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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY,

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S17...SEND SPORT-WHYS
Back on Top
CARDS THERE IS NO "ALL-SPORTS" trophy in the Big Ten. In fact, not
ish or not, a very many people have ever said that there should be one. However,
a few years ago Michigan sports fans began to think that there should
d ones Will be such a thing, since it was becoming evident that the Wolverines
mark Cards would win it every year.
Then there was last year; and the amateur statisticians were
right and confounded when they discovered that Michigan State would have
nrock from won the crown they were trying to invent.
This fall things looked bad for both the Michigan squads as they
isit US Soon finished well "out of it" in the football campaign. But since that time
s, things have perked up for the Wolverines. Of the five winter sports
teams that compete in the Big Ten, four of them are going into
Conference meets with at least a fighting chance for the title, while
the cagers need only a final victory for a sure share of second place.
In fact, things are beginning to look like this may be the most
successful winter campaign in the history of Michigan athletics. The
NO 3-4514 final answer, of course, will come this weekend when all of the "M"
squads wrap up their Big Ten action.
A Sure Winner .. .
UNDOUBTEDLY the surest bet in the history of Big Ten sports,
Michigan's powerful swimming team is not out simply to win the
title, but rather to win it "better" than has ever been done before. The
goal: 150 pints. The chances: couldn't be better.
FEIN The Best Bet
IT LOOKS LIKE the Big Ten track meet is going to be a two-team
battle-and between the two teams that staged the greatest dual
meet in Conference history only a few weeks back. The score of that
meet: Illinois ???, Michigan ???. Since that time speculation has
been ranging over this weekend's rematch of the two powers in the
Big Ten chtampionships. The nod now goes to the Wolverines, since
they have continued to improve since that match.
A Fighting Chance...
WHILE ILLINOIS is battling Michigan on Wisconsin's indoor track,
the same two schools will be running rough-shod over the other
Big Ten gymnastics teams at Indiana. Here again the Illini and
Wolverines staged the greatest dual meet in Conference gym history
this winter, with the "M" men winning, 58-54. And again the dual
meet loser gets the nod for Conference honors. The experts can't see
how the Illini can lose the big one with their great one-two punch of
Abie Grossfeld and Don Tonry. But the "M" acrobats don't entirely
agree with the experts.
The Big Toss-Up...
OWA, MINNESOTA, Illinois, Michigan State and Michigan will all
be carrying distinct title hopes into the Conference wrestling meet
at Iowa City this weekend. And any one of them can easily justify
I .such hopes when the dual meet season is reviewed. The Hawkeyes
have the best record, but all of the other squads have had some "good"
days when they could have handled the host team. As is always the
case, the team that is up for the meet and that gets good scoring
balance from almost all entries will take the title.
Even the Cagers.. ..
W HILE THE other "M" squads are nearing possible Conference
crowns, the Michigan basketball team has been putting on a
stretch drive of its own. In fact, for the first time in a number of years
You r it looks like the hardwood warriors will earn themselves a first division
finish. That is, if they can beat Minnesota Saturday. Of course, there
really are three divisions in the league 'this year, and the Wolverines-
along with everyone else-failed to join MSU in the select "top"
division.
Then There's Hockey .,..
THE ONLY "M" TEAM that hasn't had a successful winter is the
hockey squad, but they don't count in the race for an "all-sports"
crown since there is no Conference hockey league. This just might
serve as proof that a league does help to keep a team "up" for the
3rvice) games, and it certainly helps get the fans out to watch the team. It
is hoped that the drive for a Big Ten puck circuit, which Michigan has
been supporting, will soon come about.
And in the meantime the other "M" squads just might bring home
5588 four firsts and a second in the Big Ten. And even if it fell to the worst
possible: one first, two seconds, a fifth and a sixth-it would be
nothing to be ashamed of. Either way, Michigan would be back on
top of the league.

...Baseball Captain Named
Scholastically Ineligible
ByJMBNG

'By JIM BENAGH
Lady luck turned her back on
Michigan athletics again as base-
ball star Ralph Hutchings became
the sixth captain-elect to be swept
to the wayside Inethe last two
years.
Hutchings, a senior from De-
troit, was declared scholastically
in eligible for the spring semester
because he received an "E" in one
course.
The trend of losing captains be-
gan two years ago when Steve
Boros, baseball captain-elect for
1958, signed a bonus contract to
play for the Detroit Tigers. Last
year swim-captain Dick Adamski
went on academic ineligibility and
gym leader Ed Gagnier sat out
most of the season due to injuries.

During the past fall semester,
football captain John Herrnstein
lasted less than three games be-
fore -injuries forced him to the
sidelines-and Jack Lewis, who was
to head this year's basketball team,
received probation as a result of
Joint Judiciary discipline.
K Hutchings, a pre-medical studies
major, said he has an overall 3.0
grade average in his three years
at Michigan and "had good grades
other than the 'E' last semester."
"It is unfortunate that we will
lose Ralph," declared Coach Don
Lund. "However, it is a Confer-
ence rule that you become auto-
matically ineligible upon getting
an nE' "y
Hutchings said he may try out

