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March 12, 1959 - Image 6

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY MAR
Rugby Added to List of Campus Sports;
Newly-Formed Club To Play in Bermuda
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By MIKE GILLMAN
Rugby has been added to the
long list of sports for Michigan
teams to participate in.
Although not a varsity sport
under the official jurisdiction of
the Athletic Department, a rugby
squad has been organized that
will represent Michigan at the an-
nual Bermuda Spring Week Tour-
nament. Officially known as the
Ann Arbor Rugby and Cricket
Club, this team is made up of
graduate and undergraduate stu-
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Started as a tourist attraction,
the Bermuda tournament has be-
come so popular that it is still re-
tained, even long after Bermuda
has lost its need for extra attrac-
tions over spring vacation. The
tournament itself is played in two
divisions, one for the American
collegiate championship, and the
other an invitational affair for
top British teams.
Meets Five Others
The Michigan entry will be vy-
ing with five other squads for the
mythical national title. The oth-
er teams in the tourney (which
are organized on a similar basis)
are Harvard, Yale, MIT, Prince-
ton and Lehigh.
Generally a little-known sport
in this country, rugby has man-
aged to catch on at a few of the
eastern schools and at two on the
west coast. To date, the group at
Michigan is unique in the Mid-
west.
A team from Dartmouth went
to England last year and put the
British squads to shame by post-
ing a 6-2 record against some of

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the best English competition. The
Dartmouth team has chosen to
by-pass the tournament at Ham-
ilton, Bermuda, and participate
instead in a three way meet with
the University of California rep-
resentative and Pomona State, on
the coast.
Contact Sport
Although' the only pieces of
equipment worn are cleats and
uniforms, this essentially is a con-
tact sport that has found much
favor with lettermen of other
sports. The California team is
captained by Joe Kapp, a 1958
All-American quarterback in foot-
ball.
The Michigan team may field
its share of varsity athletes, too.
Thus far, Ray Locke (track),
Jerry Goebel (football), and Gary
Prahst (football) have indicated
an interest in participating. An-
other graduate student is Dick
McClear who played varsity foot-
ball at Brown.
Les Wilson and Mike Burrows
who act as co-captains have been
getting some valuable assistance
in coaching from the few men
who have played the sport pre-
viously, two each from England
and the Dartmouth rugby squad.
Invites Fans
The team manager, Bert Sugar
(former boxer at Maryland), in-
vites Michigan fans to the first
game to be seen in Ann Arbor.
This contest is to be played Sun-
day, March 21, at Wines Field.
The local team's opponent will be
announced later. It will. probably
be a Canadian team, either West-
ern Ontario or the University of
Toronto.
And, due to an understandable
shortage in this area, the visitors
will have to bring their own offi-
cials (and rugby balls).

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411 A West Engine
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By JIM BENAGH
Was last weekend's Big Ten
meet the beginning of a new reign
of terror for Michigan's track
team?
That was the question buzzed
around the stunned Conference
circles after the s o p h o m o r e-
dominated Wolverine lineup rolled
up an unexpected 71 points.
The point total was just short
Sig Ep Tops
SAM, 45-36
Sigma Phi Epsilon moved into
the "A" fraternity basketball fi-
nals last night by stopping Sigma
Alpha Mu, 45-36.
The Sig Eps, led by Larry
Lavercombe's 12 points, moved
into an early lead and were never
headed. The Sammies' one-man
gang, Art Bartner, pumped in 21
markers, but it was not enough
Jo overcome Sig Ep's balanced at-
tack. Lavercombe received help
from Tom Allen and Paul Van-
colen, who each chipped in 11
counters.
The Sig Ep's meet Phi Delta
Theta in next week's champion-
ship game.
In the "B" first place playoff
action Sigma Phi Epsilon dropped
Delta Tau Delta in a thriller,
29-28. Phi Delta Theta, featuring
a lightning fast-break, blitzed
Sigma Alpha Mu, 40-19.
The "B" second place playoffs
saw Sigma Chi defeat Delta Up-
silon, 49-17, and Lambda Chi Al-
pha also move into the finals by
stopping Alpha Epsilon Pi, 32-21.
In the third place playoffs Phi
Upsilon olst to Zeta Beta Tau,
45-35, and Theta Delta Chi was
dropped from the running by
Delta Sigma Phi, 20-16.
In the fourth place playoffs Phi
Kappa Psi.forfeited to Pi Lambda
Phi, and Delta Chi won from Zeta
Psi, 19-16.

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