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Sophs Buoy '67 Traci

(Continued from Page 8)
to place was Dave Cooper, who
managed a fifth in the 100-yard
Darkest Before Dawn?
Even with a track tradition like
that of the Wolverines, things
weren't bad in 1966. After all, a
Willie Mays or a Jim Brown can
have an off night . . . or an off
year. Memories are short, too, and
if the 1967 Michigan cindermen
live up to their potential, not a
soul will remember the brief
It's dangerous to predict in
track, because the mental state of
cindermen plays a vital role in
their development. Yet, one could
be as cautious as a goalie without
pads and still feel optimistic about
next season.
Besides the return of Harvey
and Hunt, both Big Ten cham-
pions, other conference medal
winners returning include Leucht-
man, Mercer, Brian Kelly, Coffin,
Fred Grove, and Jim Dolan. Add
these to other experienced re-
turnees like Alex McDonald, Clive
xLaidley, Elmo Morales, Woodie
Fox, and Nelson Graham.
Top Sophomore Corps
And then there is the fresh crop
of sophomores-a group that com-

Ron Kutchinski, a middle-dis-
tance runner, and Gary Knicker-
bocker, a high jumper, paced the
youthful assault on the records.
Kutchinski, from Grand Rapids,
may have to take out pilot's li-
cense if he travels any faster than
the 1:17.5 clocking he turned in
for 660-yards. The Wolverine var-
sity mark stands at 1:18.8. Knick-
erbocker leaped 6'7'%" to crack
another record.
Kutchinski teamed with Jim Ol-
son, John Reynolds, and Tom
Kearney to turn in a blistering
7:37.9 two-mile indoors, while a
foursome of Gaylord Saulsberry,
Taimo Leps, Reynolds, and Kutch-
inski was clocked in 3:20.5 in a
one-mile relay the same day. Miler
Olson had a 4:06.5 time to his
credit during his senior year in
high school.
Larry Midlam, a hurdler, and
Carl Watkins, a pole vaulter, lend
further support to the Wolverine
hopes for 1967.




Third Behind


The 1966 edition of the Mich-
igan baseball team did just what
its 1965 predecessor accomplished
-had another fine season and
failed to win the Big Ten title.
Last year's squad finished sec-
ond to Ohio State, eventual sec-
ond-place finisher in the NCAA
World Series. This year the Wol-
verines ran third. The Buckeyes
stole the Big Ten title with a 6-0
record, playing less than half as
many games as runner-up Minne-
sota (11-2) and the third-place
Wolverines, who won ten and lost
three in conference play.
Buckeyes Win NCAA Crown
The weatherman, who produced
nine rained-out conference games
for the Bucks, and the strong arm
of Steve Arlin were responsible for
moving OSU into the World Series.
And this was the year of the
Buckeye, as the scarlet and gray
used a ten-game winning streak
and a double dose of Arlin to
knock off top-ranked Southern
California and bring home a na-
tional title for the Big Ten.
Meanwhile, back in Ann Arbor,
things weren't going so badly for
the Maize and Blue. The Michigan
baseball team finished the season


Success is relative, but the per-
posed perhaps the best freshman formances which the Michigan
squad ever at Michigan. Snapping varsity can potentially put out
10 yearling records, the frosh could next season may make those 11
have helped out the varsity in a conference crowns in the last 10
couple of situations last season. years look mediocre by comparison.

