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An Imposing Challenge
[E LAST TOUCHDOWN has been scored, the last whistle blown,
Joe Bellino has won all the trophies, Minnesota all the polls, and
pt for the usual list of post-season bowls, the college football
on is over.
Outside, winter looks as if it has finally decided to arrive, and
von't be long before those faithful known as Michigan basketball
s will be treking their way down to Yost Feldhouse.
I.side, spectators will find things under new management. Dave
ek an assistant for several years under formdr Coach Bill Perigo,
returned after a one year stint at Idaho to take over the head
ching job at his alma mater.
'acing Strack and his equally youthful assistants, Tom Jorgen-
and Jim Skala, is the challenging task of making Michigan
.ething it never has been, "d good basketball school."
Michigan has piled up impressive records in every varsity sport
r the last 50 years, but basketball has somehow missed out.
Every year Michigan athletes manage to pull down at least one
Ten title, with the cagers conspicuously absent. Last year was
extreme, but significant example. The Wolverines brought home
is in, four sports: wrestling, track, swimming and tennis, while
cagers posted a 1-13 record in Conference competition.
TOTAL, MICHIGAN basketball teams have managed to win
hist two titles and share three others in 42 years of Conference
ipetition. Contrast that with football-six titles and eight first
ke shares-over a similar period. Or take any sport-tennis,
stling, track, swimming, etc. as examples. Only in gymnastics,
*ch has been a varsity sport for Just 13 years, have Michigan ath-
s won fewer championships.
It Is this unimpressive record that has earned Michigan the un-
trable title of a "non-basketball school."
It is therefore quite a challenge facing Strack and his staff. It is
hallenge that will not be met this or the next year, but will take
Daps a half a dozen years, if it is met at all.
Work will have to be done on two fronts. The first job will be
post impressive as posible records with the teams on hand to
la up the badly battered Michigan basketball image. And second-
a consistent all out effort will have to be made to sell Michigan
college basketball's all-important recruiting front.
No one realizes the importance of recruiting more than the
:higan coach himself. Strack said, "Recruiting is very crucial in
ketball where only five players make up a team. A real blue-chip
yer like Walt Bellamy or Jerry Lucas can make all the difference
he world."
EE WOLVERINE COACH said, "Thee is no doubt in my mind
that the big, talented center like Lucas or Bellamy is the most
ght after athlete in college recruiting." Significantly, it is just
s big man that Michigan has never been successful in luring to
n Arbor.
In all fairness, it should be pointed out that Michigan has
naged to get some "blue-chip" prospects over the last few years.
orge Lee, M. C. Burton, and this year's Captain John Tidwell all
re shown their fine capabilities, but their kind has been few and
Strack promises "diligence and hard work" on the part of he
I his staff to see that more of their calibre make it to Ann Arbor
he years to came.'
Strack added, "There are, of course, m:iany good high school
ketball players who can't get into the University, or want to go to
chool where basketball can be their sole purpose. But there are
ers, who in addition to playing basketball, want to take advantage
the things a University like ours can offer. Several good basketball
yers, Lucas and Detroit's Dave DeBusschere for example, have
abined good athletics with fine academics. It is athletes like this
will try to concentrate on."
0I think we have a great product to sell in the University," said
aek, '"all we have to do is to expose it more. In reality there is no
istitute for hard work and we intend to do a lot of it."
4nyone skeptical about the "hard work" doctrine merely has
go around the corner from Strack's office in the Athletic Ad-
aistration Building where a similarly youthful and ambitious staff
k over Just two years ago.
Apparent to an extent the past two falls, the results of Bump
IOtt and Co. hard work should become increasingly obvious as the
1ra roll by. It is hoped that Strack and Co. will have similar success
their efforts to strengthen the traditionally weak link in Michi-
i's athletic chain.
JIAdBack Bellin
VMs Heisman Trophy Race

Big Ten Adopts International Mat'


"NCAA rules and international
rules are two entirely different
things," said Michigan wrestling
coach Cliff Keen.
"If I had to choose between
them, I'd probably take the NCAA
style," continued Keen. Then as
the final evaluation, he concluded,
"but I don't like either one of
Coach Keen has a justifiable
For many years, the NCAA rules
have stressed control of the match.
All a wrestler had to do was get
on top of his man and stay there.
He'd then win the match on the
points garnered through his "rid-
ing" time.

