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By CLIFF MARKS
Michigan's Wolverines are mov-
ing into the meaty part of their?
basketball schedule with only three
more preparatory games before
opening the Big Ten season Jan.
3 against Purdue.
The 'M' cagers take on Dela-
ware tomorrow night at Yost;
Fieldhouse in an effort to gain
another victory before playing in
the Motor City Tourney at Detroit
verines' mark of 3-1. In the last I on Detroit, the host team. The'
meeting of the two schools, Michi- next night the losers will play a
gan triumphed 79-68, the game consolation game, and then the
being the lid-lifter of the 1956-57 winners meet to determine the
Forwards George Lee and M. C. Perigo said about the Tigers,
Burton will be out to repeat their "They must be tough. They beat
performances in that tilt (their always strong Temple badly in
first in an 'M' uniform), which saw their last game."
Lee pour in 26 markers and Bur- Start Big Ten Play
ton garner 24. Following thE tourney, the Wol-
As for the Motor City Tourney, verines jump from the frying pan
the Wolverines tackle a Princeton into the fire as they face rugged
quintet which was picked to win Purdue and then Northwestern on
T.u .,teA which Cwas........ to..win. .i:
By HAL APPLEBAUM
Time heals all wounds, so it is
This being the case the Michi-
gan hockey team should be i its
best physical shape this year foi
the three games to be played over
the Christmas vacation. -
On the agenda for the Wol-
verines is a game with the United
States Nationals Dec. 29 and a
two-game series with St. Michaels
States wanted to read about-at
Sporting a terrific number of least they got a chance.
indiv.idual stars, the "M1" depth
was too much for Michigan State The Highlights.*
and Yale, as Stager's squad won Thmoeftigninasors
the only national meet held at of the year f
hom e this year. Jan ary I -
r * * January 1-Ohio State slips by
TobOregon 10-7 in the "biggest"
bowl game. For the powerful Buck-
Amid the shambles of a losing eyes this is a poor showing, per-
football season Bob Ptacek proved haps indicative of the future for
himself to be one of the most the supposed powers of the 1958
poised and talented gridders in college gridiron.
the Big Ten. * " .
April 20-The powerful Montreal
Canadiens win a third straight
Stanley Cup by beating Boston.
5-3, to take the series 4-2.
May 3-Favorite Tim Tam wins
the Kentucky Derby, as more
people are looking for Silky Sulli-
van (back in'the pack) than are
watching the finish line at the
May 30-Jimmy Ryan wins the
500-mile Indianapolis race, as pre-
vious champion Pat O'Conner is
His individual performances
against Illinois and Ohio State.
plus his new Big Ten passing rec-
ord against the latter, and the
devastating effects of his injury
at Northwestern, left little doubt
in his teammates' minds when
January 12-H. O. "Fritz" Cris- killed in a crash,
ler's suggestion to change the col- * *
lege football conversion rule is June 14-Tomni
y Bolt wins the
Delaware, coached by ex-Wol- the Ivy League this year. TheI
verine Irv Wisniewski, will be the Tigers are coached by former
shortest team Michigan will face Michigan mentor, Frank (Cappy)
all year. Their tallest man is cen- Cappon, and are led by Captain
ter Chuck Hamilton at 6'6" but Carl Beltz, an all Ivy League choice
then there is a drastic drop intwo years ago.
height for the other starters. The two squads will tangle in
The Blue Hens are sporting a the second game Monday, Dec. 29'
2-2 record compared to the Wol- lat about 9:15, after Army takes
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Jan. 3 and 5 respectively.
Perigo said that the two teams
are about on the same level. "Both
could lead the conference this
year," he said, "since they have
all their boys back."
IN WILKES TOURNEY:
... returns to ice
of Toronto Jan. 2-3. All three of time came to select a Most Valu-
these contests will be played in able Player.
