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NTOULD LIKE to take this opportunity to welcome all Michigan
udents for the year 198-59. Not only- do I welcome you to Michi-
, but also to Michigan athletics.
It is my hope that the following 12 pages of The Daily will ac-
int you with the many aspects of theAthletic Department, and that
will throughout your stay at Michigan be inclined to take ad-
age of your opportunities to both view and participate in sports,
oth an intramural and intercollegiate level.
Michigan's Athletic Department is headed by one of the most
ous of cdllegiate coaches who has turned his administrative talents
oordlnating all varsity athletics. H. o. "Fritz" Crisler, formerly
. football coach of some of Michigan's greatest teams, makes his
e at the back of the modern Athletic Administration Building at
corner of Hoover and State Streets.'
The other top administrative personnel are also housed there.
t Katzenmeyer, who is perhaps better known as golf coach, is
ler's Assistant Athletic Director. The ma with the biggest stadium
Dlege circles, and subsequently the biggest headache in the athletic
artment, is ticket manager Don Wier. He's a busy man during foot-
season, so don't argue with him about your seat locatiOn-he'll
othered by the other 101,000 people anyway.
Another busy man is Les Etter, who handles all of the publicity
the varsity teams, and is rightly proud of the fine press box facilities
he football games. Aside from these men, all of the coaches have
ses in the same building, or next door. at the old Administration
ding, or in the attached new Varsity Swimming Pool or Intra-
al Building.-
nth Varsity Teams .:..
[ERE ARE 10 varsity teams that will enter the intercollegiate field
this year, under the leadership of one or more coaches and one or
Football is the biggest team, and naturally requires the largest
4hing staff. Head coach is Bennie Oosterbaan, an All-American
and nine letterman at Michigan in the late .1920's, who took over
i Cridler 11 years ago. His many assistants include Chalmers
mp" Elliot, who is the backfield coach, and assistant Don Dufek.
Line coach is Jack Blott, who is helped by Bob Hollway, while
t iatanelli is the end coach. The final member of the grid staff is
ly Weber, who handles the freshmen squad. The captain of this
's football squadis John Herrnstein.
In the winter sports, there will be six Wolverine teams in action.
ding the parade is basketball, coached by genial Bill Perigo and
stant Dave Strack and captained. by guard Jack Lewis. Al Ren-
rwill be in his second year at the hockey helm, with Bobby Watts
.g the only junior captain of any varsity team.
Swimming has stolen the winter limelight recently, and Michigan's
present NCAA champs are coached by Gus Stager and diving
h Bruce Harlan. Captain Cy Hopkins is one of the nation's best
Hst-strokers. Newt Loken will again steer the gymnastics team,
e Jim Hayslett is the captain.
Cliff Keen, starting his 34th season at the wrestling helm, is the
st of the Michigan coaches. His grapplers are captained by Larry
tay, a 130-Th.,competitor. The lastof the winter sports, which is
aily classilied among the spring groups, is track. Don Canham and
er Swanson will coach both the indoor and outdoor aggregations,
pole-vaulter Mamon Gibson is the captain.
The other three spring teams are golf, tennis and baseball. Kat-
neyer is the.links coach, with captain Ray Lovell his top man.
Murphy has been a most successful mentor for the tennis team,
his number one man last year will be this year's captain, Jon
kon. Ray Fisher, for 38 years the baseball coach, has retired and
uccessor has been named. Ralph Hutchings, a slugging outfielder,
captain the 'M'nine.
! And I-M Activity
THE intramural scene Earl Riskey is the top man. A tireless
director, with a fine staff of student assistants. and regular as-
st Rod Grambeau Riskey presents the male students with one of
inest programs in the nation..
thave subjected you to only a taste of the total athletic scene.
are invited to read the rest of this sports section, and get some
he inside dope. I hope to see all of'you at the many athletic activ-
over the next year-let's all help cheer Michiga to victory.





