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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, JANU

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Roll, 8-4

Gophers Assume Upset Role;
Badgers Dump Hawks, MSU

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Colorado's fourth of the evening.
Smoking his victory cigar, Mich-
igan Coach Al Renfrew was natur-
ally pleased with his team's per-
formance. "The boys played bet-
ter in the third period," he said,
"but C's goalie Warwick was real-
ly playing well."
Renfrew singled out Kelly and
Kolb as being outstanding in the
series.
Colorado Coach Tony Frasca is
quite accustomed to losing, This
year's team has a record of 0-12
and the Tigers have now lost 17
straight.
More Depth
"This year's Michigan team is
far superior to last year's," said
Frasca, "I think they have bet-
ter balance and more depth."
Frasca also discussed the possi-
bilities of Michigan's Berenson be-
coming a pro. "I think that Beren-
son could go into the pros today
and make it easily," said Frasca.

-Daily-Bruce Taylor
A FLASH OF RED-Wolverine captain, Red Berenson, slaps the
puck by Colorado goalie, Art Warwick, late in the game to further
ice the contest for the Wolverines.

Cliff Keen Recalls Memorable Moments;
Cites Surprise Finishes in Big Ten Meets

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Cliff Keen is
currently in his 37th year as head
Michigan wrestling coach. In that.
time, his teams have won nine con-
ference titles and have been runner-
ups 13 times. His teams have fin-
ished lower than third only twice.
In the following story, Keen de-
scribes the events which stand out
as his most memorable moments in
sports,)
By CLIFF KEEN
as told to Pete DiLorenzi
Any person who has ever coach-
ed an athletic team for any length
of time has died many deaths; he
has also had many gratifying
moments of achievement.
* * *
One of the most impressive ex-
periences of my career came about
when I was coach of the U.S.
wrestling team in the 1948 Olym-
pics in London. I was mature then
and didn't realize that I was still
susceptible to emotions and gran-
deur.
It was after the war, and all the
countries-r-there were about 64
of them-paraded into the sta-
dium. It was thrilling to see and
actually feel the atmosphere of
fellowship, sportsmanship, appre-
ciation, and admiration of athletic
prowess among the participants.
Another moment I shall never
forget was the one in which I felt
personally responsible for the loss
of a conference championship, al-
though I have never been able to
blame myself for doing anything
intentionally wrong at the time.
Bob Betzig, our 157-pounder
that year, was a great wrestler. He
had gone through the dual meet
schedule undefeated, and it was
just about a foregone conclusion
that he'd win a conference cham-
pionship.

The Big Ten meet was held at
Indiana that year, and we found
ourselves in a dogfight' with Pur-
due for first place.
Well, it turned out that we had
only Bob's match to go and trailed
Purdue by three points. A decision
for Bob would have meant a first-
place tie with Purdue. We needed
a fall to win it.
Just before he went out on the
mat, I gave him some last-minute
advice. "Bob," I said, "all you
have to do is win it and we'll have
a tie, but for us to win it all,
you've got to go out and get your-
self a fall."
I remembered that most of his
opponents had been wrestling de-
fensively and that Bob had gotten
most of his falls throughout the
season with a cradle, so I re-
minded him, "Remember, you
don't have to pin him with a
cradle, use your legs"-I meant to
try to get a scissors hold-" if you
have to."
Well, Bob went out on the mat
and tried a cradle right off the
bat. In fact, he had his opponent
stacked, but he was off the mat.
That did it for Bob. I had plant-
ed the seed in his head about
using his legs, and for the rest
of the match, he tried to get his
opponent with a leg hold. The
trouble was that Bob's opponent
could get out of leg holds.
Bob would get a hold and keep
it for a while, and then the op-
ponent would escape.
Finally, right near the end, the
score was tied 8-8. Bob didn't
know that he had a point for
riding time, so he figured, he need-
ed a takedown to win it. He let his

opponent up and made a blind
stab at the man.
It was a surpeme effort to win
for the team, but he missed, and
his opponent got two points for
the takedown.
We lost the team championship,
and Bob sacrificed a certain in-
dividual championship.
If I hadn't told him about the
leg hold, he'd have won.
On the happier side, I'll always
remember our team's winning the
1960 conference championship as
a perfect example of what a gang
of guys who are sincerely dedi-
cated to winning can do.
We won the championship in
spite of the fact that our captain,
123-pounder Mike Hoyles was
wrestling with a taped rib carti-
lege. The injury rendered him
about 50 per cent effective, but he
still managed to finish third in
the meet for us. We suffered an-
other early setback when 191-
pounder Karl Fink was eliminated
in an early round. Before the meet,
we had counted on Fink and Den-
nis Fitzgerald to have the best
chance for individual titles.
Fitzgerald won at 167, but he
wasn't the only winner. Ambi
Wilbanks, three and three in dual
meets, won, beating defending
champion Norm Young of Michi-
gan State. Fritz Kellerman, then
a sophomore, found himself and
won a championship. Fritz had
been pinned in his first two meets
that year.
Jimmy.Blaker, who wasn't even
seeded in the meet, also won a
championship.

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'M' Gridders Start in Major Bowls

strategic yardage in several key
plays, including first downs, but
the stellar contribution by the
big fullback was a halfback-like
run around left end in the first
half, netting 28 yards and a first
down.
Tureaud served in the defensive
secondary, playing nearly the
whole game at his linebacker slot
He was all over the field picking
off Southern backs before they
could reach the secondary.
Maentz was announced the first
several times as the Blue punter,
but midway in the third quarter,
he assumed the left end slog on
offense and contributed a pass re-
ception to his already creditable
day. The play went for a first
down and good yardage.
The North-South game at Miami

saw the Wolverines more than pay
their freight. Bennie McRae was
the real work-horse, until he se-
parated a shoulder. He did score
on a 10 yard pass from Eddie
Wilson of Arizona.
George Mans was scheduled to
start at defensive right end, but
an injury in the offense brought
Mans to an offensive role as well,
where he caught one pass for 12
yards.
Hall played an outstanding game
in the line. From his right guard
slot he led the blocking for McRae
and company.
Mans then went on to play in
Tucson in the All-America Bowl
featuring the small college stars
against the major college repre-
sentatives.
The remarkable thing about
these bowl performances by the
Michigan gridders, was that every
one of them either started or in
Maentz's case, was the team
punter.

SCORES
Detroit 122, St. Louis 113
Cincinnati 113, Chicago 106
Syracuse 129, Philadelphia 120
College Scores
Washington State 65, Idaho 60
SMU 77, Arkansas 70
Midwestern 82, Abilene Christian 78
Buffalo 68, Syracuse 66
Northeastern 56, Tufts 44
Seton Hall 88, Loyola (Bait) 66
Central Michigan 59, Wayne State 55
West Virginia 85, Virginia Tech 81
Penn State 61, Bucknell 50
Xavier 67, Canisius 65
Butler 83, Notre Dame 67
SKI TREMBLANT
at Inersession
with the ULLR Ski Club
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP

Wednesday, Jan.
7:30 Room 3,

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Union

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-The Policy-making
Council of the NCAA today heard
a report indicating several Cana-
dian hockey players for U. S.
schools whose eligibility .is ques-
tionable under NCAA rules.
The problem stemmed from the
complaint that these players may
have been subjected to Canadian
subsidation, contrary to the NCAA
code, particularly those coming
from Junior A clubs, the highess
in Canadian amateur hockey.
A survey of 32 of these teams is
being considered by a special com-
mittee, headed by Marcus Plant,
faculty representative from Michi-
gan.

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