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)NESDAY, MARCH 4, 1959

Script Reversed Against Illini




Only the ending was changed-
to protect Michigan's Big Ten
basketball record.
That was the difference be-
tween the Wolverines' resound-
ing loss to Ohio State, 106-83,
Saturday, and their win over Il-
linois Monday, 101-95.
Coach Bill Perigo's crew was
caught flat-footed at the outset
of both games. They never did
get started against the Buckeyes
but came through admirably
against the rapid-firing Illini.
In each clash, Michigan spot-j
ted its foes early 13-point leads.
OSU zoomed in front, 14-1, in just
three minutes, while Illinois
sported a quick 19-6 margin.
The Buckeyes continued to;
nurse their lead along for the en-
tire 40 minutes, adding to it in
'M' Icemen

Near Peak

Shavings of ice from the Michi-
gan Coliseum:
The Wolverine hockey team, in
the midst of its last week of prac-
tice, appears to have finally Jelled
as a unit.
Coach Al Renfrew's charges, for,
the second week in a row, managed
to upset their host in the closeout
of a. weekend series.: Saturday's
6-3 win over the Golden Gophers
of Minnesota maintained the Wol-
verines distinction of having beat-
en each of their western opponents
in their last meetings of the season.
Michigan will have a chance to
complete this string this weekend
when they wind up an otherwise
undistinguished season with a
home - and - home series against
Michigan State.
** * .
Defense Improves
Renfrew credited Saturday's win
at Minneapolis tothe entire team's
play, but singled out the defense
for special praise. Said Renfrew,
"They all played real well. But
we've been a lot stronger since
we've had 4 defensemen"
Playing before crowds of over
5,000 each night, the Wolverine
goalie Ross Childs was called on
to make a total of 81 saves in the
two games.
NCAA Berths Sewed Up
On the strength of last week-
end's action, it appears as if the
two western representatives at the
NCAA playoffs have been decided.
Renfrew commented, "I guess it
looks like North Dakota and Mich-
igan State."
State took two from Michigan
Tech, 3-0 and 5-2, last, weekend to
place itself virtually out of reach
of the Huskies from Houghton.
North Dakota split with Denver
to eliminate them from pontention.

snatches. Illinois' glory lasted only
a half hour when Michigan, tired
of playing the role of patsy, sud-
denly came to life behind the
great clutch shooting of sopho-
more John Tidwell.
Why could the Maize and Blue
turn the tide on second-place Il-
linois and yet appear so inept
against Ohio State which was
then in the Conference's eighth
position but has since joined
Michigan, Illinois and three oth-
ers in the runner-up post? Perigo
readily has the answer.
Rebounding the Difference
"The big factor was the re-
bounding," says Perigo. "When
we were down 17 points to Ohio
State, we knew we were whipped
because they were beating us on
the boards as well as in every
other facet.
"But Illinois' rebounding isn't
that strong (Michigan won the
battle of the boards, 60-52),"
Perigo continues. "So when their
shooting cooled off in the second
half and ours got better, it meant
the ball game."
Michigan's comeback was no
surprise to Perigo since his club
has been forced to come from be-
hind in many of its recent Con-
ference games.
A Successful Comeback
"Against Northwestern (twice)
and Indiana we were down by
quite a bit and almost caught
them. We finally made it against
Illinois," he exclaims. "It was
definitely the most successful
comeback any Michigan team has
made since I've been coaching
All of which leads Perigo to
label the 1958-59 Wolverines as
"the team with the most desire
I've ever had."
Although Perigo doesn't feel
this year's team has enough all-
around depth to be called his best,
two all-time Michigan records are
virtually certain to be broken Sat-
urday when the Wolverines (7-6)
Fraternity "A",Playoffs
First Place
Sigma Phi Epsilon 33, Sigma Chi 32
sigma Alpha Epsilon 34, Kappa Al-
pha Psi 32
Phi-Delta Theta 41, Delta Upsilon 25
Second Place
Psi Upsilon32,Kappa Sigma 26
Third Place
Phi Sigma Delta 47, P1 Lambda Phi
Phi Kappa Tau 60, Theta Chi 34
Delta Tau Delta 33, Lambda Chi
Alpha 25
Fourth Place
Zeta Psi 31, Phi Sigma Kappa 24
Delta Kappa Epsilon 32, Trigon 26'
Theta Delta Chi 39, Delta Chi 2$
Philadelphia 116, Detroit 107
Boston 119, Minneapolis 112
Syracuse 127, New York 120
Boston 2, Detroit 2 (tie)

