory by a score of 29 to 17. In the return game, however,Adams of Wisconsin made five baskets against him. Againin the very close second Purdue-Chicago contest giant Char-ters twice batted the ball into the basket on a toss-up near it.He was also the best free-thrower in the league, and I wouldallow him to throw free-throws for the team. Next in rank to Charters as a center was Walker of Min-nesota, who likewise played in streaks. He oftentimesbecame rattled and in one close game threw a basket for theopposing team before he realized what he was doing. How-ever, much credit is due him for the high ranking of theMinnesota team. When playing the game he was capable ofputting up he was a wonder.
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SPALDINGS ATHLETIC LIBRARY. 51 Edwards of Chicago, while he did not play in every game,was another center of class. In the second half of the Wisconsin-Chicago game he was put in and his snap and energy and twofield goals tended in a great measure to bring about an uphillvictory for his team. In that same game Harper, a guard, playedcenter for Wisconsin and demonstrated that he could put up agood game at center as well as at guard. Before the game wasfairly started he had slipped in two field goals. Other goodcenters were Hyland of Iowa and V/atson of Illinois. The latterwas not the success, however, at center that he was at forwarda season ago. Posten of Illinois, unfortunately, because ofscholastic difficulties, was not permitted to play throughout theentire season, and it is to be regretted both by his team and itsfollowers that he was not able to finish the season, for he wasan excellent man at the center position. Adams of Wisconsin,while he played in only three games, was also a
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