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Aquino To Defend c1000' Title . .--

By Tom Rowland]
Student-Faculty Contests
From now until the advent of spring vacation close to 225 faculty
athletes and their -student counterparts will engage in a program of
:ompetition that intramural director Earl Riskey calls "about the
best around."
It's the eleventh year that student teams have taken on faculty
-and the professors have taken the point honors on every occasion
ave one, that in 1955-56 when a powerful student aggregation won,
Top teams from both divisions compete entirely voluntarily in
2 sports, with point totals in each activity counting towards the
group total. "We try to get championship teams from both the student
and faculty divisions," says Riskey. "We, make up teams as they
vant-they're playing just to have the game.,
Volleyball ranks as the hottest spot for competition since 30
faculty teams compete. Comments Riskey: "The faculty really has
he edge in volleyball because they're playing it in their division
'ight now. The student teams have finished and are almost through
with basketball.
"One thing that's really unique is the rifle shooting. The faculty
has armed forces officers-two from each service- who shoot against
heir own pupils, and the faculty has never won in this category.
t's usually close, though, like last year when the students won 1589
o 1572."
Besides volleyball and rifle shooting, teams compete in basket-
>all, billiards, water polo, bowling, table tennis, badminton, squash,
>addleball, and handball. "We tried to get some indoor tennis played
ast year," says Riskey, "but the floors were so slippery from the
noisture in the building it was impossible."
The intramural director goes on to comment that "because there
are so few duplications in players on the teams it gives a lot of
people a chance to play. And, of course, that's the real purpose.
"The competition gives a good opportunity for people to get
acquainted. And the whole program is on an invitational basis so
everyone plays because they want to."
The faculty-student games are a Michigan first. "Other schools
are really amazed at how successful we've been in this program.
Many have tried it out but always on only a small scale."
Rules of eligibility in the program are the same for each group
as the rules of their respective divisions. Faculty teams are prevented
from tapping student talent by being restricted to teaching fellows
er staff research assistants as outer bounds for recruitment.
Riskey contends that the informality of competition is what
nakes the program go. "Sometimes the student team will invite
heir faculty opponents out to dinner at their residence after the
games. And before each contest the captain of each team introduces
his members to the other team-it's kind of a little ceremony."
Often students recognize familiar faculty faces on the other
dde of the net or under the basket. "We have some great compe-
ition between the Forestry Club and the Natural Resources faculty.
They all know each other-and those are the kind of matches we
like to have."
Do physical education professors have an advantage? "Not
really," contends Riskey. "We usually have them play against physical
education majors." Last year the phys ed faculty won in two separate
volleyball contests, 3-2 and 2-1.
University students, after their second win in the history of
he program, will place top hopes with Delta Upsilon to lead the way
n the volleyball competition. Champs in the social fraternity division
this year, DU will clash with the Zoo Museum, the faculty title
Volleyball play holds the key to any student victory this time
around. Last year, when .the faculty won by a slim 22-21, the
students were outscored in volleyball, 12-8.
Other team sports accumulate points for each team win. It was
:-4 in basketball a year ago with students taking a 7-2 advantage
n bowling. In individual sports only one point can be picked up
for each event.
The following all-year standings for the two divisions are com-
plete through four sports:

Arrest Momentum

A year ago this Saturday the
Big Ten's defending 1000-yd.
champion was closing fast on the
finish line when a Michigan jun-
ior named Charlie Aquino pulled
past him down the stretch and
won his first conference title go-
ing away in 2:14.9.
As Michigan's captain and him-
self a defending titlist in both the
indoor 1000 and outdoor 600 this
year, Aquino is considerably bet-
ter respected-so much so that the
man he burned in the conference
meet last year might try to avoid
him in Saturday's championship
1000 at Madison.
Switch to Mile?
This is the prediction of both
Aquino's coach, Don Canham, and
Michigan's head timer for over 40
years, Phil Diamond.
Diamond said he figures that
Iowa's Gary Fischer, after being
victimized last year, probably will
enter the mile, where the com-
petition may be easier and where
he has run most often this year.
Aquino calls Fischer "strong as
a bear" but is more concerned
about a teammate of Fischer's-
Bill Frazier, a junior who won the
indoor 600 and outdoor 880 last
year and went on to earn eighth
place in the world half-mile rank-
ings with a time of 1:48.1.