International rules, which pre-
vail in the Olympics and in. most
foreign countries, award points
for lifts and throws which have
no intrinsic value in American
colleges and high schools. Riding
an opponent in the Olympics
would get you a bushelful of beans.
keen said that he'd been "cru-
sading for years," and this year
the coaches of the Big Ten were
finally inaugurating a change. If
the NCAA liked it, they would fol-
low suit--eventually.
One of the major alterations in-
olves the reduction of time needed
to be awarded a fall from two sec-
onds to one second. Thus, shoul-
ders need only be held to the mat
for a period of one second for the

match to end and the fall be
awarded. A man picks up five
points for his team on a fall.
If a match is won on points, be
it 1-0 or 87-0, ,the winner's team
picks up three points.
Points are awarded to the indi-
vidual in a number of ways. He
may gain one point for a minute's
riding time, and two points for two
minutes. Two points are given for
& reversal, that is, going from un-
derneath a man to a position on
top of him in one motion.
One point is allowed for an es-
cape which, as the name implies,
is escaping from an opponent's
superior position. On offense: one
point is granted for getting an
opponent into a predicament, that

is, in a situation where he is in
danger of being pinned; two points
for a takedown, which is, logically
enough, taking"'your opponent to
the mat-against his will and bet-
ter judgment. Three points are
awarded for a near fall, which is
awarded when the shoulders are
held to the mat for less than the
second required for a fall.
The newly changed rules for the
Big Ten are expected to speed up
action and eliminate the lazy

Wil Hts44 in Phllyv Win

BOWL-BOUND-Keith Cowan is one of five Michigan seniors
who will play in post season bowls. The defensive specialist will
play in the North-South game December 26.
Elliott, 5 Senior Linemen
Invited to SectionalTits

While most of the gridders on_
the 1960 Michigan team spend
their vacations relaxing or study-
ing, Coach Bump Elliott and a
quintet of his senior players will

be tuning up for holiday


Girl Swim
Meet Held
Next Week
The annual all-campus women's
swimming meet will be held Tues-
day night, December 6, at thej
University Women's Pool.
There will be 25-yard races in
all four competitive swimming
strokes (crawl, breaststroke, back-
stroke, and butterfly) plus a 100
yard individual medley, and a 100
yard freestyledand medley relays
for house and dormitory teams.
There will be scrolls awarded
to the winning house team based
on total score.
Meet manager Barbara Schlatter
announced that all girls who can
swim should feel free to compete
since the Olympic and national
champion swimmers of the Univer-
sity Speed Swim Cluib will not
be competing except in exhibitions.
Only one member of the club4
will be allowed to compete to com-
plete a house or dormitory relay
In addition to the all-campus'
events, the Swim Club stars will
compete in six matched relays
(3 freestyle and 3 medley), trying
for national collegiate records in
In the 100-yard freestyle relay a
matched team composed of Olym-
pic champion Spillane, National
AAU breaststroke champior Susan
Rogers, national junior champion
Eileen Murphy and national junior
champion Sperry Jones will meet
a team composed of metropolitan
champion Susan Peterson, south-
west champion Fran Petraitis,
Ohio champion Nancy Wager, and
former Michigan AAU champion
sharon Crawford.

Elliott is slated to assist North
coach Dale Hall, of Army, in the
North-South game on December
26, Center and captainx Jerry
Smith, tackle Bill Stine and end
Keith Cowan, also members of the
North squad, will accompany him.
Michigan will also be repre-
sented in the annual Blue-Gray
game, on December 31, with Bob
Johnson, the Wolverines' leading
end, participating in the Mont-
gomery, Ala. classic. -
Guard Paul Poulos, the fifth
Wolverine entry, will compete in
the Copper Bowl, scheduled for
Phoenix, Arizona, on the last day
of the year.
The five were among 18 Wolver-
ine seniors honored with M-rings
at Michigan's 40th Annual Foot-
ball Bust, held Monday nightat
Detroit'sStatler-Hilton Hotel. In
addition, Stine, a pre-med student,
received the Bubbles Patterson
award for scholastic excellence.
The departing seniors presented
Trainer Jim Hunt with a surprise
gift of a "M" jacket.

