Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

December 10, 1969 - Image 2

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1969-12-10

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page Two-Section B


Wednesday, December 10, 1969

PageTwoSecion TH MIHIGA DALY edneday Deembe 10 96

University of Michigan
Leave Saturday, December 27th
Return Sunday, January 4th

By NORM SCHERR of a 40-0 decision, in the first of a
There was no reason to believe long line of encounters of WestI
anything spectacular, profound or Coast schools with "the boys from
precedent making would mark the the midwest."
first day of 1902. The twentieth T
century had been born two years THE WESTERN CONFERENCE
earlier, and nothing earth shat- champions, the great Michigan
tering was anticipated on a day "point-a-minute" team, led by;
generally reserved for recovering Fielding Yost, obliterated the Car-
from the night before. dinals with a field goal and eightI
fro tn aiht ubr of Lstouchdowns, five by All-American
Angeles, the local pageant-master, N aSnow.
James Wagner, was about It was not until 1921, some nine-
chance the day for all time. In a teen years later, that a second
match was scheduled between the'
brilliant and daring move he re- Western Conference title holder
placed the annual bicycle races adteWs os hmin h
with a gridiron contest. Thus was the West Coast champion. The
bornthe oseBowl andNewgame had changed, most notably.
Yearn a y has e r be n t with the addition of the forward
Yaehpass, and so had the Western Con-
Wagner had invited the cham- ference. Ohio State was admitted1
pions of the Western Conference in 1912, and following champion-i
(lnsofthu se y aor-ships in 1916, 17, and '20, was in-
rate dttle- e Big Te to - vited out west.I
riithe Stanford Cardinals in an Unlike their predecessors, thet
aternord ardinTheasindanMichigan "point-a-minute squad,
afternoon match. The game end- the Buckeyes were shut cold by the4
ed with Stanford on the short end Golden Bears of California, 28-0.





Despite a 7-2 overall record, the
Illini were not statistically out-
standing and fourth-ranked UCLA,
their opponent, was disappointed
in having to play a lackluster
Somewhat peeved, the Illinois
squad released its indignation on
the haughty Bruins, trouncing
them 45-14.
ican guard Alex Agase, quarter-
back Perry Moss, halfbacks Buddy
Young and Julie Rykovich, Illinois
repaid with interest the defeat to
California Ohio State had suffered
back in the early twenties.
The Rose Bowl had finally
evolved into the rivalry that exists
today. Michigan returned in 1948
for a repeat performance of 1902,
this time with Southern Cal.
Under Fritz Crisler's brilliant di-
rection, the Wolverines capped a
perfect 10-0 season with a 49-0
slaughter, edging Notre Dame in
the polls for number one ranking.
As an encore, Michigan remain-

We are
only a hole
in the wall,
give the top


AFTER THE THRASHING, the ed unvanquished and number one I
conference debated the issue of the following year under the no-
post-season games. When Iowa re- repeat ruling of the charter, the
ceived a bid to the Tournament of Wolverines stayed home while
Roses the following year, the con- conference runner-up Northwest-
ference took action against post- ern carried the Big Ten hopes
season games, and the Hawkeyes west.
were forced to decline. Witli no intention of disap-
The Big Nine as it was then pointing the folks back home, the
called remained in forced retire- Wildcats out-ran the Golden Bears
ment from the grand old classic of California, 20-14, with a little

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi

'M' defenders take care of Kern

9 days

---8 nights

Round Trip Non-Stop Jet
from Detroit to Los Angeles
$21 5Q*.
* 9 days-8 nights
* Hotel accommodations
based on 4 to a room
* Round Trip Jet Air from
* Transfer and Baggage
* Transportation to and from
call or write
In Detroit:
20930 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods,
Michigan 48236
In Ann Arbor:
From 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
located at
Apollo Music Center
322 S. Main

until 1947, when the charter was
amended to allow the conference
books in the state. champion to once again resume4
I 00 the trek westward to face the newj
year in a somewhat warmer
ST U DE NT climate.,
Illinois was the first Big Nine!
BOOK team to play in the modern era
of the Rose Bowl, which was now
SERVICE limited to an annual duel between
SthePacific Coast Conference and
S the WesteUn Conference.
Maize and Blue!l
University of Michigan Alumni Club
Riverside-San Bernardino, California

help from All-Americans Art
Murakowski, a battering fullback,1
and center Alex Sarkisian. The
victory was the first and last ap-
pearance for the Purple and White
in Rose Bowl competition.
The Buckeyes were the team to
beat as the midcentury unfolded,
and beaten they were, in the bi-
zarre "blizzard bowl," as Michigan
left snow-bound Columbus for
gunny California with a victory
almost beyond belief.
LACKING impressive creden-
tials, the underdog Wolverines;
faced California, the pride of theI

the conference title. It was the
first championship for hapless
Wisconsin since 1912, but that's
about as far as it got. The Badgers
faced a superior Southern Cal
contingent, and despite Alan
Ameche, "The Horse" at fullback,
were shutout 7-0.
Seven years later Wisconsin was
back and facing a strong Wash-
ington unit that had lost only once
to Southern Cal. True to form,
hapless Wisconsin fell to the high
scoring Huskies in a 44-8 drub-
With a never-say-die-spirit Wis-
consin returned in 1963, this time
ranked number two in the nation.
Unfortunately, the faced Southern
Cal, ranked number one. In the
grand event the Badgers trailed
iUSC 35-14 until the final quarter

