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April 13, 1961 - Image 6

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Linemen Needed To
Bolster Grid Hopes

Netters Start Big


Yesterday's second spring foot-
ball practice, in the rain, didn't
help Coach Bump Elliott and his
staff much in their search for men1
to replace last year's all-senior
first string line.
Although there are 12 lettermen1
returning in the line out of 20 back
from 1960, Elliott wants to find.
some much needed depth among
the big group of incoming sopho-
Elliott didn't want to speak
about the untested newcomers at{
this early date, but the general9
consensus was that the following1
interior linemen head the current;
list, mainly on the basis of their
performances in the freshman
game last fall.
Choice Group
The choice group includes tack-
les Larry Piotrowski, 6'4", 215 lbs.,3
Phil Garrison, 230 lbs., and Tom
Keating, 220 lbs.; guards are Deb
Nolan, Dave Kurtz, Bill Coplin,
and John Pasch, averaging around
205; and centers Don Blanchard,
215 lbs., Bill Muir 205, and Joe
Sligay, a stocky 220 pounder.
There are also some good end
prospects in Doug Bickle and Bill
Tageson, but the situation is bet-
ter fortified here with the return
of five lettermen and three reserve
winners. The former include cap-
tain-elect George Mans, Jim Koro-
win, Jim Zubkus (from two years
ago), Bill Freehan and Scott
Maentz. The latter two are absent
from practice now, playing base-
ball and tennis respectively.
Two other lettermen backs, base-
baller Ed Hood and trackster
Bennie McRae are also missing.
Also out for track are reserve back
Bill Hornbeck and guard Wally
Backfield Set}
The backfield situation is also
looking good - at this early date
with last year's starters, Dave
Glinka at quarter, Dave Raimey
and McRae at halves, and fullback
Ken Turreaud all returning.
Some sophomores to be watched,

are quarterbacks Frosty Evashev-
ski, Ron Tate, and Tom Watters,
all of whom showed up well in last
fall's freshman game. Rookie half-
backs at the top of the list are
Harvey Chapman, Don Kornowa,
Jim Locke, Bruce McLenna and
Mike Vuocolo.
Top fullback prospects are Bill
Dodd, who scored twice in last
fall's game, Wayne Sparkman and
Don Baty.
Changes Occur
Elliott pointed out that many
changes and surprises occur dur-
ing spring practice, and though all
the new men would get a long,
searching look, the others, mainly
reserves, would not be neglected.
Some of these men, who saw
much action last year and are
counted on again are ends Bob
Brown, Jeff Smith and Dave Mon-
geau, a converted back.
Jon Schopf, Guy Curtis and John
Houtman are three returning let-
terman tackles, along with reserves
Paul Schmidt and Will Stawski.
Three more lettermen are back at
guard, Lee Hall, John Minko, and
Joe O'Donnell, in addition to Lou
Pavlov a 1959 "M" winner who
was injured last year.
Other Reserves
Other returnees are Frank Clap-
pison, Dick Syzmanski, and Chuck
Collins. The latter two will be
testing last fall's injuries, as will
Tureaud and passer Bob Chandler.'
Center lettermen are Todd Grant
and John Walker, while defensive
ace John Stamos returns at quar-
Jim Ward and Jack Stroebel are
counted on again at halfback, with
reserves like Hornbeck and Ron'
Spacht providing more depth.
Lettermen Paul Raeder and Bill
Tunnicliff are back to bolster Tu-
reaud at fullback along with the
new men.
Elliott and his crew will be using
the 20 spring workouts to synthe-
size the squad in~ preparation -for
a fast start next fall, with the line
looming as the number one prob-
lem to solve.

-Daily-James Warneka
QUANTITY AND QUALITY-Right-fielder John Halstead (left),
and pitchers Joe Brefeld and John Kerr, contribute experience to
Coach Don Lund's versatile and seasoned baseball squad. Hal-
stead and Brefeld are seniors while Kerr is a Junior.
Give Wolverines Mobility


Outstanding depth and experi-
ence plus sophomore Ray Senko'W
ski appear to be the strong points
of the Michigan tennis team as it
prepares to open the defense of
its Big Ten title with a duel meet
at Illinois Saturday.
Coach Bill Murphy will bank on
four proven veterans-Jim Ten-
ney, Wayne Peacock, Bruce Mac-
Donald, and Bill Vogt-and 1960
reserve Tom Beach to provide top
to bottom strength behind Sen-
Sought After
Senkowski became one of the
most sought after schoolboys in
the land when he won the Na-
tional Scholastic singles title in his
junior year at Hamtramck (Mich.)
High School. Today he is one of
the top ranked mens players in the
country and will almost certainly
be an odds on favorite or a strong
contender for the conference num-
ber one singles title.
Tenney played all of last year at
number four singles and went un-
defeated from the spring trip until
the Conference finals. He is a de-
liberate baseline retriever who
forces his opponents into errors,
and combined with MacDonald to
form a crack number three doubles
team last year. They were finally
defeated in the Conference finals.
Peacock Returns
Peacock returns after a year's
absence. He was Big Ten number
six singles champion in 1958 and
1959, and captain-elect for 1980
when he ,was shelved by ineligibil-
MacDonald is probably the most
aggressive player on the team and
won the number six title last year
as a junior.
Vogt came virtually out of no-
where in the conference meet last
May to take runnerup honors at
number five singles. Murphy sub-
stituted him at the last minute for
Women Golf er
The W.A.A. Golf Club will
meet tonight in the Women's
Athletic Building at 7:15. The
National Women's Collegiate
Golf Tournament will be dis-
cussed. All women interested
are urged to attend.
erratic Ken Mike who had played
there all year. Vogt had' played on
the varsity in 1958 but was forced
to the sidelines in 1959 by' too
many afternoon classes.
Beach No. 6
Beach, a former pre star from
Kalamazoo, will probably open the
season at number six singles. He
was a reserve last year as a sopho-
more. As the season progresses,
however, he may be challenged by
football and basketball player Scott
Maentz who is currently working
himself into shape. Maentz played
his high school tennis at. East
Grand Rapids.
Certain to be missed because of
ineligibility will be Jerry Dubie,
a high school sidekick of Senkow-
ski at Hamtramck, number one
singles man in 1960, and captain-
elect for 1961.

