1937 Football Team

Overall Record: 4-4 Conference Record: 3-3
Conference Finish: 4th place tie
Coach: Harry G. Kipke
Captain: Joe Rinaldi
All-Conference: Ralph Heikkinen
Most Valuable Player: Ralph Heikkinen
Meyer Morton Award: Fred Trosko
Trainer: Ray Roberts
Assistant coaches: Heartley Anderson, Franklin Cappon, Bennie Oosterbaan, Walter Weber
Manager: Fred Colombo, John Fecknay (ass't), Ralph Dubois (ass't), Warren Slater (ass't), Philip Woodworth (ass't)

OpponentDateSiteResult Attend.
Michigan State 10/02 H L 14-19 63,311
Northwestern 10/09 A L 0-7 23,837
Minnesota (HC) 10/16 H L 6-39 53,266
Iowa   -/- 10/23 A W 7-6 12,211
Illinois   -/- 10/30 A W 7-6 32,506
Chicago   -/- 11/06 H W 13-12 23,394
Pennsylvania   -/- 11/13 A W 7-0 18,476
Ohio State   -/19 11/20 H L 0-21 56,766
Totals54-110283,767

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end John Nicholson (6)
Elmer Gedeon (2)
left tackle Don Siegel (6)
Fred Janke (2)
left guard John Brennan (7)
Fred Olds
center Archie Kodros (7)
Joe Rinaldi
right guard Ralph Heikkinen (7)
George Marzonie
right tackle William Smith (6)
Roland Savilla (2)
right end Dan Smick (6)
Arthur Valpey
John Nicholson
quarterback Douglas Farmer (8)
fullback Edward Stanton (7)
John Kinsey
left halfback Fred Trosko (5)
Stark Ritchie (3)
right halfback William Barclay (3)
Hercules Renda (3)
Norm Purucker

View full 1937 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1937 Team Photo
1937 team photo
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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
mgr J. Colombo, Archie Kodros, Ralph Heikkinen, Dan Smick, Elmer Gedeon, John Nicholson, Trainer Ray Roberts
Fourth Row
Ed Stanton, Clarence Vandewater, Roland Savilla, Art Valpey, Don Siegel, Earle Luby
Third Row
George Marzonie, Robert Campbell, Norm Purucker, Louis Levine, William Smith, William Barclay, Stark Ritchie, Fred Olds
Second Row
Ernest Pederson, Douglas Farmer, Director Fielding Yost, captain Joe Rinaldi, Coach Harry Kipke, Fred Janke, John Brennan
Front Row
Fred Trosko, Hercules Renda

1937 Full Squad Photo
1937 team photo
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