WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,1963
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Starting Back Sygar Breaks Leg; Out for Season I All
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by Mike Block
About Those Coupons
It's reassuking, from this corner at least, that Michigan sports
ticket manager Don Weir for one, believes that the sale of student
athletic coupons has, up to this point, been satisfactory. If Weir's
optimism is borne out in fact in the next couple of weeks, we may
just get that sorely-needed field house in the next millenium or two.
As far as Weir is concerned, the coupon sales are "going very
well." Translated into numbers, this means that roughly 10,000 stu-
dents shelled out their 12 clams for an athletic card over the four-day
registration period last week. Before the, start of sales, Weir had
guesstimated that 12,000 cards would be sold, and since their sale
will continue at the I-M Bldg. for the next two weeks, this figure
seems likely to be reached and even surpassed.
But even if the sales do hover about the 12,000 mark, it'll
still be a far cry from the 22,000 students who used to latch
onto their ducats at the old rate of $1 (printing costs, you
know). Of course, nobody ever imagined that sales would dup-
licate the old figure, but that 2-7 record last year certainly
didn't help out the field house one bit.
How did the 10,000 tickets break down among the academic
classes? The only thing that's known so far is that as of yesterday,
the first day of football ticket ...* .
distribution 4000 Group 4 individ-
uals (seniors and graduate stu- :
dents) had picked theirs up.
Assuming that a considerables
fraction of Group 4 didn''t get ....
f their grid passports on the first ~
possible day, this indicates that .::
almost half of the coupon pur-
chasers were in this categoryv
This result was both gratifying4? ,
and somewhat surprising to Weir,
who had thought that this group,
would be the most difficult to
which to sell the coupons,. since it
had gone the longest without pay-
ing anything but a , nominal
amount to see a Michigan sports
There was the usual Group 4
type complaining yesterday to the DON WEIR
effect that, "So now that I'm a
senior, why don't I get a 50-yd. line seat?" In response to which,
Weir gives the obvious answer that Group 4 members have never all
been on the 50. On the usual first-come, first-serve basis, Group 4
seating starts in Section 23 (which is on the 50), but eventually tapers
off to Section 25 or 26. So you have no complaints there, kiddies.
Getting back to the point at hand, if the percentage of sales is
higher than expected for Group 4, they must be lower somewhere
else. The next few days will reveal where, but methinks that the
deficit will occur in the ranks of the freshmen. Despite the best of
security measures, somehow they must have found out that you
never had to pay before.
Enough for now. Buy the coupons.
By LLOYD GRAFF
"And the band plays on."
This show biz expression aptly
describes the scene at yesterday's
grueling football practice which
saw up and coming sophomore
right halfback Rick Sygar felled
with a broken leg. Sygar; starting
halfback for coach Bump Elliott,
was hit by a couple of zealous
third stringers as he skirted his
right end on a practice jaunt. Sy-
gar didn't get up, just writhed in
Instantly trainer Jim Hunt who
had just remarked that Michigan
had incurred relatively few in-
juries in practice thus far, charged
across the field to aid the player
in agony. Shortly afterward a blue
Order Mays To Rest;
Sidelined Until Friday
By The Associated Pressr
SAN FRANCISCO - Nervous
exhaustion will keep Willie Mays
sidelined until at least Friday, his
doctor said yesterday.
The San Francisco Giants'
$100,000 center fielder slumped to
home plate while batting against
Chicago Monday and complained
of feeling tired and weak. He was
immediately sent home to rest.
Dr. E. C. Sailer examined Mays
Moiday, found nothing wrong,
and after a checkup Tuesday said
again that all Willie needs is rest.
"It's just a matter of some
more rest," Dr. Sailer said. "We
were going to put him in a hos-
pital but after he was up for a
couple of hours today (Tuesday)
he felt much better and we de-
cided not to."
Mays blacked out from nervous
exhaustion last Sept. 12 in Cin-
cinnati and was out of action for
four days. Monday he did not
Manager Alvin Dark did not ex-
pect to see Mays at Candlestick
Park yesterday where the Giants
were playing Chicago. But Willie
appeared about an hour before
gametime and talked at length
with Dark before returning home
for more rest.