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Wilt Chamber-
lain scored 44 points and dragged
down 38 rebounds tonight as the
Philadelphia Warriors took a 122-
121 decision from the Los Angeles
Lakers, who were playing without
high-scoring Elgin Baylor.
The Lakers, who battled the
Warriors point for point all the
way, just missed when Jim Krebs
failed to hit on a jump shot in
the final seconds.
Baylor, the NBA scoring leader,
sat on the bench in his sweatsuit,
sidelined by an attack of flu.
Rod Hundley, with 30 points,
Jerry West with 24 and Krebs
with 19 took over the scoring load
for the Lakers.
Chamberlain's shooting cooled
off in the third period, but his
recoveries off the boards saved
it for the Warriors while Tom
Gola, Paul Arizin and Ed Conlin
took charge of the attack.
* * *
ST. LOUIS - Dolph Schayes
scored 28 points to lead the Syra-
cuse Nationals to a decisive 129-
105 National Basketball Associa-
tion victory over tht Cincinnati
Royals tonight in the first game
of a doubleheader here.
This was the first neutral court
victory for the Nats this year,
and it was an easy one. They lead
36-19 after the first quarter and
held a 30 point edge at 74-44 at
the half.
The Syracuse attack, although it
was led by Schayes, was an overall
effort. Larry Costello had a fine
night with 20 points ad four others
were in double figures.
The only quarter in which Cin-
cinnati out-scored the Nats was
the third, when they got 34 points
to Syracuse's 24. Jack Twyman,
top scorer of the game, had 31
for the Royals and was at his
best in that period.

In the second game of the Madi-
son Square Garden doubleheader
before a crowd of 14,037, the New
York K~nickerbockers won their
third straight by defeating the
Detroit Pistons, 118-107. At the
start of the second 'half, the
Knicks were being beaten, 69-49,
but they came back to hand the
Pistons their sixth defeat in the
last seven games.
The Knicks' two-game streak
marked the first time since last
February that they won two in a
row. They had. lost 15 of their
first 17 games this fall. Ken Sears
had 26 points and Rich Guerin 25
for New York, Bailey Howell scored
25 for Detroit.
* * *
ST. LOUIS - Tom Heinsohn
and Bill Sharman led a second
half surge that gave the Boston
Celtics their eighth straight vic-
tory, a 119-109 conquest of the
St. Louis Hawks, in the second
game of a National Basketball

Association doubleheader here to-
The Hawks, who had a 17-point
lead at the half, absorbed their
first home defeat after winning
nine at home. It snapped an over-
all winning streak of four straight.
The Celtics looked ineffective,
almost helpless, in the first two
quarters, when the Hawks out-
scored them 31-17 and 32-29.
'Ole Miss Riots
A U. of Mississippi student
body spokesman estimated more
than 1,500 students participat-
ed in an effigy burning dem-
onstratiosnagainstU theAssoci-
ated Press and United Press
International here last night.
This happened after AP's
and UPI's final national foot-
ball rankings placed Ole Miss
second andthird in the nation,

if U

...talks on rules
man's style of wrestling. Perhaps
it will be an experiment that fails.
But Keene hopes "it will gain pop-
ular support and pave the way for
more changes" in the American
college rules. Certainly it would
help our athletes abroad, and it
will help the spectators in this


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|W YORK (A-Joe Bellino,
quat, chopped-stride halfback
led Navy's march to the
ge Bowl, today won the 26th
nan Memorial Trophy as the
anding college football player;
le year.
is the first Navy player to
the trophy, awarded by the
itown Athletic Club, and was
Be a Dearr..,."ed
4Q 1
- O

an overwhelming choice over Tom
Brown, Minnesota guard, in the
nationwide balloting by 1,130
sportswriters and broadcasters.
Bellino, 5-9 and 181 pounds,
drew 436 first place votes and a
total of 1.793 points. Brown, the
backbone of the line for Minne-
sota's National Champion Gophers,
received 127 firsts and 731 points.

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SFirst Nighterpajamas, countless items featured in
I ESQUIRE are shown here at Wagner's. Catalina
sweaters, Dopp travel kits, Dobbs hats and hat
certificates, Gates lined and unlined gloves,
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