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rsU, Minnesota, Iowa

Associate Sports Editor
If for no other reason, Wolverine grid fans can take heart this
year in that the Big Ten may be somewhat weaker overall than
in 1962.
Most of the preseason prophets foresee a finish for Michigan
anywhere from fifth to ninth place in the conference. Part of this
improvement from celler status, to be sure, is due to the Wolverines'
added line depth and weight and their sound defense, but part can
be attributed to the fact that some of the once-perennial powers may
be relegated to the ranks of the also-rans in 1963.
Problems, Problems
Possibly the prime example in this category of the fallen stars
is Michigan State, who, at this time last year, was looking forward
to one of the best seasons in its history. At that time, the Spartans
boasted an outstanding fullback in George Saimes, a big, deep line,
with the likes of Dave Behrman, Jim Bobbitt, Ed Budde, et al, and
a speedy bunch of halfbacks in Dewey Lincoln, Sherman Lewis and
Ron Rubick. This year, only the halfbacks and end- Matt Snorton
are back among the starters, and many of Coach Duffy Daugherty's
prize reserves have also graduated.
Therefore, this year Daugherty may not be kidding when he
makes his annual declaration as to how weak his team is. In addition

to his line problems, he still must find an acceptable quarterback,
which he lacked last year in the Spartans' disappointing 5-4 show-
ing. The halfback surplus has enabled him to move Lincoln and
Roger Lopes to fullback, but otherwise, Wolverine fans might just
allow themselves to hope for their first triumph over MSU since 1955.
Another member of the comedown club will probably be Minne-
sota, which has lost every one of its starting eleven except star tackle;
Carl Eller, who has been playing in the shadow of Bobby Lee Bell!
for the past two years. The Gophers, which narrowly missed par-
ticipating in the Rose Bowl for the third year in a row last year,
don't even have many promising sophomores, according to Coach
Murray Warmath. Soph Al Harris, a quick halfback, will keynote a;
lighter, faster Minnesota team.
Iowa, who has slipped a bit in the past few years, may slide all
the way to the bottom unless some of its sophomores can come
through. Gone are star halfback Larry Ferguson and capable signal-
caller Matt Szykowny have departed, as well as their two fullbacks.
However, former floating-back Paul Krause has returned, as well as
Szykowny's favorite target, Cloyd Webb. Potential all-American;
guard Wally Hilgenberg will bolster the front line, but the Hawkeyes
as a whole will be slower and less experienced than in 1962.
Getting back to the higher side of the league, just about everyone1
picks Northwestern to take the championship, but just about every-

Doome dtoi
one also hedges and says it'll be a mighty close race. But there's no
doubt that the Wildcats have the horses to go all the way. They'll
be led by Tom Myers, their sensational all-American sophomore
quarterback of last year, who promises to be their best since Otto
Graham, and potential all-American Jack Cvercko at tackle. Last
year, Northwestern started strong, but faded towards the end of the
season, but this season, their added experience (27 returning letter-,
men) should stand them in good stead when the going gets rough.
In addition, Coach Ara Parseghian can count on the services of
veteran backs Willie Stinson, Bill Swingle, Dick McCauley and Steve
Murphy. Ends Gary Crum and Pat Riley will attempt to fill the
shoes of graduated star Paul Flatley.
Wisconsin Again
Rated prominently as Northwestern's number one challenger
for the top spot is defending champion Wisconsin. Although the
Badgers have lost their Cinderella quarterback Ron VanderKelen,
and superstar end Pat Richter, they have enough material left over
to make another run at the Big Ten crown. They have plenty of
speed in the backfield, what with Billy Smith, conference sprint and
low hurdle champ, Ron (Pinto) Smith, and Lou Holland, and a hot
southpaw quarterback named Hal Brand.t Wisconsin's line is virtually
the same one which almost overtook Southern California last Jan. 1.
As usual, Ohio State will have a typical Woody Hayes-type aggre-



gation of monsters, with the side attraction of speedy pass-catche
Paul Warfield. But Hayes' team may run into trouble, having los
a dozen men from last year's squad, and having only 18 sophomore
from which to draw.
The most improved team this year stands to be Illinois, whic)
has the best group of sophs in the conference. Potential all-Americai
center Dick Butkus will lead the Illini up front, and veteran Mik
Taliaferro and soph Rick Custardo will call the signals. Speedste
Sam Price and husky fullback Jim Grabowski will also try to shoo
that Pete Elliott's eleven are nowhere near the same team that wa
the league patsy two years ago.
Pair of Passers
Purdue, which won the big ones and lost the easy ones last year
will be tough once again, despite the loss of outstanding tackle Dor
Brumm. Their .best feature, as usual, is the quarterback slot, wher(
once again Ron DiGravio and Gary Hogan will share the duties
However, Coach Jack Mollenkopf must find some new linemen if the
Boilermakers are to make any noise.
All of which leaves Indiana, a team which won three games las
year and lost four heartbreakers. Their biggest claim to fame is star
halfback Marv Woodson, and their biggest headache is finding
quarterback to throw to six letterman ends. Phil Dickens lost eigh
starters, and can't really be too optimistic about this season.