Dr. Sailer said Mays' return to
the line-up "will just depend on
how he feels but he certainly
should be back by the weekend."
The Giants, slumping badly the
past week, open a three-game
series with the league-leading Los
Angeles Dodgers Friday night.
Until their current slump, Mays
had carried the Giants offense
with an August batting mark of
.387 that raised his season aver-
age to .302.
FOREST HILLS, N.Y.-A trio
of collegians and a post-graduate
law student were named yester-
day to represent the U.S. Davis
Cup team against Venezuela at
Denver, Sept. 13-15.
Wimbledon champion Chuck
McKinley of San Antonio, Tex.,
suffering a strained back, was left
off the four-man squad. He had
not figured in plans for the Ameri-
can zone final.
Dave Martin, assistant track
c o a c h, announced yesterday
that there would be a meeting
of all members of the track and
cross country teams tonight at
7 p.m. in the Athletic Adminis-
tration Bldg. All members of
the freshman and varsity teams
are asked to attend.
The team will consist of Martin
Ressen of Northwestern Univer-
sity, Dennis Ralston of the Uni-
versity of Southern California,
Arthur Ashe Jr., of UCLA and
Eugene Scott, a Yale graduate
now attending the University of
Virginia law school.
Bob Kelleher, the U.S. captain,
said the team was selected by the
U.S. Davis Cup Committee on the
present form of the players.
LOS ANGELES-Students who
transfer from junior colleges to
four-year institutions will lose one
year of eligibility henceforth in
the Big Six Conference.
The council of the Athletic
Association of Western Universi-
ties adopted that rules change
yesterday. The council consists of
the presidents of the six univer-
sities in the AAWU: Southern
California, UCLA, Stanford, Cali-
fornia, Washington and Wash-
Students now must put in one
year of residence at the four-year
institution before regaining their
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Anyone interested in sports and
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whether he's a freshman or up-
perclassman will be greeted with
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Writing sports for The Daily
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The meeting is at 5 p.m. this
afternoon on the second floor of
the Student Publications Bldg.
425 Maynard St.
Even if you don't come, we still
pick-up truck was dispatched to
the accident scene. Sygar was
carefully lifted into the truck and
then sped to the hospital.
But football games must be won
and practice is no place for senti-
ment. While Elliott crouched over
his halfback, two assistant coaches
ran the regulars through drills
toughening them up for the sea-
Sygar's injury clouds the half-
back spot. Bob Quist, another
sophomore now moves into the
first slot. The left half position is
also in ferment with transplanted
quarterback Jack Clancy, also a
varsity newcomer, running on the
first string because of minor in-
juries to fleet John Rowser and
shifty. Dick Rindfuss. The two R
boys are expected to be back in
action quite soon.
Other recruits for the tape and
table crew are Captain Joe O'Don-
nell who is suffering from jammed
shoulders and quarterback Bob
Chandler; nursing a tender ankle.
Both should resume practice soon.
Latest reports from the hospital
indicate that Sygar will be in ,a
cast for two months which means
that he will not play in 1963. X-
rays revealed a fracture of both
the tibia and fibula bones. As Sy-
gar will not play this season Mich-
igan can ask the Big Ten for an
added year of eligibility for him.,
Last year Sygar showed excep-
tional promise as a freshman. In
high school he was an All-Ameri-
can as well as an all-state back.
Hailing from Niles, Ohio, he was
voted Ohio Athlete of the Year in
1961 for his basketball and track
prowess as well as his football
He won the annual John Maul-
betsch Scholarship last spring for
his combined athletic and aca-
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Baltimore 4, Boston 3
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2
Detroit 3, New York 2 (15 inn.)
Only games scheduled
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Baltimore at Cleveland (n)
Washington at New York
Detroit at Boston (n)
Kansas City at Chicago, (2, t-n)
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Houston at San Francisco
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