THE MICHIGAN DAILY
'M' Operates from T in Rain;
Ptacek, Noskin's Passing Good
workout was almost welcomed by Myers is expected to participate
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan in tomorrow's drills. Bob Johnson,
"While we're never too- happy junior end, was excused from the
to see it rain during practice, this junioren, wcexc omte
rain had its advantages. It gives wid sprints which concluded
us a chance to hold a workout practice because of a sore leg.
under adverse weather conditions.- Fullbacks John Herrnstein and
"Who knows, it may rain dur- John Walker participated in the
ing one of our games this com- entire drill for the first time since
ing season, and this practice pre- returning from the disabled list
pared us for that occasion if and Monday.
when it arises. I think the boys Oosterbaan is still doing con-
did quite well handling the wet. ...
ball for the first time," Ooster-
baan stated. .
There was no contact work, but w }
the squad participated in a three h
hour session highlighted by the
running of:.offensive patterns.
Use' T Formation
The squad ran through plays to
perfect its timing and work on
pass patterns. All plays Wednes-
day were run from the T forma-
tion instead of the single wing
which has been used'for the most
part of the pre-season practices.
Quarterbacks Bob Ptacek and
Stan Noskin had remarkable ac-
curacy, considering the inclement
weather conditions. Gary Prahst,
recently off the injury list, made
several good receptions of passes
tossed by the quaterbacks.
Earlier in the workout the re-
serves tested'the first string's pass
defense in an effort to tighten up
this crucial area of play. '
Develops Sore. Knee
Brad Mye'rs, recently switched
from right to left halfback, was
dismissed from the session early
when he developed a slightly sore
knee. Oosterbaan said he didn't
think it was anything serious, but
he sent Myers home lest he ag- BOB PTACEK
gravate the injury. . .. passes accurately
Yacht 'Columbia' Prepares
To Defend America's Cup
NEWPORT, R.I. (P) - Briggs Larchmount Yacht Club yester-
Cunningham will be at the helm day.
and Cornelius Shields Sr. will be The United States, represented
on the sidelines when Columbia by Western Long Island Sound
sets sail against Britain's Sceptre International class fleet skippers,
was beaten, 53-404 in yesterday's
Saturday in the opening race of first race. The Bermudians
the America's Cup competition. squeezed a 48-47 victory from
Henry Sears, head of the syn- their hosts in the second.
dicate which built the United Bermuda had won the first series
States defender, made this state- race yesterday' but dropped the
ment today in announcing his 11 second. The visitors need only one
man crew for the first in a series more victory to take the cup, and
of best-of-seven races for the his- they have three more races in
toric trophy nine miles off Bren- which to get that one.
ton's Reef lightship.
"We will have several alternate
helmsmen to call. upon-Shields,
Arthur Knapp and Bus Mosbach-
er," Sears said. "We will use all
the resources at our disposal"
The inclusion of Knapp and
Msbacher, two well-known,
helmsmen of rival United States hether
yachts, came as a surprise. Knapp
piloted Weatherly and Mosbacher
was the cagy leader of Vim in
elimination races to decide the
LARCHMONT, N.Y. (/P)-Ber-
muda assumed a 3-1 lead over the
United States in the Amorita Cup
series by winning two races at the
A more long-run, and perhaps more devastating, change has
occurred in the orientation of local area football fans. Over the past
decade many new gridiron powers have developed in Southeastern
Michigan, formerly an area solely centered around the Wolverine
outfit. When H. O. "Fritz" Crisler was coaching the last of his great
teams in 1947 Michigan was the only big-time grid power in the region.
Now, there are two other really big-time teams, and, many
budding newcomers. Michigan .State has grown from a squad that.
Michigan used to pulverate- to almost the opposite. The Detroit Lions,.
meanwhile, have become the power of the National Football League,
and the symbol of spectator football at its best. The University of
Detroit is attempting to go big-time in athletics, while some other
small colleges in the state (such as Central Michigan and Hillsdale)
are powers in their respective leagues.
The Lions have capacity crowds at almost all of their games, and
their season-ticket business has undoubtedly cut Michigan'.-since
many Detroit area grid fans, who are content with following one
team, have forsaken Michigan for the more colorful professional
game. MSU has also moved into the Wolverines' domain, and Spartan,
.Could Mean Future Famine
'WHAT DOES.THIS MEAN for Michigan ticket sellers in the future?
Either fight or famine. Of course, competition that is successful
must rest on a good selling point. This year's football team is not
as bright as that at Michigan State or in the Detroit Lions'' den. A
team with a better pre-season build-up is a necessity if Michigan is
going to compete for fans with the above neighbors..
Of course, the season isn't yet over. Many tickets may still be
bought. Some sellouts are even possible. Answers cannot yet be given,'
since anything can happen in Big Ten football. I am not here to
Only the future will tell whether the largest college stadiun in
the country will be filled on autumn Saturday afternoons, or whether
it will stand bleak and barren-a tribute to a past tradition that
couldn't keep up with modern competition;
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