CUB BUCK SIGNS WITH PACKERS; WILL PLAY TACKLE
SEPT 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "Cub" Buck, All American football star while at Wisconsin, and for the last three years the mainstay of Jim Thorpe's Canton Bulldogs' line, has been signed by the Green Bay Packers for the professional football season of 1921. The super-gridder will hold down one of the tackle positions and will take charge of coaching the linemen. Buck is known the nation over as a player and coach and under his supervision the Packer battlefront will rank with the best teams in the country...O.K. WITH SCOUT BODY: Buck is scout executive at Appleton and it was feared that this connection might prevent him playing Sunday football but at a meeting of the Boy Scout board in Appleton permission was given Buck to play with the Packers during the football season. With the signing of Buck, the Packers will have a forward wall that will be hard to beat. Aside from the All American star, there will be Murray, Carey, Douglas, Hancock, Powers, the Zolls, Klaus, McQuillan, Wilson and a number of others out of which to mold a battlefront to withstand the smashing attacks of the teams that the Packers will face this fall. Buck is going to take the "hometown" players under his wing and he expects to develop a number of stars...STAGE GOOD WORKOUT: The Packers staged their best workout of the season last night at Hagemeister park. All of the big fellows with the exception of Hancock were on the job. The lighting arrangement proved satisfactory and there is no doubt but that the night practice problem has been solved. About 300 football fans witnessed the practice.
STAMBAUGH SQUAD WILL NOT BATTLE PACKERS ELEVEN
SEPT 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Stambaugh Miners probably won't be seen in action against the Packers this season. The champions of the Upper Peninsula evidently are having a bad attack of frenzied finance and their demands for appearance here will not be met. The October 9 date has been held open for the Stambaugh game but negotiations are now underway to book another team of more national reputation. The Tonanwanda N.Y., Collegians, St. Paul Millers and Cincinnati Celts are seeking games with the Packers. Word has been received from Chicago that the Boosters are coming here September 25 with a bolstered line and that Applehans' squad has been hard at practice for two weeks. The Packers played this team to a 3 to 3 tie last season and evidently the Windy City gang are coming up here intent on a victory a week from Sunday.
SEPT 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers made a ten strike when they signed Cub Buck. The former Wisconsin star is known from coast to coast as one of the greatest linemen who ever put on a football show. Not alone will Buck's appearance with the Packers be a good drawing card at the gate but his presence on the gridiron will tend to give his teammates more confidence when they are battling elevens composed of pigskin chasers of national reputation.
PACKERS' SQUAD PRACTICE OFTENER FOR CHICAGO GAME
SEPT 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer squad went through a snappy practice last night at Hagemeister park. About 17 candidates were on hand and Captain Lambeau gave the squad some new formations which will probably be used against the Chicago Boosters in the opening game Sunday September 25. The Green Bay eleven has a busy week of practice ahead. Blackboard talks, signal drills and scrimmage stunts have been planned so as to have the squad just "Rarin' to go" when the whistle blows a week from Sunday. Negotiations for games for the open dates, October 9, November 6, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, and the first Sunday in December are progressing satisfactorily and it is expected that within the next ten days some important announcements regarding contests can be made public.
BELOIT TO CLASH WITH PACKERS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
SEPT 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Beloit will battle the Packers at Hagemeister park Sunday October 16. The signed contract was received by the Packer management today and the Fairies deposit their guarantee for appearance here within the next ten days. No return game will be played at Beloit this year. Football fans consider the Beloit game one of the biggest on the schedule. Beloit has been a bitter enemy of the Packers for two years. In 1919 the Green Bay team met defeat at Beloit through the assistance of referee Zabel. Last season the Packers scored a win in the game played here but lost the clash at Beloit. Jack Dalton, who played with the Packers last year, will be in the Fairies' lineup, and Manager McCarthy states that several other new faces will be seen although the stars of 1920 are back in the fold. This included Witte, the crack quarterback and "Iron" Sturdevant, tackle, who ripped up the Green Bay team's line with his plunges. With the closing of the Beloit contest, October 9 is the only date left open on the Packers' schedule. Three teams have expressed a willingness to play here that day.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the biggest games on the Packer football schedule will be played at Green Bay October 16 with the Beloit Fairies. This Fairbanks-Morse aggregation are bitter enemies of the Bay eleven and it promises to be a game worth going miles to see. On paper, the Packers look like a much stronger team this season and if they live up to form, should give the Fairies quite an artistic trimming on the chalk marked field.
CHICAGO BOOSTERS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR OPENING BATTLE HERE SUNDAY WITH PACKERS
SEPT 19 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Boosters, champions of Chicago, will open their 1921 football season at Green Bay, Wis., next Sunday when they clash with the Green Bay Packers, members of the Professional Football league and champions of Wisconsin. The Boosters have all of their veterans back in the fold and the corp of new material several All American stars such as Knopp of Illinois and Applehans of Chicago...PRACTICING THREE WEEKS: The Chicago team has been practicing for three weeks and they will be in midseason form when the whistle blows at Green Bay Sunday afternoon. Last year, the Green Bay team held the Boosters to a tie score, 3 and 3. This was the only contest of the season that the Boosters failed to win. The Boosters leave here Saturday afternoon and will arrive in Green Bay at 9:45. Quite a handful of football fans will accompany the Boosters on their first football invasion of the season...STAGE GOOD WORKOUT: Howard Hancock, former captain of the University of Wisconsin football team and All-American tackle reported for the Sunday morning workout of the Packers at the league grounds. With his presence in the line it begins to look as if the Green Bay team will have one of the strongest battlefronts in the Professional Football league. "Red" Elliott, former Lawrence backfield man, also put in his appearance at the practice. Cub Buck put the linemen through a course of sprouts in blocking and tackling and under his supervision the linemen showed much improvement. Lambeau worked with the backfield getting them perfected on the signals. Joe Hoeffel took the ends in hand and drilled them in the art of running down on punts. Several practices are on schedule for the coming week to perfect the team play and put the squad on edge for the opening battle with the Chicago Boosters.
CHICAGO BOOSTERS TO FACE PACKERS WITH STAR LINEUP OF COLLEGIAN FOOTBALLERS
SEPT 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Boosters, champions of the Chicago Football league, who are booked to battle the Packers at Hagemeister park Sunday in the opening game of the football season will present an all star aggregation of college pigskin chasers. Among the second string squad for