to All Athletic
By CHUCK KOZOLL
Holding open a wide range of
orts for all Michigan men, the
bra-mural department provides
cilities for both team and indi-
To facilitate competition, the
partment has been divided into
ven different leagues for faculty
d students. The largest division
made up of 41 social fraternities,
mpeting in 23 sports during the
L, winter and spring sessions.
Michigan's three men's housing
.its provide the basis for a 21-
use league which engages in 23
>rts. Accentuating the competi-
e spirit during the year is the
M trophy awarded to the house
fraternity which scores the
gest point total throughout the'
tire sports program.
Cooley Tops Gomberg
Winner in the social fraternity
vision, Sigma Phi ^Epsilon, has
cumulated three such trophies
- league dominance, while Cooley
throned Gomberg for the quad
le, breaking a five-year string
Providing limited competition in
sports, the professional frater-Y
y circuit, with 20 groups en-
-ed, has felt the weight of a well-,
anized Nu Sigma Nu contingent
ich has copped the coveted.
phy for three successive years.
The independent league is com-
sed of students who are not
mbers of fraternities and don't,
,y for their residence halls, but
sh to engage in the I-M pro-
m. Teams with names ranging
)m Meatchoppers to Rodents
npete in a 15-sport program.
While the number and skill of,
teams in this division varies
greatly from year to year,. two
powers have stood out to play con-
sistent first and second roles. The
Seldom Seen Kids, a highly organ-
ized team of former Michigan ath-
letes, have won the league title for'
the past four years. Closely follow-
ing the Kids each year are the
Evans Scholars, whose skilled
teams have not been able to matchj
the diversity of the "Kids."
Wtih a large group of foreign
students enrolled in the University
for scholastic pursuits, I-M offici-
als, in conjunction with the Inter-
nlational Center, have arranged a
nine-sport piogram, organized on
the basis of countries. Countries
not having a sufficient enrollment
of teams combine with other dele-
gations to reach team strength.
China, winner of the trophy for
two years, fell aside as Turkey took
an early lead in competition and
held it for the remainder of the
season to bring home the all-yearh
Faculty Has Program
Co-recreational team sports also
can be organized upon request,
with teams set up in softball,
volleyball and basketball.
Controlling one of the top in-
tramural sports facilities in the
country is a big job. I-M director
Earl Riskey and his assistant, Rod
Gambeau, provide in all a total of
34 team and itldividual sports.
Football Leads in Fall
Touch football heads the list of
fall sports, with teams from all
leagues engaging in the program.
Enabling more men to engage in
the gride games, "A" and "B"
teams play in separate leagues in
residence hall and social fraternity
Endurance and a desire to see
the Ann Arbor countryside are the
only prerequisites for the cross
country meet, while a less exhaust-
ing game is provided with volley-
ball. Outdoor track winds up the
open-air group of contests with a
large segment of the men moving
inside for the dual swimming'
meets, bowling and estling, also
on an all-campus and league 'basis.
With the open-air segments of
Ann Arbor subjected to the whims
of a very changeable weatherman,
the expanses of the sports building
are opened to a range of sports.
Basketball occupies the spotlight
for both "A" and "B" teams.
Indoors, It's Paddleball
Riskey's own patented invention,
of paddleball controls the indoor
courts, with handball running -a
close second along with facilities
to practice tennis during the colder
months. Michigan's Varsity Exhi-.
bition pool, 1958 host for the NCAA
swimming championship, is the
scene of the social fraternity, resi-
dence hall and pro fraternity
swimming meets as well as the all-
Table tennis provides a relaxing
way to gain valuable I-M points,
while the skill of would-be basket-
ball stars is tested in an all-cam-
pus and league free throw contests.
Yost Field House, where so many
championship Michigan track
teams were born, is opened during
the winter for the all-campus and
leagut finals in indoor track.
When the city's unpredictable
weatherman treats the campus to
the first vestiges of spring I-M offi-
cials crank up their outdoor engine
for the final surge of spring sports.
Softball holds a large segment of
the limelight, with teams from all
leagues ,occupying Ferry Field and
Wines Field. "A" teams play with
the regulation 12" ball while "B"
squads toss around the difficult
Horseshoes, Golf Enjoyed
Horseshoes test the stronger
pitching arms, and an all-~campus
as well as. league .golf, tournament
on the University course gives
potential Ben Hogans a chance to
Closing out the sports calendar
is tennis, which occupies the I-M
courts before students plunge into
Adding, color to the sports pro-
grams are the selections of all-
star teams in touch football,
basketball and baseball by the I-M
officials. Teams selected represent
the residence halls, professional
and social fraternities, and inde-
Last on the I-M sports list is
a wide range of sports which are
Daily'Hon'o-r s Ie of Year
Aiding the faculty in out-of-
class recreation, Michigan's I-M
sports department organizes a 15-
sport program based upon depart-
mental divisions, with the trophy
going to the all-sport champion.
Sidelight to the faculty play is
the student-faculty competition,
which is organized during the year
for various team and individual
sports. Student teams may also
challenge faculty groups to con-
tests by making arrangements
through the I-M department.
,Michigan's newest expansion,
North Campps, was introduced to
the I-M program in 1956 and now.
boasts a league for the distant
dwellers. New sports are added to
... softball games
this division as the membership
grows and the desire for the sport
I-M Goes Co-Ree
Male domination of the Uni-
versity's I-M building ceases on
Friday night; however, when from
7:30 to 10 p.m. a co-recreational
program is run. Admitted to the
swimming pool, the participants
can also use the large I-M gym for
basketball, volleyball and badmin-
ton, while the exercise room's
trampoline is available with expert
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