THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRMAY, MAY I
Athletic Plant Needs Studied
'M' Nine Faces MSU in Crucial Series
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me to present to the Regents at
heir June meeting. The bare out-
nies of the committee's proposal
re falling into place but there is
uch work yet to do.
The committee has tentatively
greed that the three most press-
ig, needs are a basketball arena,
women's gymnasium, and an
:dition to men's intramural fa-
Lynn. Fry, the University archi-
et, and his assistant, Robert J.
itken, have been studying the
esign and cost of these facilities.
esterday Fry left on a: business
ip, part of which he will spend
i viewing first-hand the better
asketball arenas around the
The architects are aiming for a
asketball arena that will seat
2,000 to 15,000 spectators. Spurr
nphasized that a building of this
ze should take care of all the
pectators for 90 per cent of the
Wolverine basketball games. There
no intention of providing an
rena like Minnesota has that will
eat 18,000. 1
Such an arena is filled only for
one or two big games a year. Thus
the committee does not seek to
build a structure that will be ade-
quate for the maximum crowd
that might be expected for the
Ohio State or Michigan State
games but a structure that will
suffice for just about all the other
This seating capacity of 12,000
to 15,000 fans could be extended
by closed circuit television for the
one or two games every season
that might sell out the arena.
New telephone lines are going to
be installed in a new system of
communications throughout the
University and closed circuit tele-
vision cables are set to be installed
at the same time. Thus it would
be possible to telecast a basketball
game from the new arena to Hill
Auditorium in extreme c a s e s
where the arena is sold out.
Besides these immediate needs,
the committee is interested in
drawing up a list of priorities for
future plant expansion. The con-
struction of the basketball arena,
women's gymnasium and men's
intramural addition is looked upon
as only the first step in a long
series of additions to the physical
After the initial construction
projects, a hockey arena will be
needed. As the North Campus area
becomes more developed, intra-
mural and physical education fa-
cilities will be necessary in that
area. Already there is a lack of
outdoor facilities for the North
Campus according to Dean Spurr.
As year round operation is im-
plemented, more outdoor facilities
on the main campus will become
necessary. A 50-meter Olympic-
size outdoor swimming pool like
the one at Michigan State would
then be desirable.
If the University is able to ac-
cept more students in the near
future there will be a correspond-
ing increase in the need for intra-
mural and physical education fa-
cilities. This will be in addition to
replacing outmoded intramural
and physical education facilities.
Spurr said yesterday that the
committee will issue a progress re-
port sometime near the start of
next week. This will be a formal
restatement of what the commit-
tee has accomplished thus far and
what it will do to finalize its plans.
By BILL BULLARD
Coach Moby Benedict's baseball
squad is faced with a tough assign-
ment this weekend: sweep three
games from Michigan State.
The first game of the series
will begin at 3:30 p.m. this after-
noon at Ferry Field. A double-
header is scheduled for Saturday
in East Lansing.
Three victories over the Spar-
tans should go a long way towards
putting the Wolverines back into
the Big Ten race. Michigan is
currently two games behind con-
ference leader Ohio State. The
Buckeyes are at Minnesota today
and travel to Iowa City for two
The Wolverines are 3-3 in the
league while the Spartans are 2-3.
With these three defeats already
recorded Michigan will have to
catch fire soon to be a threat for
"Michigan State will be out to
get us," says Benedict. "We've
won the last seven games from
Last season the Wolverines won
a slugging battle 16-13 in the
Friday game at East Lansing and
then took two games the follow-
ing day at Ferry Field. The sea-
son before, Michigan captured a
rare triple-header from State at
The odds would seem to be
against Michigan repeating the
series sweep for the third straight
year. But the Wolverines have now
won five of their last six games'
and at times have shown glimpses
of the play that carried them to
an NCAA championship last sea-
Benedict expresses confidence in
his team. "I think the players
have started to play good ball.
Jim Newman has done an espe-
cially good job in substituting for
Dick Honig," he says. "Last sea-
son the tean lost the Big Ten'
opener to Illinois and then just
started banging off the victories.'
With a couple of breaks I hope
that this team can do the same."
Dave Roebuck will start on the
mound today after two straight
victories to his credit. The senior
righthander has a 3-1 record.'
Fritz Fisher (6-1) and either Jim
Bobel (2-3) or Clyde Barnhart'
(1-1) will pitch on Saturday.
Michigan State brings the rep-
utation of a good hit-no field
team into the series. First base-
man Jerry Sutton led the team
with a .412 average at the start
of the week. Sutton is a junior
who played along with Wolverine
first sacker Dave Campbell at
Lansing Sexton High School where
Dave's father, Bob Campbell, is
the baseball coach.