host Minnesota in the season's
finale in an attempt to gain a
share of second.
Michigan needs only 24 points
to surpass the mark for total scor-
ing in a season. And M.C. Burton
will break Ron Kramer's single-
season standard of 450 points
when he gets his fifth marker
against the Gophers.
Swim Meet
f To Stager
"I was very satisfied with the
team's performance against Ohio
State," said Michigan swim coach
Gus Stager, commenting on his
squad's overwhelming 69-36 win
"Of course, Tony Tashnick
looked exceptionally good in set-
ting a new NCAA record in the
200-yd. butterfly (he lowered his
own mark from 2:04.2 to 2:03.5).
Frank Legacki-and Carl Woolley
looked good in the 50-yd. freestyle,
finishing a close one-two, and
Legacki performed well in taking
the 100-yd. freestyle."
'Stager Pleased
The "M" coach added that he
was pleased with John Smiith's new
Michigan record of 2 :8.7 in the
200-yd, backstroke,,. but thought
Smith might have gone even
Stager is still in the process of
picking the team and the events
in which each person will swim
this weekend in the Big Ten cham-
pionships. Also being chosen are
the freestylers who will swim in
the '1500-meters event. Vying for
this honor are Pete Fries, John
Urbancsok, Andy Morrow and
Jerry Holtrey.
Who should give the favored
Wolverines the most trouble?
Stager feels host Michigan State
will be tough "because of Bill
Steuert and Frank Modine, but I
am not necessarily saying that the
Spartans will finish second.
OSU's Strength Deceptive
He continued, "Ohio State' has
more strength than it showed
against us. The Buckeyes' freestyle
relay team is excellent and could
net them a first place total of 14
In answer to Ohio State swim
coach Mike Peppe's statement that
the Wolverines had perhaps their
greatest team ever, Stager com-
mented, "I hope the boys haven't
read this. They can't be classified
among the top teams anywhere
until after they prove themselves
in the nationals."


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VERSATILE TRACKMAN-Dick Cephas, Michigan sophomore, is
one athlete who knows what a workout is. Each day's practice
means practice with starting blocks for the dashes, time trials
over the hurdles and getting steps correct for the high jump.
Cephas Makes Bid as Heir
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Yes, even Ohio State's Glenn,
Davis must have a successor as
the most versatile performer in the
rugged nig Ten track circuit when
he graduates next month - so
Michigan's young Dick Cephas is i
already making his bid.
Although Cephas, the newest of
the Wolverines' sophomore record-
holders, isn't expected to reach the
world reknown of Davis in the
440-yd. dash and high hurdles, he
does appear in line for the all-
around title.
Title Material
Cephas is establishing himself as
championship material in the low
hurdles, has high jumped 6'6" and
can run any sprint through the
When the Conference teams
gather at Madison, Wis. this week-
end, he may see lots of Davis, be-
cause both should be scheduled to'
run in the sprint and low hurdles.
The Michigan youngster, ham-
pered by an injured ankle for part
of the indoor season, is just begin-
ning to reach his peak. Last Satur-
day, he tied the varsity 65-yd. low
hurdles mark at :07.4 and jumped

At Illinois (Feb. 21), Cephas was
edged out of first in the hurdles
by teammate Pete Stanger, tied
for third in the high jump and.
failed to place in the 60-yd. dash.
In the sprints, his toughest com-
petition this year has come from
teammates Tom - Robinson and
John Gregg. Unofficial clockings,
however, have caught him between
:06.3 and :06.4.
Coach Don Canham says he ex-,
pects Cephas to place well in the
hurdles and has an outside chance
in the classy high jump field.
Highly Versatile
Cephas' versitility reaches be-
yond the track. He is a good stu-
dent in industrial design, an ama-
teur cartoonist, and co-captained
his high school football team.
He has a lot of determination to
match his versitility, too. In his
junior year of high school, his
coach (Leo Johnson, an Indiana
graduate!) told him to bring up
his grades and do betterintrack
and he could get a scholarship to
Cephas took the coach at his
word: In his senior year, he won
valedictorian honors and set state
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(This is the first in a. series of in-
terviews with Michigan's prominent teams to use it," says Perigo, with
athletic figu'res concerning their most a justifiable tinge of pride.
memorable moments in sports.) "Many coaches still felt you were
By FRED KATZ grandstanding if you used it, but
I noticed that a lot more teams
Basketball has been the domi- started shooting one-handed after
nant force in the life of Bill Peri- we won the title."a
go, Michigan coach for the past Perigo still clhuckles over the
seven years, ever since he first be- gend-off he got at Benton Harbor
came aware of the sport's exist-
ence.,when he left the school in 1945
ence- to take a job at Western Michigan.
And if you're familiar with the "The mayor proclaimed a day
hold that basketball has on Hoo for me when I left. I was the most
siers, you'll see the inclinations of popular man in town with the kids
this Delphi, Ind. native aren't un- anyway, because they closed the
natural. schools for the day."
Perigo is no stranger to the cage
fans' cheers that symbolize success
on the hardwood, even though heA
has experienced a severe drought
while guiding the Wolverines' for- U
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"It's always a thrill for a player
to appear in Indiana's State Tour-
nament," recalls Perigo. "I did
twice, when I was a sophomore and
a senior at Delphi.'
"But the satisfaction certainly
wasn't equal to that I received in
coaching Benton Harbor to its
first Michigan Class A state cham-
pionship in 1941," he says. "That
would have to be my most memor-
able moment.
"Getting to share in that won-
derful feeling with a group of boys
as a coach far surpasses that re-
ceived as a player which is more
of an individual thing," Perigo
Fire Truck Celebration
"After we won the title we had
the usual fire truck celebrations,
speeches and bond fires; they gave
us a real time," he says, relishing
those vibrant moments once again.
"We had a real fine team that






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