Lilt igaut



Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom


Procedure for Purchase
Of Football Coupons Outlined





As most Michigan students
know by now, they'll be paying $12
this year, rather than last year's
token $1, for football tickets.
Actually, any student who pays
the $12 fee won't be buying only
a season football pass, but an
athletic card covering all Michi-
gan varsity sports. The fee is be-
Poll ShowsrO' Ici t
Gid Tickets
Should Sell
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Lloyd Graff is
a Michigan sophomore who was so;
struck with the idea of shelling out
$12 for a football coupon that he=
wanted to see how other students
would react. He conducted his ama-
teur Gallup poll among 120 students
in front of the Student Activities
Building and in the entrance of the
Administration Building.)
"I guess I'll buy it, but grudg-
- This remark was made by a
sophomore coed when asked in a
survey whether she will buy a
coupon for football games costing
twelve dollars entitling the bearer
to view seven Michigan home
Thessurvey found that 70 to 75
per cent of the 120 students ques-
tioned intended to buy tickets or
were at least reasonably certain
that they would invest in Michi-
gan football. Eighty per cent were
undergraduates, of whom 40 per
cent were freshmen.
The other classes comprised ap-
proximately 20 per cent each of
the sample group. Three-fifths of
the group were male students,
which matches the ratio in the
Comments of the interviewees
ranged from "I don't care about
the raise in price; my father's
paying," to "I'm going to use my
$12 to buy tickets to the Choral
Union instead of football games."
Nobody was happy about the in-
crease, and complaints were almost
unanimous, but mhost seemed will-
S ing to grit their purse strings and
bear it.
Just a meager 20 per cent of
those polled said that they
wouldn't spend the extra money,
though they would like to go if_
the games were free. Another 5-10
per cent said they wouldn't waste
their time at football games even
if they were free.
Three-fifths of the women stu-
dents said they would buy tickets.
Most of their reasons were sum-
med up in one remark: "We want
to be where the boys are. What3
boy would take a girl to a football
game if her ticket cost five dol-
j lars."
Close to eighty per cent of the
male students said that they would
purchase the coupon, although
several were disgruntled with past
performances. One statement cap-
suled the issue concisely: "I'm go-
ing to buy the tickets because I
just lke to watch football, but
why can't they recruit a Jim Tay-
lor or a Johnny Unitas."
A class breakdown shows that
more freshmen and seniors would
buy tickets than the other classes.
One newcomer said, "I've never
been here before so I don't know
what I've mised. Don't tell me1

ing initiated this year as a first
step in defraying the most of a
proposed new field house.
Students who have gone through
registration have already been in-
formed of the procedure of ob-
taining athletic cards. All one has
to do is to stop: at a special booth
right before leaving the gym-
nasium and fork over the $12,
upon which he will receive a card
divided in two by perforations. The
left-hand side of the card is the
athletic card which the student
will retain for all events besides
football, while the right-hand side
is to be used in obtaining his foot-
ball ticket.
Divided into Groups
The procedure for obtaining;
football tickets involves dividing,
all students into the following
groups: group No. 4, seniors and
graduates; group No. 3, juniors;
group No. 2, sophomores; groupl
No. 1, freshmen.
Beginning Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m.,
at the Intramural Building, all1
group No. 4 students may exchange1
the right-hand side of their cardi
for their ticket, which will be ofI
the same design as in past years.i

ets. Group No.. 2 and group No. 1
may get theirs on Sept. 5 and 6,
respectively. Anyone may obtain
tickets on Sept. 7 from 8:30 a.m.
until noon.
Basketball Seats Rare
Where sports other than football
are concerned, Ticket Manager
Don Weir stated that the only one
which will present a problem is
basketball. Whereas individual
seats will be assigned for football,
they won't for cage contests, and
besides, all card-carrying students
won't fit into Yost Field House.
Weir indicated that the prob-
able procedure will be to have all
card holders who wish to attend a
particular basketball game obtain
a ticket for that game a few days
ahead of time at the ticket office.
These tickets will be distributed
free of charge while they last. But
even people who have tickets will
have to come to the field house
early to get good seats.
Upon receipt of a basketball
ticket, the card-holder's card will
be punched, so that students will
be limted to one ticket per card
per game. And in case you won-
dered, that's what all those little