.. . improves with age

Canham thinks Frazier will de-
fend his 600 title or move over to
the 880, and Aquino is not notice-
ably disturbed at this thought.
Okay with Charlie
"I'd like to run against him
sometime, but not in a Big Ten
meet," he grinned.
Without Frazier in the race,
Aquino has what Canham calls a

"good chance, but no sure thing"
to repeat.
He said that Aquino stands out
among a field of eight returning!
individual winners, including three
from Wisconsin, last year's team
One-Day Wonders
"Some of these guys, you know
aren't going to repeat," Canham
commented. "But Charlie's got
a good shot at it."
Aquino's only 1000 in open
competition this year was a 2:11.3
against Penn State earlier in the
month. It broke his own varsity
and Field House record of 2:11.9
set last year and it put him within
reach of the conference meet rec-
ord of 2:10.7, dating back to 1954.
Aquino concedes, "If everything
goes okay I would like to get a
good time. . . I'd also like to win,
but funny things happen in Big
Ten meets."
Wait a Minute
One of the "funny things" hap-
pened in last year's 1000, when
everybody came to a dead stop
because nobody wanted to set the
Aquino won a strategic race, if
not a fast one, and it emphasized
his improvement from the year
before. As a sophomore he had
placed only fourth in the indoor
1000 (behind Fischer) and fourth
in the outdoor 880.
"It's hard to put your finger on!
what improved Charlie so much,"
Canham explained. "More than
anything else, he's a very hard-!
working guy. He's got a lot of
desire. I'd say it was a combina-
tion of desire, pride and ability-
and, of course, there's always
Enjoys Himself
Aquino agrees. "Last year I did
work a lot harder than I had the
year before," he said. "As far as
any real changes-maybe my phil-
osophy changed a little bit. I run
more for fun now" Aquino
equates relaxationnwith better
His improvement since his high
school days in Norwalk, Conn., has
been steady. Aquino never placed
higher than fourth in his state
meet and didn't break 2:10 until
his next-to-last meet as a senior,
when he ran 1:58.4.
He came down a full seven sec-
onds, to 1:51.4. in the elimination
heats of the NCAA half-mile last
summer. The catch was that he
was eliminated, finishing sixth in
his heat even though the winning
time was only 1:50.8. His time
ranked in the top 15 in the meet.
Needs Stoker
"It was kind of a disappoint-
ment," Aquino said. "I didn't get
fired up enough for it. We went
out fast and were about even.
Then coming around the back-
stretch everybody passed me and
I could only pass one back."
This year Aquino hasn't thought
at all about the collegiate cham-
pionships, but he hopes to go un-
der 1:50 in the spring. "I'd like
to get in real good shape so I'll
be able to run a good time when
I have too," he explained. "If
you're in shape, the times will
come by themselves."
Charlie Aquino plans to stay in
shape after he graduates from
engineering school, too. The Ann
Arbor Track Club has a place for
him next year, and he has a place
for the AATC.

The crippled Michigan hockey
team saw their two game winning
streak come to an abrupt halt
with a pair of weekend losses to
the Spartans of Michigan State.
In Friday's game, a 6-2 win for
the Spartans, the Wolverines ap-
parently lost the aggressiveness
which had typified their play in
the previous two games. Goalie
Bob Gray was forced to make 31
saves in the Michigan nets, while
the Wolverines could muster only
21 shots at State goalie John
Newton Ill
Defenseman Dave Newton was
stricken ill in the second period
of Friday's game, and did not re-
turn to action during the series.
A doctor's report today will deter-
mine whether or not Newton will
be able to return to action this
weekend when the Wolverines go
on the road to engage Nortn