with an overall 22-10 record, a
.688 percentage. The h i t t e r s
whacked the horsehide often and
well, leading the conference in
total bases and coming in second
in batting average and slugging
percentage. The pitchers combined
for an earned-run-average of 2.14,
third best in the Big Ten. Fielding
held up with a .956 percentage,
third behind MSU and Indiana.
Successful Spring Tour
The 'Wolverines returned from
one of their most successful spring
trips ever looking for all the world
like title contenders. The western
jaunt included, in the tiring, bet-
ter than game-a-day grind, three
victories over then second-ranked
Arizona State.
But contenders were all the
Maize and Blue were meant to
be, as one-run losses to Michigan
State and Minnesota and a solid
4-1 decision by Iowa took the
steam out of their mid-season title
drive. The Wolverines never did
get a shot at champion Ohio State.
The scheduled doubleheader in
Ann Arbor was rained out.
Graduateions, Signings Hit Hard
Duplicating this year's feats
may be considerably harder for
next year's squad. Graduation and
professional contracts have cut
deeply into the stock of regulars.
Heading the list of non-retur-
nees is pitcher Bob Reed, ace and
iron man of the staff. Reed tied a
conference record with six vic-
tories and led the Big Ten with 47
strikeouts, while only a junior.
Reed finished his collegiate career
by signing a contract with Mont-
gomery of the Southern League, a
Detroit Tiger farm team.
Also passing up his last year of
eligibility for greater things was
center fielder Dick Schryer. He
batted .316 overall for the season,
third best among the regulars. A
.354 league batting mark earned
him third place among Big Ten
hitters. Included in his hits were
three home runs, tops on the club.
Graduation claims four others.
The infield is hardest hit, with
the loss of two established per-
formers. Chan Simonds, slick-
fielding first baseman, and Bob
Gilhooley, shortstop and team
captain, have gone the way of the
Glove-Man Simonds Leaves
Simonds. one of the best fielders



1 11





BOB REED, ACE WOLVERINE right-hander, winds up to pitch
in last year's Indiana game. Reed, a junior last year, set both
Big Ten and Michigan records for victories in one season. Reed
has since signed to play professional baseball.
two home runs. His 23 RBI placed Heading the list of returnees is
his second only to Simonds. left fielder Les Tanona, a .330 per-
Departed, in addition, will be former with the bat last season.
right-fielder Al Bara, leading bat- Tanona led the team with eight
ter among the regulars with a .348 doubles and helped his mates with
average. Bara accounted for 38 21 RBI.


hits during the season, tops on
the team, and clubbed two home
runs. He has decided to continue
his baseball education with the
St. Cloud team, the Minnesota
Twins' representative in the

Michigan fans have ever seen at Northern League.'
first- base, was one of the team's 'M' Loses Catcher
most solid hitters, with a .284 Finally on the list of disappear-
average. He led the team with 24 ing regulars was catcher Ted Size-
RBI's and poked three home runs more, a three-year veteran behind
for the lead in that department. the plate. Sizemore batted a solid
He also led the team with 4 triples .315. His hitting heroics included
and a .511 slugging percentage. six doubles, three triples (second
Simonds has signed with a Tiger on the club), and a home run.
farm club, Statesville of the West- The Wolverines will certainly
ern Carolina League. miss part-time infielder Mel Wak-
Gilhooley, a solid all-around per- abayshi, star hockey player turned
former, batted .292 and slugged1valuable baseball player.

Sygar, Spicer Return
Returning infielders include sec-
ond-baseman Rick Sygar, halfback
star of another season, and Keith
Spicer, . regular third baseman.
Sygar batted .268 while playing
pivotman most of last season.
Spicer batted only .223, but knock-
ed in 16 runs.
Bolstering the pitching corps
will be lefties Geof Zahn and Jim
Lyijynen. Each compiled 2-0 rec-
ords in the Big Ten, with LyJiy-
nen compiling a 2.57 earned run
average to Zahn's 3.35. Zahn gain-
ed the edge in season record, how-
ever, with 3-1 to Lyjiynen's
even 2-2.