DENNIS FITZGERALD
. to compete at 167

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'M' HAS OUTSIDE CHANCE: -
Iowa Favored To Capture, Mat Title

for the football team during the.
spring because he will still have
a semester of eligibility left.
"I understand that the football
team will use a lot of wing-T for-
mation and I may have a chance,"
he said. Hutchings was a halfback
Denby High School, captaining the
and quarterback for Detroit's
Denby High School, captaining the
squad for two years.
Lund said he has no plans at
present for filling the vacancy by
Hutchings in left field.
The coach also is undecided
about determining a new captain.
He said he may appoint one him-
self.I
Hutchings plans to continue his
baseball career next summer -
possibly with the "Pepsi Cola"
team that won the Detroit Class
A sandlot championship. He said
he had several professional "feel-
ers" and Lund agreed that he does
have many pro baseball qualities.
I-M
SCORES
Fraternity "B" Playoffs
First Place
Delta Tau Delta 25, Chi Psi 17
Phi Delta Theta 37, Phi Gammaw
Delta 16
Second Place
Alpha Epsilon Pt 22, Theta Chi IS
Delta Upsilon 42, Beta Theta Pi 25
Third Place
Zeta Beta Tau 47, Phi Kappa Tau 11
Delta Sigma Phi 31, Alpha Sigma
Phi 15
Psi Upsilon 25, Phi Sigma Delta 23
Fourth Place
Theta Delta Chi 22, Theta X1 20
Pi Lambda Phi won by forfeit over
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Professional Fraternity
Alpha Chi Sigma 26, Phi Rho Sigma
19,
Meds 33, Phi Chi 21,

By DAVE LYON
Michigan's wrestlers fly out to
Iowa City this afternoon with
little more than a remote chance
of bringing back Coach Cliff
Keen's tenth Big Ten mat title.
On the basis of its 6-4-1 dual
meet record, Michigan can be ex-
pected to finish in the top three
or four teams. However, Iowa and
Michigan State, and perhaps Min-
nesota, should have enough over-
all experience to offset Michigan's
young but able squad.
Keen said that "if they have
the desire, they can win the
championship,. Of course, this is
also true of two or three other
teams."
Determined by Points
The team championship is de-
termined by team points. In pre-
liminary and semifinal matches,
which' take place tomorrow at 2
and 7:30 p.m. respectively, one
team point is given for each vic-
tory, and two points for each vic-
tory by fall.
In the championship bouts, 10
points are given the winner and
seven to the runner-up. Consola-
tion winners get four team points,

their opponents two. Both cham-
pionship and consolation matches
will occur at 2 p.m. Saturday'.
Thus, the more men a team can
place in the top four positions at
each of the eight weights, the
more points the team gets. Keen
predicts that Iowa, "on the basis
of its performance this season,"
should win the title before the
home fans.
Iowa has brushed aside eight
Big Ten opponents without a loss
this season, and stands a good
chance of winning three division
crowns. Larry Moser (123), Gene
Luttrell (137), and Jim Craig
(177) figure to be the top Hawk-
eye point-getters.
Michigan State, Minnesota,
Michigan, and Indiana, in that
order, offer the most competition
to Iowa, Keen believes. The other
five squads should not figure as
more than spoilers.
Six Sophomores
The Wolverines, with six sopho-
mores on the eight-man squad,
will be represented strongest at
123 (Mike Hoyles), 130 (Capt.
Larry Murray), and 157 (Don
Corriere). To finish high in the

standings, however, Michigan
must have point-producing per-
formances from Wilf Hildebrandt
(137), Jim Blaker (147), Dennis
Fitzgerald (167), Karl Fink (177),
and heavyweight Guy Curtis.
Michigan State can expect at
least one individual champion -
heavyweight Tim Woodin. Duane
Wohlfert (157) and outstanding
sophomore Norm Young (130) can
also be counted on as contenders.
Minnesota, with 123-lb. Ron
Andrews, 147-1b. Chuck Coffee,
157-lb. Jim Reifsteck, and 177-lb.
Bill Wright, also has the potential
to upset the Iowans. Indiana has,
weathered its ineligibility losses
fairly well, and has three indi-
viduals shooting for Conference
titles - Bill -Bane (123), Dick
Zboray (130), and Fred Redeker
(157).

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By The Associated Press
Bennie Oosterbaan, whose foot-
ball career at Michigan covered
35 years as a player and coach,
will add another chapter next fall
whendhebecomes a sportscaster
at Michigan football games.
"It will seem a little strange to
be watching the game from the
pressbox," said Oosterbaan who
retired Jan. 1 as Michigan's head
football coach. He is now public
relations coordinator for . the
Michigan Athletic Department.
* * *
Richard Out of Playoffs
Maurice (Rocket) Richard's in-
jured ankle went back in a cast
yesterday and will remain there
for two weeks, dimming the pos-
sibility of his return to hockey
this season in the Stanley Cup
playoffs.
The 37-yr.-old Rocket, top all-
time scorer in the NHL, was in-
jured in a game in Chicago Jan.
18. He suffered a fracture of a
bone in his left ankle.
* * *
Pettit Receives Award
Bob Pettit of the St. Louis
Hawks, scoring leader of the NBA,
yesterday was voted the outstand-
ing professional basketball player
by the New York Basketball Writ-
ers Association.
Bob Lemon Retires
Bob Lemon retired as a pitcher
yesterday and became a scout-
coach for the Cleveland Indians.
Arm trouble last year sent the

big right-hander to San Diego of
the Pacific Coast League and then
temporarily out of baseball.
Lemon won 20 or more games
in seven seasons. He hoped to
make a comeback this spring.
He will now tutor young pitch-
ers and scout pitchers in whom
the Tribe shows interest.
. * *
Phillies Considering Move*
The Philadelphia Phillies, con-
sidering a new stadium site either
in South Philadelphia or nearby
New Jersey, are reported willing to
pay about $300,000 in annual rent.
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