Team After

Major Graduation Losse
rbIoOlverfres Take

Ohio State
Tops List
In Big Ten


Wisconsin, Iowa, 'M',
MSIU Also in Running.
This year should be one of "the
rich get richer" in the Big Ten,
as most of last season's powerful
football teams either return many;
regulars or come up with strong
yearling contingents.
Defending champion Ohio
State, runner-up Michigan State,
surprising Wisconsin and recent
powerhouse Iowa should have l
littletrouble staying in the first
division in the nation's toughest'

DarkHorse Role
Star Halfback, Middle of Line Lost;
Coaches Rely on New Sophomores
Always, or at least almost always, picked as a pre-season
contender for the Big Ten championship, this year's football
squad is a big question mark, and it may very well have to
assume a dark horse role.
It is possible, however, that the question mark could be
converted to an exclamation point, because the Wolverines
lust might surprise everyone.
Rebuilding- Problems

Top Backfield
Woody Hayes and his Ohio
State Buckeyes showed in spring
practice that they could easily
have the best running backfield
in the nation this fall.
Hayes will have returning
quarterback Frank Kremblas,
halfback Don Clark and fullback
Bob White from his Rose Bowl
winning backfield. Then Dick Le-,
Beau, Clark's understudy at left-
half, moved over to the right side
of the backfield in spring prac-
tice and immediately became the
terror of the. Buckeye camp.
All Big Ten
Clark was an all Big Ten choice'
last year and was headed for All
Am'erica honors when he got hurt
with a few games remaining.
While the brilliant halfback sat
out with injuries, an unsung
s op h o more fullback, White
stepped in to lead the team to the
championship and bowl bid. In
the final three games of the reg-
ular season, he rolled up an
amazing 384 yards rushing, in-
cluding 163 in the season finale
with Michigan.
Rugged Fullback
White-called the. "new Bronko
Nagurski" before the season was
over - can 'also fill in at guard
or center and is a top-notch line-
Ohio lost three regulars in the
line, but has the depth and new-
comers to replace them. Reports
from Columbus claim a 218-lb.-
per-man first team line and an
unbelievable 250-per-man second.
The Euckeyes won't be eligible
for a Rose Bowl trip this year,
due to Big Ten rules, even if they
win the league crown again. Thus,
the big scramble will come from
See INDIANA, Page 12

FLASHY HALFBACK-Brad Myers- (left) hauls in a pass from
quarterback Stan Noskin against Northwestern last fall. He is
about to be tackled by defenseman Bob McKelver (46), the Wild-
cat's great little halfback. Myers will probably be a starter for the
Wolverines this fall.
Tryuts Neede
On Sports Staff

Do you enjoy sports?
Do you like to write?
Do you want to get more than
just classroom learning out of your
stay at Michigan?
Do you want to be on the in-
side of the Wolverine sports scene?
I' you can answer any of these
questions with a yes, then come,
and see us-The Daily sports staff
- at the Student' Publications
BASEBALL ................ 5
BASKETBALL ............. 3.
FOOTBALL ................ 1
GYMNASTICS ............. 4
HOCKEY.................. 2'
INTRAMUJRALS ............ 6
MINOR SPORTS ........... 2
SWIMMING ............... 7
TENNIS ................
TRACK ..,..............., 9
WRESTLING ..............10

The reason for the uncertainty lies in the fact that 16
lettermen graduated last June, and Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
is faced with the difficult task of replacing them. Oosterbaan,
who is in his eleventh year as head coach at his alma mater,
has his biggest problem in the line. The Wolverines have lost
last year's entire starting line''
from tackle to tackle.- -
Prospects for starting positions y
on the 1958 forward wall indi-
cate that football fans in this e e
vicinity will be exposed to a dif- ,;
ferent type of Michigan football, By
only witnessed in the past years
when opponents such as Ohio
State visited the Stadium.
Heavier Line Spiritad o
This year's line will be heavier
than in the last two seasons. It ICHIGAN'S MARCHING BAN
will average 220 pounds per man dium; 101,001 avid fans let out
as compared with the 208 aver- takes the field and thus opens ant
age last year. The heavier per-
man average could mean more of freshman, this will be your fir
a power attack which will attempt But this is only the mntroducti
to run over the opposition rather upper classmen and also at the
than around it. flock to the games, you realize t]
Speculation about the team's many years and to many Michigar
performance is definitely war- Students who have seen then
ranted. The Wolverines lost their. Kramer, and who have watched t
only potent threat of last year, tinue to come to the games. Alumn
All-American Jim Pace. Also "Hurry-up" Yost, the passing con
graduated is Jim Van Pelt, start- Bennie Oosterbaan, the spectacular
ing quarterback on the team that or the team of 1947 known as "C
struggled to a fifth place finish after year for more.
in the Big Ten last year. Another A surge of feeling will run th
backfield loss is M ike Shatusky,- A Therg ictors"lang thel f run t
who filled the right half position. sing "The i a e foota
Orwi, Daies eavePre-game: drills. The National Ant
Orwig, Davies Leave tension, Michigan.scoring, the sing
The 1957 captain, Jim Orwig, hhafimshw hearhg
and Jim Davies vacate the tackle the halftime show; these are high
posts. Larry Faul and Mary Nyren You are proud of being at Michiga
at guards, and'Jerry Goebel and orama. You will also respond tot
Gene Snider at center, leave a capably performs and to the spir
large vacuum in the middle of the games.
Prospects are not as dim as they Great U sit
might at first appear. OosterbaanLIFEAT MICHIGAN of course i
will have a group of tested and L n A C IA N of course
capable veterans r e t u r n i n g, on a crisp autumn afternoon. E
around which he must build his the spirit which is found at .Mich
1958 squad. the game is over the 25,000 student
Perhaps the most secure posi- only moments ago, take their sepa
See GRID, Page 11 vidual lives. To you, the new fres

