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ichigan To Unveil New
Cagers Take On Princeton
In Motor City Tournament
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AND THEY'RE OFF-As Michigan's thinclads prepare for the tough competition ahead in the annual
pre-Christmas intra-squad meet Thursday night. Left to right-leaving the starting blocks-are
Bennie McRae, a promising freshman speedster; Tom Robinson, a prominent sophomore sprinter;
veteran middle-distance runner Earl Deardorff, a junior ivrth a 1:51.8 half mile; and senior Pete
Stanger, Big Ten low hurdle champion.
By WAYNE MORTBERG I
East meets West and West meets'
East at the seventh annual Motor
City Tournament in Detroit on
December 29 and 30.
The West will be represented by
pre-tourney favorite Michigan and
host University of Detroit. The
Eastern teams are Princeton, who
tied for second in the Ivy League
last season and Army.
The favored Wolverines will use
the same starting lineup, which
has compiled a 3-1 record. The
starters are George Lee and M. C.
Burton at the forwards, Gordie
Rogers at center, and guards Terry
Miller and John Tidwell.
Michigan will depend upon the
high scoring of Lee, Burton and
Tidwell to bear the brunt of its
attack. Miller will continue in the
role of playmaker.
Michigan's opponent in the
opening game, the Princeton
Tigers, are coached by "Cappy"
Cappon, a Michigan graduate and
the coach of the Wolverine .basket-
ball team during the thirties.
The Princeton captain is Carl
Belz, who was named to the All-
Ivy first team two years ago. Out
for part of last season because of
an ankle injury, he wasn't a re-
peater on the all-star squad. De-
spite this handicap, Belz was the
top Princeton rebounder and sec-
ond best scorer last year.
Detroit a Young Team
Detroit is a young team as
sophomores dominate the roster.
Coach Bob Calihan is confident
that two of his prize youngsters,
center Pete Corbett, Detroit's first
seven-footer, and Dick Dylus, 6'8"
center, will develop into top-notch
basketball players. The Titans are
led by captain John Belchlavek,
62" senior guard, and Ray Abee,
second highest Detroit scorer last
The Army Cadets are paced by
Darryle Kouns, one of the East's
most prolific scorers. Kouns fin-
ished 18th in the nation with a
23.5 points per game average last
season. Chuck Darby, the Cadets'
captain, who hails from Sturgis,
Michigan, is another key figure in
the Army attack.
A 6'5" sophomore, Lee Sager,
who averaged 27 points per game
with the plebes last year, is ex-
pected to become an outstanding
Tickets for the Motor City Bas-
ketball Tournament to be held in
Detroit Dec. 29 and 30, go on sale
today at the Athletic Administra-
Student tickets are 75 cents for
each of the two sessions while gen-
eral admission tickets are $1.50.
Tickets at the student price will be
available until Friday only, at
which time they go on sale at the
University of Detroit gymnasium
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Sophomore Stars To Highlight Intra-Squad Contest
By JIM BENAGH1
ence title by Canham and midwest
The crowd which views Michi-,track experts.
gan's intra-squad track and field There's no doubt around the
meet Thursday night may be see- track circuit that a jump from
ing the beginning of a new Big Ten last season's eighth place. (both
dynasty in the sport. indoor and outdoor) to one of the
The annual Yost Field House top three finishes is possible for
affair, open to the public at no Michigan; the team is that strong.
charge, will present the audience In the past, Canham produced a
with: "reign of terror" with four con-
1) Varsity debuts for more than secutive Big Ten crowns, indoor
a dozen outstanding sophomores, and outdoor, in 1955-56.
including Olympic sprinter Tom
Robinson - winner of the 1958 Strong in Dual Meets
British Empire Games 220-yd. Along with having their cham-
dash. pionship potential established, the
2) Season openers for 1957-58 Wolverine thinclads have had per-
veterans Pete Stanger, Big Ten low. formances to hint that a strong
hurdle champion; captain Mamon dual meet team is also in the
Gibson, a 14'6" pole vaulter; broad making.
jumper Lou Williams; and middle- ! The reason for this speculation
distance star Earl Deardorff. is that Michigan has BOTH first
Champion Returns place power and depth-the two
3) The return to competition of potent ingredients of dual meet
European vault champion Eeles strength.
Landstrom, who was ineligible last Here the Michigan tutor also has
year. a prominent record. In 65 dual, tri-
4) The initial showing of an- angular and quadrangular meets
other firpe freshman team, which during his 11-year coaching stint
Coach Don Canham rates as highly his squads have won 49 and tied
as last year's standouts. (However, two-a 77 per cent winning mark.
freshmen aren't eligible in the Big Freshmen Great
Ten.) When the present freshmen be-
This year's team is ranked a come eligible next year Michigan
key contender for Illinois' confer- should be further strengthened,,
despite the loss of stalwarts like
Landstrom, Gibson and Williams.
Canham figures this yearling
group as the only threat to the
sophomore chances for the intra-
squad title. "They're that good,"
However, the Thursday night
action will have the trackmen for-
getting the future and harnessing
their energy toward defeating their
Close competition is expected in
almost every event-and in some,
judges may find themselves choos-
ing a winner out of three or four
The mile run, for example, will
have freshman Ergas Leps, who
recorded an amazing 4:13.8 in high
school, challenging prominent
sophomores Fred Montour and
Tony Seth. Montour has a 1:52.9
half mile to his credit while Seth
is considered the most improved
man on the squad by Canham.
Five of the top competitors in
the shot put are within a foot
either way of the 50' distance. The
best may be sophomore Ray Locke
and newcomer Tom Seifert, who
both threw the 12-lb. prep shot
over 61 feet.
Other close events could be:
The broad jump-Les Bird, a
sophomore from British Guiana,
has a 24'2" best compared to senior
Lou Williams' 23'11.1".
Hurdles-Although Pete Stanger
is defending conference titlist, he
has two sensational challengers on
his own team--freshman Bennie
McRae and sophomore Dick
Cephas. McRae defeated, both in
a trial run one day.
NEW YORK (M)-Light Heavy-
weight Champion Archie Moore,
after 22 years of pro battling, to-
day won the award he prized above
all others-The Edward J. O'Neil
Memorial Plaque as "Fighter of
The middle-aged set's answer to
Elvis Presley was the unanimous
pick of the Boxing Writers Assn.
for the 1958 trophy. Ageless Archie,
who celebrated another birthday
(42, 45, or 49) last Saturday, will
receive the honor at the BWA's
annual dinner early in January.
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