S tartrng


Full Squad Returns;
Everybody Eligible

The next day, group No. 3 in- numbers around the side of the
dividuals, may pick up their tick- card are for.
BigTen Schedule

Navy at West Virginia
Northwestern at Missouri
Western Michigan at Wisconsin
So. Methodist at MICHIGAN
William & Mary at Navy
North Carolina at Michigan State
Purdue at Miami
Nebraska at Minnesota
Indiana at Northwestern
California at Illinois
Washington state at Iowa
Texas A. & M. at Ohio State
Wisconsin at Notre Dame
Michigan State at So. California
Notre Dame at Purdue
Army at Minnesota
Northwestern at Illinois
Iowa at Washington
Ohio State at Indiana
Michigan State at MICHIGAN,
Purdue at Wisconsin
Minnesota at Northwestern
Illinois at Ohio State
Indiana at Iowa
Purdue at MICHIGAN
Indiana at Michigan State
Minnesota at Illinois
Miami (0) at Northwestern

Wisconsin at Iowa
Ohio State at So. California
MICHIGAN at Minnesota
Michigan State at Northwestern
Iowa at Purdue
Illinois at UCLA
Ohio State at Wisconsin
Cincinnati at Indiana
Northwestern at MICHIGAN
Wisconsin at Michigan State
Purdue at Illinois
Indiana at Minnesota
Iowa at Ohio State
MICHIGAN at Illinois
Michigan State at Purdue
Minnesota at Iowa
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Penn State at Ohio State
Oregon State at Indiana
Notre Dame at Michigan State
Minnesota at Purdue
Northwestern at Ohio State
Illinois at Wisconsin
Indiana at Oregon
Ohio State at MICHIGAN
Illinois at Michigan State
Purdue at Indiana
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Notre Dame at Iowa

-Daily-Bruce Taylor
FROM WHERE THEY LEFT OFF--This was the last time Michigan's football team practiced last
spring before resuming this fall. Tackle Tom Keating (79) is shown diving at the ball-carrier be-
fore a packed house and a regional TV audience (no kidding!) in the nation's first inning-football


Several ExMStars in NFL.

Associate Sports Editor
"There's good competition at
every position," said Michigan
football coach Bump Elliott as he
greeted a multitude of sopho-
mores, many juniors, and a sparse
sprinkling of seniors for fall prac-
tice' Monday.
"The keenest competition is at
quarterback and the right side of
the line," Elliott continued, "but,
nobody's spot is really secure."
Elliottlisted captain and right
guard -Joe O'Donnell and right
tackle Tom Keating as the only
two members of. the "tentative"
tarting team who are "unlikely"
vT ) be dislodged from their positions
on the starting unit. O'Donnell,
Keating and right tackle John
Yanz are the only seniors on the
first team. The second team boasts
four seniors.
Juniors Bill Laskey and Jim
Conley make up Michigan's two
ends. Junior Rich Hahn is the
first string guard and sophomore
Tom Cecohini is Elliott's pre-
liminary starting center.
In the backfield, junior Bob
Timberlake gets Elliott's prelim-
inary nod as first-team signal-
caller while Mel Anthony, another
junior, is tops in the fullback
position. Two sophomores, John
Rowser and Rick Sygar, will play
left and right halfbacks, respec-
The second unit has junior Ben
Farabee and sophomore Jeff'Hoyne
at the ends; sophomores Charles
Ruzicka. and Bill Yearby at tack-
les; sophomore Dick Ries and
senior Dave Kurtz at the guards,
The backfield has Bob Chandler,
and junior Jim Green at center.
a senior, at quarterback; senior
Wayne Sparkman at fullback, and
junior Dick Rindfuss and senior
Bill Dodd at the halfbacks.
Practice began with a note of
optimism for Elliott as there were
no ineligibilities, no drop-outs and
no serious injuries incurred over
the summer. End John Henderson,
ineligible last season, returns to
the squad, and figures highly in
Michigan's plans, according to El-
Few Injuries1
The only mishaps the Michigan
mentor had to report were an in-
jured ankle to senior halfback
Harvey Chapman, which he gotl
playing golf; another ankle in-