If you have time to spend be-
tween your studies, and you want
to fill that time with an activity~
that actually accomplishes some-
thing in placing information be-
fore the public, that acquaints you
with the functioning of a news'
paper, and aids you in meeting
the coaches and players that,
make up our varsity teams-come
see us.
This plea for new staff mem-
bprs is not just a yearly formality.
The staff is at present under-
manned, and new blood is needed.
There is opportunity for advance-
ment. No previous newspaper ex-
perience is needed, although high
school training never hurts.
During and following orienta-
tion week there will be announce-
ments in The Daily and around
campus telling you when and
where to come and get acquainted
with us..

... grid captain

- - - e- - --- --
D enters the vast Michigan Sta
a roar as the famed 160-piece ban
ther'football season. As an incom
st glimpse of Michigan spirit.
on. For as you look around at th
numerous alumni who continue t
that the Michigan spirit pervade
n graduates, a lifetime.
menacing hulk of number 87, Ra0
he flashing feet of Jim Pace cop
i remembering the days of ieldin
mbination of Benny Friedman t
rruns of "old '98" - Tom Harmor
riler's Magicians" come back, yea
rough you as the crowd stands t
all team lumbers on the field fo
them being played, the mountin
ging of the "Yellow and the-Blue,
hlights which will not be forgotten
an and being part of this vast pan
the card tricks that Block 'M' a
sited pep rallies that precede ke;
s more than one big football gam
However, this is the one time tha
higan, is best expressed. For ,afte
s who were perfor ding as one uni
crate paths and resume their indi
shman, the spirit has appeared t



Cheerleaders, Band Highlight Game

crumble-- but this isn't so. The spirit of a great complex Univer
with thousands of students of varying background pursuing t
careers prevails.
A noted Michigan sociologist recently stated that because of
great number of graduate, transfer and part-time students it is :
for spirit to be noticed,. Through the Michigan traditions which
fer common experiences, spirit has been retained. Traditions suet
avoding the 'M' on the Diag or the celebration of the twenty-f
birthday at the P-Bell are still continued..Perhaps the biggest M
igan tradition has been its athletics.
The Michigan Tradition. .
A FINE ATHLETIC plant has been built up under Michigan's i
letic director, H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler, with great athletic tearms
also a fine intramural department.
As a member of the Big Ten, regarded as the toughest in
collegiate conference in the nation, Michigan has reigned on or :
near the top. As is sung in "The Victors," Michigan is still the ch
pion of the West. The Wolverines are the key team whom many
ponents feel they must beat to have a successful, season. This
be witnessed in other sports besides football.
In the collegiate tennis world Michigan has ranked at the
for the past several years. The gifted form of Davis Cupper B;
MacKay led Michigan to 47 straight victories, three consecutive
Ten crowns, and an NCAA championship. MacKay is gone but
proven successors promise trouble for the rest of the conference.
Track once -again should be dominated by Michigan as one o:
greatest freshman teams becomes eligible for competition. In hoc
the Wolverines are also the team to beat, winning six NCAA titles
decade. Cliff Keen's wrestling squad hopes to regain its domina
in Big Ten play. Of course, there is the swimming team which is c
rently the best in the country and is the holder of the Big Ten
NCAA titles. Almost the entire team is returning.
As the size of the enrollment grows, the spirit of Michigan
comes more wrapped up in its athletic tams. Of them you can
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