Ann Arbor. « «
AThe Wolverines' list of injuries The Best Eer
and bruises should be reduced by
the time these three games are to After leading Michigan through.
be played. Steve Bochen and Pat a mediocre 1957-58 basketball sea-
Cushingshould beBin better shape son, M. C. Burton shot the roof off
for these games. Yost Field House a week ago to
Ibreak all Michigan cage scoring
Bochen's right wrist which has Notching 38 points, Burton be-
been in a cast should be consider- came the holder of three Michigan
ably strengthened by Jan. 29 as scoring records, and brought theI
should be Cushing's shoulder, "M" mark up within respectable
which has been in a brace since disance of the other Big Ten
Touring Wrestlers Meet
Tough Pittsburgh Squad
By AL SINAI
The first meeting takes place
What makes the Pittsburgh Dec. 29 and 30 at the Wilkes Col-
wrestling team so tough? lege Tournament in Wilkes-Barre,
"Darn good coaching," says Wol- Pa., and from there the Wolverines
verine mat mentor Cliff Keen. travel directly to Pittsburgh for a
"They're always good." nationally televised dual meet Jan.
3 with Coach Rex Peery's top crew.
Michigan's grapplers will soon "Almost everyone will wrestle in
find out what makes Pitt tick as the Wilkes tournament," said Keen
they clash head-on with this top yesterday, "but I'm not sure if
Eastern ,team twice during the we'll go with our usual lineup inI
holiday season. t t -
Wishing you all a
Very Merry Xmas
Happy New Year
and a Joyous Vacation
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Michigan finished fourth in the
Wilkes affair last year. This tour-
nament brings together all of the
top Eastern teams including Pitts-
burgh, Rutgers, Harvard and Syra-
'M' Breaks Even
Pitt boasts two returning na-
tional champions along with the
rest of their superbly conditioned
squad. Peery's squad has been so
strong over the years that the
AXncoincss thu nl tan to
it was dislocated against the Uni- ' school records.
versity of Toronto Dec. 1. * *
Don Gourley, who has been -
bothered by shoulder and knee in- C mpos C a in
juries all season, may be in top Rearing above the multitude of
condition for the first time. The great swimmers on the "M" squad, thebest giACEKdr
rest should also provide enough sophomore (now junior) Tony gridder
time for the minor ailments and Tashnik proved himself to be the accepted by the NCAA rules com-
bruises to disappear. best of the group as he grabbed the mittee, and the complexion of the
Both Play Russians Wolverines' only NCAA title in the game is altered.
"team" victory. * *
The game with the Nationals Tashnik's individual victories in January 28-Roy Campanella
will be a tuneup for both squads the two butterfly breastroke races suffers a broken neck in an auto
in preparation for their respective easily made up for his failing to accident, certainly one of the most
encounters with the Russian team acietcranloeofheems
earlyin Jnah h Rui1 t Wom- qualify in the individual medley tragic sports stories of the year.
verines will meet the foreigners on won)* * March 22-Kentucky whips past
Jan. 6, the Nationals will faceSeatle,28-72,tckwinptheaNCAA
them three times, Jan. 1 in New Seattle 84-72, to win the NCAA
York, Jan. 3 at Minneapolis and Money in the Bank . basketball crown. Where is Cin-
the next day at Hibbing, Minn. The sob story of the year turned cinnati and Oscar?
The Nationals, who represent quickly to success for big John M * R
the United States in all inter- Herrnstein this fall. Counted on as Marchgaray Robinson,
nationalicompetition, are main- an All-American fullback candi- defying all odds of man and na-
tained by the receipts they receive date, the injury-prone senior suf- ture, regains the middleweight
from exhibition games such as the fered a severe knee injury against;boxing title m a split decision over
one being played here, Navy, and was sidelined for the Carmen Basilio.
TL. 4 - - --is ntnn~n r S e t fl lf
National Open golf tournament
with a 283.
July 28-The Pussians top the
Americans in track, 172-170, but
Rafer Johnson of California is the
hero of the meet, as his decathlon
victory brings the Russian crowd
to its feet.
* a a
August 2-- Australia's fabulous
Herb Elliott sets a new world mile
mark of 3:54.5, and continues to
run the mile under four minutes
* a P
October 9-- The Yankees are
back on top, with a 6-2 victory
over the Braves to win the World
Series in the seventh game and
climax a terrific comeback.
* a* *
December 2-Louisiana State is
voted the top collegiate football
team by almost every poll.