Besides Sutton, all the other
Spartan starters except catcher
George Azar are hitting over .300.
But Azar is not to be underesti-
mated as demonstrated last Sat-
urday in a 16-8 victory over Iowa.
Azar knocked in seven runs-one
short of the Big Ten record-with
a grand slam home run and two
Other Michigan State regulars
are: Mary Frey (.364) or Dennis
Ketcham (.342), second base; Mal
Chiljean (.356), shortstop; Joe
Porrevecchio (.341), third base;
Dale Peters (.400), leftfield; Bob
Maniere (.344), centerfield; and
Jeff Abrecht (.311), rightfield.
Coach John Kobs, now in his
39th year as head coach, plans to
use pitchers Jack Nutter, Doug.
Miller, and either Carl Stalling or
Doug Dobrei against the Wolver-
ines. Nutter leads the Spartan
pitching staff with a 1.81 earned
run average but Miller also has a
respectable 2.70 average.
Michigan State has a 14-8-1
overall average after losing its
last start on Tuesday to Western
Michigan is now 12-7 for the
season. After losing the first two
Big Ten games of the season to
Illinois and Purdue, the Wolver-
ines have rebounded for five vic-
tories out of six games.
Consecutive wins over Purdue,
Iowa,'Minnesota, Detroit, and No-
tre Dame were only marred by a
2-1 loss to Minnesota in the sec-
ond game of last Saturday's dou-
BIG TEN CHAMPS:
Thinclads Tune Up~o il ees
Fo Ttl Dfes
By RICHARD EISENBERG
Michigan track coach Don Can-
ham was quiet over the Wolverines
easy victory at Purdue last Satur-
day. The boys performed "reason-
ably well," but Canham realizes
that "reasonably well" will not
be good enough to successfully de-
fend their Big Ten Outdoor Track
Championship in two weeks.
Mac Hunter, who ran well at
Lafayette, seems to be fully re-
covered from a chronic leg injury.
Hunter will be expected to come
through in the sprints, since Ken
Burnley is through for the sea-
son. Burnley, who has been
bothered with leg troubles for
most of the season, has run only
once since his controversial fourth
place finish in the 60 yd. dash at
the Big Ten Indoor Champion-
Kent Bernard, a sophomore'
quarter miler who Canham says
"may be the best in Michigan his-
tory by his senior year," has been
having trouble with a stretched
leg muscle. Bernard had anchored
Michigan's mile relay team which
finished sixth in the Penn Relays.
Canham seems worried with
Cliff Nuttall. "Nuttall has not
been running well." In the 120
highs at Purdue he was timed in
14.9. Joe Mason, however, who set
varsity and track records in the
330 yd. intermediate hurdles "is
very much improved."
In the long distances, Canham
was pleased with Jim Neahusan's
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performance in the two mile. Nea-
husan, who ran in very windy con-
ditions, had the creditable time
of 9:35.5. Chris Murray, who fin-
ished third in the two mile, is still
recovering from a bout with the
flu. Earlier in the season Murray
apparently was embarking on his
finest year at Michigan. He had
run a 9:76 two mile which was
the fourth best time ever by a
Wolverine at that distance. Mur-
ray has less than two weeks to
regain his early season form for
the Big Ten meet.
Charley Aquino, who is defend-
ing champion in the 660 yd. run,
ran a 1:53.8 half mile at Purdue.
Dorr Casto was second.
Canham appears satisfied with
his field performers. George Puce
and Roger Schmitt placed 1-2 in
the shot put on Saturday, Puce
winning with a heave of 53'5".
Ernst Soudek has stood out in the
discus all year. He has already
thrown over 170 ft.
Al Ammerman figures to pro-
cure future points in the high
jump. Ammerman was the only
Wolv rine to get into the win
column at the Penn Relays where
he cleared 6'6". Earlier in the year
he jumped 6'8" at Miami, where
he set a track record.
"We're looking for some com-
petition in preparation for the Big
Ten meet," says Canham, and ap-
parently the coach will, have some
for 'this Saturday. The Chicago
Track Club, featuring assorted
former champions, and North-
western will be here for a meet
beginning at 1:30.
j -M SCORES
Winchell 5, Green 4
Gomberg 6, Hayden 5
Reevesy 1,Anderson 0
Wenley 7, Huber 6
Strauss for. to Williams
Hinsdale for. to Lloyd
Huber 19, Hayden 1
Taylor for. to Chicago
Lloyd for. to Gomberg
Hinsdale for. to Anderson
Strauss for. to Alien Rumsey
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