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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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eekend Disappoints Stager)

Kappa Alpha Psi, Sammies
Advance in Cage Playoffs

Basketball Scores
COLLEGES ,IOklahoma 54, Oklahoma State 52

Dartmouth 81, Holy Cross 64
Marquette 35, Notre Dame 76

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iCincinnati 113, Syracuse i0n

Another unexpected finish oc-
curred Friday in the meet at
Michigan State. In the 440-yd.
freestyle event, John Urbancsok
came in second place ahead of
Dick Hanley. Both of these swim-
mers though finished behind
State's double winner, Bill Steuert.
Urbanesok Still Young
Stager claimed that the 'M'
teammates were not swimming
against one another but were only
going for places. He added that
he does not feel Urbancsok is
ready to battle Steuert because
the M' sophomore has only been
swimming for one and one-half
years.
"As in the butterfly with Tash-
nick and Gillanders, Hanley and
Urbancsok should alternate first
places for the rest of the season.
They are now that close."
Still another disturbing factor
was the competing in the Wiscon-
sin pool. The Wolverine coach did
not hide his displeasure with the
'tiny pool.' The Michigan pool re-
quires a width of seven feet for
every swimmer; by comparison to
the Wolverine pool's 45' breadth,
the Badger pool measured 19'
across Said Stager, "It was a dis-
heartening experience."
"Despite this handicap, we were
still too slow. From now on, we
are really going to work and bear
down for the big meets ahead,"
he concluded.

By DAVE LYON
Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Alpha
Mu, and Sigma Chi advanced to
the second round of I-M social
fraternity "A" basketball cham-
pionship playoffs by winning in
first-round play last night.
Alpha Delta Phi rallied to pull
into a 32-32 tie with KA Psi at
the end of regulation time, but a
free throw and Howard Sims' bas-
ket in the overtime gave KA Psi
a 35-32 victory.
An alert SAM defense and cold
shooting by Beta Theta Pi enabled
the Sammies to eliminate the
Betas, 27-18.
Sigs Win
Sigma Chi pounded out a 38-25
triumph over Chi Psi in a rough
game.
Phi Delta Theta qualified for a
spot in the championship playoff
bracket by downing Delta Tau
Delta, 53-34, in a makeup of a
league game.
In second place playoff action,
Psi Upsilon held off Alpha Epsilon
Pi, Sigma Nu eliminated Phi
Kappa Psi, 31-27; and Alpha Sig-
ma Phi edged Theta Xi, 27-26, in
a seesaw battle.
Third place playoff winners
were Zeta Beta Tau, Phi Sigma
Delta, and Phi Kappa Tau. ZBT's
fast-breaking team ran away from
Tau Delta Phi, 48-23; Phi Sig de-
feated Phi Kappa Sigma, 28-24;

and Phi Kappa Tau won going
away from Acacia, 41-25.
Fiji's Roar
Phi Gamma Delta ran up the
night's highest score in swamp-
ing Sigma Phi, 63-33, in a fourth
place playoff quarter final. Three
Phi Gams scored 13 points or
better. Phi Sigma Kappa advanced
in the same playoffs, scoring the
game's last eight points in a 32-24
decision over Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Alpha Phi Alpha forfeited to Tri-
gon.
Cooley downed Huber, 47-34, in
a residence hall "A" league game,
and in residence "B" league ac-
tion Reeves squashed Strauss, 44-
13; Van Tyne prevailed over Hins-
dale, 34-27; and Michigan stopped
Adams, 38-14.
In action at the I-M pool, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon won four of six
first places in defeating Delta Tau
Delta, 34-23, for the fraternity
dual swimming title.
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Frosh-Varsity 'B'
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F r e s hm a n swimmers will
clash with the varsity "B" team
at 9 p.m. tonight at the Varsity
Pool in a meet that shapes up
as a closely contested match.
There is no charge.
The "B" contingent, with the
exception of junior Ken Ware,
is made up of sophomores.
Coach Gus Stager predicts, "It
will be one of the most excit-
ing- meets of the year."j

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Skinner, Brown Keys
To Hopes Against Illini

By TOM WITECKI

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A pair of tumblers, Bill Skin-
ner and Jimmy Brown, may hold
the key to Michigan's chances of
beating Illinois' Big Ten and
NCAA gymnastic champions Fri-
day, night.
With the match between the
Conference's only two unbeaten
squads expected to run right down
to the wire before a packed crowd
in the I-M Building, the final
event in which this duo will be
matched against the defending
Big Ten tumbling champ Alan
Harvey may very well be the de-
ciding one.
Gymnastic Coach Newt Loken
said the two tumblers have "im-
proved tremendously since the be-
ginning of the season, which is'
only indicative of the many hours
of hard work they have put in
practicing."
Alternate in First
Skinner and Brown have alter-
nated finishing first and second
in Michigan's last four meets,
with Skinner putting on one of
his better performances to win
last weekend's event against Ohio
State and Indiana.
For Skinner, who earned letters
in swimming, track and football
while attending high school in his
hometown of Toronto, Ont.,
tumbling is a relatively new sport.
His first contact with it came
Just a little over two years ago
when he was attending the Air
Force Academy.
There he served under the
tutelage of former NCAA tumbling
champion Bob Sullivan and when,,

after a few months, he was forced
to leave the academy due, to an
eyesight deficiency, Sullivan rec-
ommended Michigan.
Cheerleader Captain
Now a junior in civil engineer-
ing, Skinner was recently appoint-
ed captain of the Michigan cheer-
leaders for next fall.
His partner on the mats, Brown,
also has a military background,
having attended the Georgia Mili-
tary Academy in his home town
ofg Atlanta.
Although he has specialized in
tumbling while competing for the
Wolverines, Brown has won the
Georgia- State Gymnastic Cham-
pionships for the past two years
and hopes to compete in several
events for Michigan next season.
The sophomore, whose sense of
humor is almost as sharp as some
of his tumbling routines, has a
good chance to develop into one
of Michigan's greatest tumblers in
the next two years according to
Loken.
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