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By JOHN SCOCHIN
Michigan's "Diversity in Har-
mony" theme is not confined Just
to the academic and social spheres,
but is also found inits athletic
side.
Besides the better known var-
sity sportsthe program includes
the English game of football
known as rugby, the ski club, the
sailing club, a rifle and pistol
team, a fencing squad, and a wo-
men's swimming team.
For those who have never seen
a rugby match, it is a rough-and-
tumble combination of soccer,
American football, and the old-
fashioned brawl, with fifteen men
on a side. The ball is kept in con-
tinuous play from the time it is
thrown into the huddle of op-
posing linemen, who try to kick
the pigskin, which looks like a
very fat football, out to their
backfield teammates.
No Blocking
As in soccer there is no down-
field blocking, but unlike any
other game, when the runner is
tackled he must give up the ball.
Played on a normal football field
with two 40-minute halves and
no padding, one would think that
unlimited substitution would be
used, but it is not; no substitutions
whatsoever are permitted.
Last year's team boasted a 9-0
record for the regular season and
finished second in the Ontario

championships, losing only to the education, which they have pur-
Olympian-based Toronto Scottish.I sued diligently. They haveor-
In a game that scores much faster ganized an annual campus rifle
than football, the Maize and Blue meet, as well as suporting the
squad posted three shutouts. rifle team which competes against
All games, nine in the fall and seven other Conference schools ,in
six during the spring, will be the Big Ten Championships, to
played on Saturday afternoons at be held in Ann Arbor next spring.
3:30 p.m. on Wines Field, with no Practice Guns
admission except for a halftime Guns used in practice are .22
contribution when a team member caliber rifles, and .22, .30, and .45
passes a hat to furnish traveling caliber pistols. The club also spop-
money and uniforms. sors a high-power .30 caliber rifle
Ski Club meet at Camp Perry, Ohio, an-
For winter sports enthusiasts, nually.
the ULLR ski club, named after In another branch of weaponry,
the Norwegian snow god, furnishes there; is the newly organized fenc-
weekend ski trips to local resorts, ing club, which is promoting fenc-
as well as, organizing long dis- ing as a varsity sport in future
tance ski trips to Aspen, Colorado years. Included in their roster are
and Mount Tremblant, Quebec, epee, saber, and foil.
during the Christmas and spring Like the other athletically-based
vacations. clubs, the fencing club is interest-
Dues of $3 per year give a mem- ed in education of the public In
ber the benefits of movies on its particular field. All interested
skiing instruction, racing demon- persons are invited to attend their
strations of the latest ski equip- meetings and, later, their matches.
ment, and reduced prices on all Women's Swimming
types of ski merchandise. Last, but not least, in the male-
For people who prefer water 'dominated world of sport, comes
rather than snow, the sailing club women's swimming. There are two
provides an interesting and re- branches of swimming on campus,
laxing activity. Novices are en- ,syncronized swimming and racing,
couraged to join and sail with On campus the better known group
experienced social and racing is Michifish and its junior groul4,
sailors. Michifins, the syncronized forma-

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THIS IS A GAME?-Continuous football without pads is the game the Michigan ruggers advocate,
here shown in the process of downing the Toronto Nomads in a match last spring. The ball carrier
must release the ball as soon as he hits the ground.

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Sailing Boats ,
The club's 150 members con-
gregate at its Base Lake boat
house, which houses the club's
eight Jet 14 class boats, for sail-
ing, with weekly meetings on cam-
pus for training and discussion.
The racing team travels to nine
or more collegiate regattas dur-
ing the year throughout the Mid-
west and the East. This team
finished second in the Midwest
and fourth in the nation last year.
Small bore rifle fans and pistol
shooters formed the rifle club with
the prime objectives of safety and

tion team, which puts on a show
every winter and spring.
In the speed department there
is the Ann Arbor Swim Club, made
up almost wholly by Michigan wb-
men. This group is better known
nationally, mainly because of their
second-place finish this spring 4n
the Women's National Amatuer
Athletic Union Championships
against the best competition in the
United States. Oddly enough the
swim club did better than any
varsity team but the men's swin-
ming team, which won the NCAA
crown.

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Rush Sign-Up
Registration Desk- First Floor
Michigan Union
2-5 P.M. weekdays
September 25-October 3'
Rush Advisory Service

The college fraternity
has ais gin harmony
with that of the clege, to
provide traimning and disei-
pinne of the indiviual who,
in seekng an education,
desires to make of himself
a usefu" ofsoci-
ety, possessing knowledge,
trained skill, and capacity

shing Mass Meeting
Union Ballroom

September 27

7:30 P.M.

Fraternity Rushing

Room 3Z, Michigan Union

October

1-October

15

Sept. 25-Oct. 11

2-5 P.M. weekdays

for accompkishment.

BREEZING ALONG-Sailing Club members enjoy a carefree
Saturday afternoon on another of many cruises. The club has its;
own boathouse and eight sailboats.

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