One of the biggest assets to
baseball coach Don Lund this sea-
son will be the versatility of his
sophomore-laden squad.
Many of this year's diamond
performers can play several po-
sitions, thus enabling Lund to jug-
gle his lineup to suit the partic-
ular needs that may ensue during
the season,

ENCAA Cancels Gym Events

Penn State is king of the col-
lege gymnastics world again but
its throne is a shaky one, due to
the recent actions of the nation's.
collegiate gymnastics coaches.
Whether due to the lack of
participation in the events, or
due to Penn State's third straight
NCAA gym championship last
week, the coaches have voted to
discontinue the rope climb and
flying rings as NCAA events. This
is a significant move since Penn
State scored 36 of its NCAA points
in these events while defeating its
nearest rival, Southern Illinois, by
only 10, 88-78.
Wolverines Banked
The Wolverines were shut out
in these events, but still manag-
ed to finish fourth-18/2 points
off the pace-so that Coach Newt
Loken and his crew perhaps had
a special reason for having the
events eliminated.
Jealousy, however, is not the
real motive. for the move. Loken
noted that "only 10 or 12 boys

participated in each of these
events, while about 40 participat-
ed in each of the other events in
the NCAA Meet." The two events
are popular mainly in the east.
"For us and most other mid-
western schools to have entered
these events would have required
top much preparation in too short
a time," said Loken. "Consequent-
ly, schools which had three men
entered in the -events were able
to score easy points."
Another justification for the'
coaches' action might be the dan}
ger involved in the flying rings-
coupled with the fact that neither
of the events is an Olympic event.
But the story may not end with
the actions immediately following
the meet. Eastern coaches, irri-
tated with the move, may attempt
to eliminate midwestern special-
ties-tumbling and rebound tum-
bling (Trampoline)-from further
NCAA meets.
In these events, Big Ten Schools,
especially Michigan State and

Michigan, scored a great number
of points, while ironically, Penn
State was shut out.
Not Olympic Events
These two events are not Olym-
pic events either, and though
they are included in midwestern
dual meets, eastern meets have
not included them. However,
neither event is as dangerous as
flying rings and both boast great-
er participation.
From the spectators' stand-
point, the Trampoline and tum-
bling are perhaps the two most
exciting events of a gym meet.
The reduction of a national
meet to six events (free exercise,
still rings, side horse, long horse,
high bar, and parallel bars) would
considerably shorten the length
of meets, perhaps unnecessarily
limiting spectator interest.
The results of the battle should
be interesting. It is significant
that no action was taken on the
tumbling events at the same time
that the rope climb and flying
rings were eliminated.
the one

Bill Freehan, the leading Wol-
verine hitter during the recent
trip to Arizona, is an accomplish-
ed catcher as well as a capable.
first sacker. During doubleheaders
Freehan will probably catch one
.game and play first in the other.
This mobility gives Lund an
opportunity to play either Dick
Syring or Barry Marshall with the
former a catcher and Marshall a
first baseman.
Marshall batted .306 last year in
playing second base the entire
season. This year, however, with
the addition of sophomore' flash
Joe Jones, Marshall has been
transferred to first base activity.
Jim Newman, who hit a hefty
.357 in Arizona, can play. four po-
sitions. The 5'11" Detroiter will
see most . of his service in either
left or right field and may fill in
at shortstop or second base if the
occasion demands.
Merullo Catches
Third sacker J o e Merullo
caught several games last season
and proved himself to be a fine
receiver. A junior from Revere,
Mass., Merullo supplies added
depth to an already ample supply
of catchers and in case of injury,
he will be available.
Lefty Dick DeLamielleure, a re-
serve first baseman during the
1959-60 campaign, will alternate
at right field with veteran John
Halstead. DeLamielleure hit well
in Arizona and gave indication
that his bat will aid the Michigan
attack when the Big Ten season
gets under way.
The Wolverine's depth il fur-
ther illustrated by the nine hurl-
ers who 'compose the pitching
corps. Four left handers, Joe Bre-
feld, Fritz Fisher, John Kerr, and
Bob Marcereau all will see a great
deal of time on the mound as will,
righthanders Mike Joyce and Den-
nis McGinn.
Depth and versatility help win'
ball games. Michigan Coach Don
Lund seemingly has no problems
in either department.



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