December 3-American League
President Will Harridge resigns
his post, while the National League
signs Warren Giles for five more
* * a
Pete Dawkins of Army is given
the Heisman Trophy as the out-
standing football player of the col-
legiate season. He has previously
been awarded the Maxwell award.
* a a
December 10 -- Archie Moore
stops Yvonne Durelle to retain the
light-heavyweight title on a come-
back knockout in the 11th round.
* * a
December 21-New York Giants
and Cleveland Browns meet to
decide who will oppose the Balti-
more Colts for the NFL title.
Cleveland's Jimmy Brown, with a
new league rushing mark, is the
player of the yeur, but don't forget
two quarterbacks named Johnny
Unitas and Bobby Layne.
W doavernes areak eon iteamtO
do as well as beak even with them 1
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Keen's matmen have split their tebest Aera te anmh
first two meets this year, losing screnig ad trouts,
to Cornell, then defeating a highly screening andryos.
rated Rutgers team. Undefeated
Two sophomores, 177-1b. Dennis So far this season the Nationals
Fitzgerald and 157-pounder Don are undefeated, but they will meet
Corriere looked exceptionally good their stiffest competition so far
against Rutgers and both will this season tonight and tomorrow
probably start against Pitt. Heavy- against North Dakota at Grand
weight Fred Olm, 123-lb. Mike Forks.
Hoyles, and 130-lb. captain Larry Michigan will meet St. Michaels
Murray are also probable starters. Jan. 2 in a two-game series.
Gymnasts Head South;
M' Defends Two Titles
Pleasant memories. .. wonderful friendships . .. a promising future .. .
these are just a few of the joys we wish for all of our friends
end patrons at this Yuletide Season . . . and a very Happy New Year!
By TOM WITECKI
Heading for the Sunny South
within the next few days will be
gymnastics coach Newt Loken and
nine members of his Wolverine
squad who will be competing at
the Annual Winter Gymnastics
Clinic at Sarasota, Fla.
The contingent, which includes
trampolinists Ed Cole and Frank
Newman, tumblers Bill Skinner
and Jimmy Brown, and all-around
gymnasts Nino Marion, Wolfgang
Dozauer, Al Stall, Bill Lawler andt
Richard Montpetit, is the largest'
Michigan ever has entered in the
five day clinic.
One of the highlights of the!
clinic which runs from December
26-30 will be the annual North-
South meet which this year will
be conducted by Loken.
Trampolinist Cole,.Big Ten
titlist the past two years, will be
seeking to retain the North-South
trampoline crown which he won
in last year's meet.
Climaxing the competition will
be the first trials for the team1
which will represent the United
States in the Pan American games
With, professional football look-
ing very doubtful, the 220-lb. ath-
lete turned to baseball and ac-
cepted a $55,000 bonus offer fromI
the Philadelphia Phillies. The cen-
terfielder and occasional pitcher is
passing up his final year with the
The Injury jinx: .
The fast-becoming-usual fate of
top Michigan athletes the past
year has become the injury role.
The 1958 football team lost almost
half its startersat some time
during the fall, and many other
squads were bothered by loss of
Perhaps the most unfortunate of
these 1958 injuries was that of Ed
Gagnier, captain of the gymnastics
team and a top bidder for both Big
Ten and NCAA all-around titles.
* * *
A Coming Thing .. .
Michigan's track team, final local
story that deserves special note, is
somewhat of an undercover nature
during the 1958 year, but should
be really big in 1959.
Sporting a fabulous freshmanI
squad last spring (rivaled onlyj
by the present one), track coach'
Don Canham is on his way to an-
other string of Big Ten, and per-
haps NCAA, titles. Of course, there
are those who would like to make
one of next year's big stories the
banning of foreign athletes from
The 'Big News' .. .
Although many of the Michigan
sports stories made the national
press, there was one in particular
that leaped on the wires from
coach to coast.
Jack Lewis and Tony Rio, two
varsity athletes, were caught pass-
ing parlay cards ,during football
season. This was apparently some-
thing that everyone in the United
April 12-The St. Louis Hawks,
depending on the great Bob Pettit.
for 50 points, take the final game
of the NBA playoffs, 110-109, to
win the championship, 4-2, from
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will be defending the Veterans
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open to all men over 35, Loken's
toughest rival will be Michigan
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who he just edged out for the
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