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By DAVE WEIR . ished third with 828, winning only
in golf, after taking champion-
Eight months of sitting in the ships in four sports the year be-
UGLI, poring over textbooks and fore. Phi Alpha Kappa's 777 total
lecture notes, does not lead to a was good for fourth place and 17
top-rate physical condition. points back was the fifth-place
Undeniably true. And so, Michi- finisher, Alpha Kappa Psi,
gan has a well-organized intra- Frederick the Great
mural program designed to chase Fifteen sports are offered in
away the inevitable school day the Independent Division, which is
doldrums and excess carbohy- teIdpnetDvsowihi
ddres whichaccumute drin- open to any undergraduate stu-
;theayetdu gdents not living in a fraternity or
A total of 36 sports, from arch- residence hall. Repeating as cham-
ery to wrestling, are offered to pion last year was Frederick
everyone on campus, whether House, one of the perennial powers
"frosh" or "prof." Competition in this division. Frederick ran
takes place in 12 separate divi- away with the title by rolling up
sions, the largest of which is a total of 951 points, almost 200
that of the social fraternities. better than the second place Neds.
Teams gather points on the The Actuaries combined athletic
basis of their final record in each prowess with statistical ability to
sport. At the end of the year the compile a 722 total, good for third
points are totaled and an all- place. In fourth were the Ram-
year champion is determined for blers with 636 points, followed by
each division. Robert Owen Co-op in fifth place.
The latter group doubled its point
Delts Repeat total of the previous year to end
The 1965-66 social fraternity up with 472 and jumped from
champion was Delta Tau Delta. thirteenth to fifth place in the
The Delts, while winning their league standings.
second trophy in a row, piled up a A well-organized Faculty Intra-
total of 1734 points, 20 more than mural Program, of which there is
the previous year. They won three no equal in the country, contin-
team championships - wrestling, ued to expand with over 500 mem-
table tennis and softball "B" - bers from 43 departments compet-
and tied for theh title in both ten- ing last year. This division is run
nis and softball "A". on the same basis as the other
The second largest division in sections of the initramural pro-
the IM program is the Residence gram.
Hall Division, with 24 houses from Econ Psychs Freudians
three quadrangles competing in Economics took the title and
25 sports. Last year, Wenley House thereby completed a remarkable
won its third straight champion- surge from a 34th place finish two.
ship by compiling 1990 points, on- years ago. The Psychology Depart-
ly 11 less than the all-time Resi- ment ended up in second for the
dence Hall record it has estab- third consecutive season, a fact
lished the year before. En route to which raised the possibility that
its title, Wenley won champion- the Freudians may develop an in-
ships in outdoor track, softball feriority complex unless they are
"A" and "B", football "B". relays, able to become un-entrenched in
bowling "B", basketball "B", and their runner-up rut this year. In
volleyball "B". third place was the Biochemistry
The second place finisher, Gom- Department, which, if it follows
berg, amassed 1737 points by win- its established mathematical pro-
ning championships in dual swim- gression upward, should become
ming, water polo, foul shooting, the new champion this year. The
and in the overall swimming meet record book shows that the Bio-
Nu Sig Prevails chemists finished seventh three
A close race in the professional years ago, fifth two years ago,
fraternity division ended with Nu and third last year.
Sigma Nu winning the title with The best all-around athlete for
928 points and a championship in the year will be honored this fall,
tennis. This division is officially when Sports Editor Chuck Vetz-

were two players from Huber,
Doug Baribeau and Paul San-
toni; two from Gomberg, Wally
Gabler and Craig Kirby, and one
from Scott House, Karl Boukma.
All-Frat Cagers
The all - fraternity basketball
team included two players from
the championship Alpha Phi Al-
pha team, varsity football players
Bill Yearby and John Rowser.
Other members of the all-star
five were Gary Schick (SAE), Al-
len Friedman (SAM) and Steve
Smith of Lambda Chi Alpha.
An interesting sidelight in the
social fraternity division was the
success of Alpha Phi Alpha, a
comparatively small group which
only entered three sports-bas-
ketball, indoor track and relays-
but won championship in them all.
This year, with a new houses and
increased membership, the Alphas
plan to "go all out for the cham-
pionship" in the words of IM
Director Riskey.
One of the highlights of the
past year was the state paddle-
.ball tournament held in the in-
tramural building. Michigan also
hosted the nationals last spring.
Through the years several
groups have shown continuous su-
periority in intramural sports. Sig-
ma Chi has won 69 team cham-
pionships since 1922 but has been
the all year champ only once.
Closing in on the leaders is Sigma
Phi Epsilon with 68 team cham-
pionships and an impressive to-
tal of nine all year trophies.
Coeds Every Friday
Two facets of the' intramural
program differing from those al-
ready mentioned are co-rec night
and the minor sports clubs.
Every Friday night is co-rec-
reation night from 7:30 to10:00.
Activities include swimming, vol-
leyball, paddleball, badminton,
and trampolining, and are open
to both men and women students.
The sports clubs which are un-
der the direction of intramural of-
ficials are minor sports such as
boxing, fencing, handball, judo,
lacrosse, rugby, soccer and weight
lifting. This rapidly expanding
program is open to any student
who is interested.
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