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Western Football Rules.

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Revised western football rules, prepared by Professors A. A. Stagg of Chicago University and A. P. Everett of the University of Illinois, were sent out after a final conference Tuesday. The rules must be now submitted to the seven universities which united in appointing the committee. Alterations in the rules are less sweeping than many expected. The vital change is that radically altering the present system of scoring. The goal after a touchdown is fixed to count for only one additional point, the drop kick for four, the place kick for three and the safety for two.

There is no requirement for seven men in the line, but it is provided that if two linesmen are drawn back of the line they shall be outside of the line of scrimmage. Another safeguard against roughness is that imposing a distance penalty for laying hands on opponents before the ball is put into play. An important alteration also is that permitting to the side scored on the choice of kickoff. Other changes suggested are in defining the safety, allowing fifteen yards instead of ten on the kick-out after a kick for goal on the first down, permitting only two minutes of time taken out for injuries, and modifying the penalty of impositions when the ball is close to the goal line. The committee reserves several suggestions on duty of officials which will be submitted if the committee is continued.

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