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1898 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1898 record9–4–1 (0–4 Western)
Head coachW. H. Bannard (1st season)
CaptainClarence Thorne
Home stadiumSheppard Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 3 0 0     10 0 0
Chicago 3 1 0     14 2 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     9 1 0
Illinois 1 1 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 1 2 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 1 0     3 3 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     9 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1898 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1898 Western Conference football season. In their first and only year under head coach W. H. Bannard, the Purple compiled a 9–4–1 record (0–4 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Western Conference.[1][2] The team lost all four of its games against Western Conference opponents (Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) by a combined total of 104 to 16.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Northwest Division High*
W 34–0
September 24Englewood High*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 22–0
September 28Hyde Park High*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 18–0
October 1Dixon*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 57–0[3]
October 8Beloit*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 17–11[4]
October 12Hahnemann Medical*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 22–6[5]
October 15College of Physicians & Surgeons*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 11–2[6]
October 18Chicago Athletic Association*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 4–0[7]
October 22at ChicagoL 5–345,000[8]
October 29Lake Forest*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 27–0[9]
November 5Michigan
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 5–6[10]
November 12at MinnesotaL 6–174,000[11]
November 19Armour Institute*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
T 0–0[12]
November 24Wisconsin
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–472,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1898 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1898-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide". Northwestern University. p. 106. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/nusports.com/documents/2017/7/21/Northwestern_2017_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. "Northwestern, 57; Dixon, 0". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 2, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001714/northwestern_57_dixon_0/.
  4. "Scare for the Purple". Chicago Tribune: p. 7. October 9, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001745/scare_for_the_purple/.
  5. "Perry Kicks Two Field Goals". Chicago Tribune: p. 4. October 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001771/perry_kicks_two_field_goals/.
  6. "Purple at Its Best". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 16, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001801/purple_at_its_best/.
  7. "Defeat for the C.A.A.". Chicago Tribune: p. 10. October 19, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001668/defeat_for_the_caa/.
  8. "Maroons Far the Best". Chicago Tribune: p. 7. October 23, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001603/maroons_far_the_best/.
  9. "Victory for Northwestern". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 30, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001828/victory_for_northwestern/.
  10. "Michigan Wins by One Point". Chicago Tribune: p. 9. November 6, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001522/michigan_wins_by_one_point/.
  11. "Varsity Boys Win a Splendid Victory". The Minneapolis Tribune: p. 4. November 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001478/varsity_boys_win_a_splendid_victory/.
  12. "Tie on Sheppard Field". The Inter Ocean: p. 10. November 20, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001375/tie_on_sheppard_field/.
  13. "Madison Routs Evanston Team". Chicago Tribune: p. 2. November 25, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21001322/madison_routs_evanston_team/.


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