1908–09 Chicago Maroons men's basketball team

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1908–09 Chicago Maroons men's basketball
University of Chicago Basketball Team, Intercollegiate Champions, 1909.jpg
Western Conference Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1908–09 record 12–0 (12–0 Western)
Head coach Joseph Raycroft (3rd season)
Captain William Georgen
Home arena Bartlett Gymnasium
Seasons
1908–09 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chicago 12 0   1.000     12 0   1.000
Purdue 6 4   .600     8 4   .667
Wisconsin 5 4   .556     8 4   .667
Illinois 5 6   .455     7 6   .538
Minnesota 3 6   .333     8 6   .571
Indiana 2 6   .250     5 9   .357
Northwestern 1 4   .200     1 7   .125
Iowa 1 5   .167     8 7   .533
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1908–09 Chicago Maroons men's basketball team represented the University of Chicago in intercollegiate basketball during the 1908–09 season. The team finished the season with a 12–0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll,[2][3] this was the third consecutive season for which Chicago was later named the Helms national champion.[2] The team played their home games on campus at Frank Dickinson Bartlett Gymnasium.

Both Pat Page and John Schommer were named All-Americans, while Schommer was also named the Helms Foundation National Player of the Year.[4] For Schommer, it was his fourth consecutive All-American honor; for Page, it was his second (the following season, he would earn his third and also be named the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year).

Roster[edit]

Player Position Class Hometown
Joy Reichelt Clark Guard Sophomore Omaha, NE
Alfred Crenshaw Kelly, Jr. Guard Sophomore Ewing, IL
Edwin Powell Hubble Forward Junior Marshfield, MO
Harlan "Pat" Page Guard Junior Chicago, Illinois
Arthur Charles Hoffman Guard Junior Chicago, Illinois
William Matthias Georgen, captain Forward Senior Belvidere, IL
John Joseph Schommer Center Senior Chicago, IL

Schedule[edit]

Source[5]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
1/15/1909
no, no
vs. Indiana W 18–12  1-0 (1-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
1/23/1909
no, no
vs Purdue W 31–11  2-0 (2-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
1/25/1909
no, no
@ Northwestern W 28–4  3-0 (3-0)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, IL
1/28/1909
no, no
@ Iowa W 29–10  4-0 (4-0)
Iowa Armory 
Iowa City, IA
2/6/1909
no, no
@ Wisconsin W 18–15  5-0 (5-0)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium 
Madison, WI
2/12/1909
no, no
vs. Minnesota W 27–2  6-0 (6-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
2/13/1909
no, no
@ Illinois W 17–15  7-0 (7-0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/19/1909
no, no
@ Indiana W 17–10  8-0 (8-0)
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/20/1909
no, no
vs Purdue W 30–13  9-0 (9-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
2/26/1909
no, no
vs. Illinois W 23–10  10-0 (10-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
3/6/1909
no, no
vs. Wisconsin W 18–4  11-0 (11-0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
3/13/1909
no, no
@ Minnesota W 20–15  12-0 (12-0)
University of Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Maroons season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 531. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ "2013–14 Chicago Maroons Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). History. University of Chicago. 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ [1], The Cap and Gown
  6. ^ Cap and Gown 1909