jury was reported by sophomor'e
fullback Chuck Dehlin; a hand
injury to sophomore halfback Ron
LaBeau, and a shoulder injury to
sophomore guard Perry Ancona.
Only sophomore halfback Bob
Quist may be out of action for'
any length of time. Quist, a full-
back last spring and recently
shifted to halfback, appears to
have contracted mononucleosis,
according to Elliott.
Elliott again is emphasizing the
defense over the offense. "We have
a good, heavy line and we're much
better off in defense than we were
last year," he said.
First Unit Heavy
From tackle to tackle, Michi-
gan's first unit averages about 220
pounds. The second team averages
even more.
As for offense, Elliott still men-
tions the need of a, breakaway
threat and is counting on Sygar
and Rowser, who both showed po-
tential in drills last spring.
A major change made recently
by Elliott was switching tackle
John Houtman to guard. Houtman
played regularly for two seasons
before incurring. a knee injury in
last season's opener against Ne-
braska. Elliott's reason for the
switch was Houtman's size, which
he hopes to utilize on defense.
Even though Timberlake and
Chandler were listed one-two on
Michigan's preliminary depth
chart, Elliott emphasized that this
will be one of the most hotly con-
tested spots. Chandler started the
last two games last season while
Timberlake was converted to half-
back. Chandler, a victim of a knee
injury in 1960, has shown great
potential at times as a passer
while Timberlake's forte is run-
Clancy Also Strong
Sophomore Jack Clancy, who
returns after a strong spring, was
also listed as promising along with
junior Frosty Evashevski and sen-
ior Tom Prichard.
Since this season's drills opened
a week early, giving the Wolver-
ines more than a month to work
out before the opener against
Southern Methodist on Sept. 28,
the problem of a team let-down
hangs over Elliott.
"What we're going to try and
do is vary practice as much as
possible so we'll be at our mental
peak," Elliott spid.


If you are having a hard timev
keeping up with all five Michigan
graduates now playing in the Na-
tional Football League, this is to
keep you up to date.
The most recent Michigan alum-
nus to make the big time ranks is
lithe Benny McRae. A 1962 grad-
uate who had been all-conference
left halfback, he was drafted by
the Chicago Bears. He gained val-
uable experience learning how to
play in the defensive backfield but
saw sparce action last year. This
season Coach George Halas has
installed McRae in the regular

lineup, replacing aging J. C. Caro-
Perhaps the most famous foot-
ball graduate of recent years is
gargantuan Ron Kramer, a '58
grad. Now the most feared tight
end in football, he has the hands
and strength to wreck and rack
the opposition for the NFL cham-:
pions, the Green Bay Packers.
'Gyrid Picks'
To Highlight
Fall Season
The Michigan Daily will once
again sponsor its weekly Grid Se-'
lection contest.
As usual the 20 roughest toss-
ups of the week will be selected by
the Daily sports editors. The con-
test will be open to the entire cam-
pus and the award will be two free
tickets to the Michigan Theatre.
Cut 20 Entries
To enter,- one must merely cut
out the 20 games from the news-
paper and designate his selections.
Or else he may come over to the
Student Publications Bldg. at 420
Maynard St. and fill out an entry
blank and drop it into the Grid
Picks box.
The Daily staff also seeks to dis-
play its intuitive prowess before
the student body as the selections
of the Qfaff Ora nlslicaria 17r-

Another famous player out of
Ann Arbor is fleet scatback Jim
Pace. Since going into the NFL in
1958, however, he has been slowed
For what you should have
read before you even got to this
page, see pages six and seven of
section one.
by knee injuries. Recently he was
released by San Francisco and
claimed by New York. The word
out at the training camp is that
Pace is showing his old form.
Detroit Lion fans, no doubt, are
proud of a '57 Michigan man, Ter-
ry Barr. Barr, when healthy, is
considered one of the best pass
catching backs in football. A shaky
knee sidelined him most of last
season and the Lions are using him
sparingly thus far.
One other lesser known Michi-
gan grad playing pro is John Mor-;
row, a '57 grad, a veteran center
for the Cleveland Browns.

Pre-Season Depth Chart

Jim Coniey
Ben Farabee
Steve Smith
Dennis Flanagan

Tom Keating Joe O'Donnell
Charles Ruzicka Dick Ries
Don Blanchard, Dave Butler
Charles Kines Paul Woodward

Tom Cecchini
Jim Green
Bill Muir
Brian Patchen

Rich Hahn
Dave Kurtz
John Marcum
Perry Ancona

John Yanz Bill Laskey
Bill Yearby Jeff Hayne
Jerry Mader John Henderson
Arnie Simkus Craig Kirby
John Houtman

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