Dakota in the final series of the
As a result of the inavailabiiity
of Newton, Saturday's game saw
Larry Babcock and Tom Pendle-
bury in the role of defensemen for
the first time in their careers.
"They played very well, even in
the hot arena," reported coach Al
The Saturday game, wflich
Michigan State took by a 2-1
score, saw the Wolverines once
again forcing play as they out-
shot the Spartans 37-28.
One Penalty
The relative aggressiveness is
reflected in the number of penal-
ties incurred in the two games.
In. the first game of the series,
the Wolverines received only one
penalty, while the second game
saw the Wolverines penalized six

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Pro Standings



W L7
Chicago 30 151
Montreal 24 161
Toronto 28 21
Detroit 24 211
New York 17 311
Boston 13 321
New York 4. Detroit 3

T Pts.
14 74
18 66
9 65
13 61
11 45
15 41

With Babcock and Pendlebury
serving as defensemen in the sec-
ond game, the Michigan icers weie
forced to go with only two for-
ward lines.
"We didn't play too well Fri-
day," said Renfrew. "We wanted
to play a clean series, but soon
found ourselves a couple of goals
down. We were trying to pace our-
In the second game, said Ren-
frew, "I thought that we were
the stronger team and outplayed
Goalie Bob Gray was outstand-
ing during the series, even though
six shots got past him in the first
game. "I thought he was fine, but
he's still not 100 per cent. He
still can't get back up as well
as he should due to the knee
injury," commented Renfrew.

W L Pet. GB
Los Angeles 50 18 .735 -
St. Louis 40 27 .597 9
Detroit 28 42 .400 23
San Francisco 25 43 .368 25
Chicago 20 49 .290 301/
W L Pct. GB
Boston 51 20 .718 -
Syracuse 40 29 .580 10
Cincinnati 36 33 .522 14
New York 19 48 .284 30
New York 125, Los Angeles 116
St. Louis 114, Cincinnati 107
Cincinnati 72, Xavier (Ohio) 61
Dayton (Ohio) 57, Miami (Ohio) 53
Connecticut 102, New Hampshire 72
Miami 75, Stetson 60
St. John's (NY) 82, Massachusetts 73
LaSalle 75, Georgetown 72
Providence 83, St. Joseph's (Pa) 64
Holy Cross 64, Boston College 59
Duquesne 78, St. Bonaventure 68
Texas 77, Rice 59
Texas Tech 99, Texas Christian 87
Delaware 77, Gettysburg 76






UP AND IN-Tom Cole (31) puts up a reverse lay-up shot In Mon-
day night's 78-70 victory over Iowa. The win put Michigan's rec-
ord at 6-5 in conference play, good for fifth in the Big Ten. Bill
Buntin (22) is poised in case of a rebound and is making sure
that Iowa's Jerry Messick (13) is out of the play. Trying vainly to
block Cole's shot is Dave Roach (23, partially hidden).

Excessive Cost Factors Keep
Freshmen From Competing


Don 't


Then assistant coach Jim Skala
added, "Of course the real reasoni
is money. Most of the schools in
the Big Ten just don't want to
lay out the money to equip and
send freshman teams around the;
You may say that it wouldn't
cost much to send perhaps 10
basketball players, but you have
to remember that it wouldn't be
a matter of just one sport. You
would have to include wrestling,
tennis, swimming, hockey, gym-
nastics, and the rest, including
football. It would take a great teal
of money to send a freshman foot-
ball team to play a game out of
Topic Brought Up
Skala then remarked that the
,topic had been brought up in a
recent meeting of the athletic de-
partment. "Many people here are
in favor of freshman scheduling
even in football. The idea of 150-
lb. football has been discussed
Then Jorgensen commented that!
it wouldn't be necessary to play
other college teams in basketball.
"An abbreviated schedule with!
local teams would be a welcome
addition," he said. Here at Michi-
gan we're' fortunate to have a'
number of fine players in thel
graduate school to play against. Of
course they're out of shape but
they're still good ballplayers. Most!

opportunities we have, but play-
ing varied opposition would help.
Freshmen are permitted to par-
ticipate in varsity athletics in
small college play but are not
allowed to do so in the NCAA's
large college category.
So freshmen football and bas-
ketball stars, even though they
might help' Michigan or other
teams into contention, have to sit
in the stands and watch.

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