West. But neither pride nor past niz reunded and ex-
statistics win games, and once he thyrbndd nd x-
again the Golden Bears fell, 14-6. ploded for 23 points, just barely
missing an upset, 42-37. Wiscon-
The wheels of football fortune sin was hapless again.
began their eventual turning and Iowa made its debut on the
dominant Michigan, Big Ten coast with a 35-19 romp over Ore-
'hamps or co-champs for the past gon State in 1957, under the com-
four years, retired from the Pacific mand of ex-Michigan great For-
scene for the next 14 years. It fell est Evashevski. Amongst the
upon the cool, efficient Illinois Hawkeyes -that day were tackle
machine to demonstrate to the Alex Karras and end Jim Gibbons.
people out West the finer points The Hawkeyes apparently en-
:f the game. The Illini obliged joyed their first trip to the coast,
with a 40-7 clobbering of Stan- revisiting the scene two years
[ord, the sixth straight victory later as Big Ten representatives
for the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl's in 1959. The sight-seers included
:ight game history. Randy Duncan, John Nocera, Don
Wisconsin received its first bowl Suchy and Bob Jeter. While on
bid in 1953 after tying Purdue for their vacation, the Hawks took a

little time off to tpme the Golden welcome for Indiana in their in-
Bears of California, 38-12. augural visit in 1968. Hoosier star
In the early fifties, Michigan Harry Gonso had an off day, and
State could have ruled the Big Ten, O. J.'s two touchdowns soured the
if they had been able to play in day for Indiana with a 14-3 lass.
the conference. It was not until Woody Hayes made his appear-
1953 that scheduling permitted ance out West in 1955, and it was
them to do so, but when it did, the love at first sight. Ohio State had
Spartans were off and running. displaced Michigan from the roses,
First they clinched a tie with and with the aid of All-Americans
Illinois for the title, and then Howard "Hopalond" Cassady and
knocked off UCLA 28-20 for a Dean Dugger, whipped Southern
holiday treat. When Michigan was Cal 20-7.
removed from bowl contention by Woody's bruising, ground gain-
Ohio State, second-place MSU ing machine reappeared in 1958,
played the'same old song over after sweeping the Big Ten and
the Uclans in 1956, with a little taking the polls for the top s1o t.
variation in a 17-14 tally. The The Bucks included Dick Shaff-
Spartans were led by quarterback rath, Dick LeBeau, Frank Kremb-
Earl Morrall, the team's very suc- las, Aurelius Thomas and Bo b
cessfull All-American. White. Facing Oregon, O.S.U. scor-
In 1966, the song ran a little ed early, held their opponents to a
differently. State had one of the lone touchdown, and won on a
finest teams in football history- tie breaking field goal in the final
the roster read Clint Jones, Bubba quarter, 10-7.
Smith, Steve Juday, Bob Apisa, BUT FAT BOY Hayes was not
Gene Washington, etc. Undefeat- satisfied with merely winning
ed and number one, the Spartans he wanted to humiliate and des-
faced a so-so UCLA team, but, as troy. When Southern Cal and 0.
fortune and fates conspired, were J Simpson invited the Buckeyes
handed a heart-breaking 14-12 to sniff roses in '68, Woody the
lThe late sixties seemed to be the bull appeared with his fabulous
era for the Rose Bwl visit-nothe Rex Kern machine to stampede
Purdue got into the act in 1967, the unsuspecting Trojans.
when first place MSU was unable' US started the action early
to make a return trip. The Boiler- but OSU finished it after ting
makers had lost only to State and 10-10 at the half, and driving
Notre Dame, and, under the pass- T headges,Bigvictory.
ing and running of All-American Throughout the ages, Big Ten
Bob Griese, managed to squeeze teams have proved to be superior
by Southern Cal 14-13, to their counterparts from the
C coast, with an 18-7 victory mar-
O. J. SIMPSON and company gin. Maybe James Wagner should
from Southern Cal provided a rude have stuck to the bicycles.


Button-up warm and dry in our
handsome ten-button double-breasted raincoat
thaJt'scu sot n egt adln
on looks with wide lapels and collar, ten
y -

Back to Top

© 2018 Regents of the University of Michigan