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WHIRLWIND FINISH MARKS WOLVERINE COURT

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CAGERS MAKECERTAIN OF SHARE IN TITLE
BY CROSHING TRIUMHOVER BADGER TEAM
Veenkermen Stage Comeback Ater ROSE CONCLUDES
Dismal Start Against State 1
to Make Tie Certai CAREER ON COURT
EWE LOSES FOUR GAMIES
By Morris Quinn
Displaying a practically unbeat-
able brand of basketball to out-
class Dr. Meanwell's touted Badg-
ers, the Wolverine cagemen added
a spectacular whirlwind finish to
one of the most successful seasons
ever enjoyed by a Maize and Blue
cage team.
The season's record shows that
the Wolves have won 13 out of the
16 games played this season, andf
by soundly trouncing the big Car-"
dinal quintet Monday night they
proved their claim to at least a
tie for the 1929 Western Confer-,
cnce championship. Although the
Badgers will be able to enter a
similar claim technically of they
give the Chicago Maroons the ex-
pected beating in the final game
of their schedule Saturday night
in Bartlett gymnasium, the fact
remains that the Wolverines hold
two victories over Coach Mean- Danny Rose
well's charges and both of them diminutive Wolverine guard, who
by very decisive margins. concluded his basketball career at
Surprise Entries Michigan Monday night against
The remarkable success enjoyed Wisconsin. Playing his second
by the Michigan team this year year, Rose was an important cog
came as a surpise to many cage in the offensive machine.
critics who considered the Wolver- next week saw the Wolverines meet
ines a "dark horse" at the outset their first setback of the season
of the title race. It was due in no in the return tilt with Northwest-
small measure to the Individual ern. After outplaying the Purple
efforts of George Veenker, who most of the game the Michigan
assisted by Coaches Cappon and team came out on the short end
Oosterbaan, directed the team to of the count by a single point,
a Big Ten title his first year as 24-23.
Varsity basketball mentor. A hard road trip witnessed the
Both individually and collective- defeat of the Minnesota quintet
ly the entire Varsity squad is in a hard fought game, 23-18, but
deserving of the highest praise the long jaunt took its toll from
for the determination and the the Wolves and they dropped a
fighting qualities they displayed tough decision to the "fighting I-
throughout the season after lini" in an overtime contest, 27-24.
rather disastrous opening game.I
It was this gameness that enabled Iowa Is Toppled
the Wolves to establish themselves Relegated to second place by
as the surprise outfit of the cur- these reverses, the Wolves began
rent season and eventually to set I a plucky clinib toward the top of
a well deserved claim to the Big the ladder. Iowa invaded the field
Ten title. house and was repulsed 25-18, and
McCoy Great Leader Minnesota encountered the same
Throughout the season Captain reception two nights later, losing
Ernie McCoy proved himself as by a 28-19 count.
one of the greatest of Michigan In the meantime Wisconsin's
cage leaders. Combining unusual defeat of Purdue had left the Wol-
leadership with playing ability that verine's sole holders of second
ranks him as perhaps the out- place in the standings. Ohio was
standing guard in the Big Ten, beaten -in a nip and tuck battle at
McCoy's work was one of the chief Columbus last Saturday night, 27-
factors instrumental in the team's 26, and then came the overwhelm-
phenomenal success. ing decision over the Badgers Mon-
Similar commendation is due day to send the Maize and Blue
Wolverine court team into the van for the second
each of the other WIvrnecu time this season.
warriors. Rose, Truskowski, Chap-
man and Orwig, the so-called Defense Is Stubborn
"Michigan Iron Men" with McCoy An offense, consisting 'of five
carried the brunt of the battle men who all possessed more than
throughout the 16 game season, the usual amount or shooting abil-
while Kanitz, Cushing, Lovell, Bar- ity and the most stubborn defence
ley, Whittle and Balsamo were the in Conference circles featured the
reserve forces ready for the call work of the Michigan team. A
when they were needed, 1survey of the games played reveals
State Wins . that the' five regulars scored as
Starting the season in a rather follows in the 16 contests: Chap-
inaspacious manner by dropping man 114, Truskowski 111, Orwig
the first game to Michigan State, 102, Rose 56, McCoy 53. The
31-24, the Wolverines rapidly at- Wolves averaged 29 points in the
tained improved form and handed 16 games played during the sea-
Pennsylvania a bad beating in the son.
onl other npre-season game before f The defense ability of the team

s. . . .. . . . ........... i........................... "... G I N
i B ECST GIV
6 BASKETBALL LETTERS'
Six Reserve Players Honored Ily
7, j Co:wh Veenker hi Awardiing
It rs 014 .For Seaso i
N ORiSSIX PlAYERS RE LOST
By QMORRIQUINN Eleven meibers of the 1928-29
IVarsity basketb6all sqIuad andilean-
-.-----_ ..- --------. __-_--lager Roland Taylor will receive
A number of season's records najor awards for their work dui-
were shattered when Michigan ;ug the season just completed
humbled the doughty Badgers according to an announcementl
Monday night to cinch their claim made by Coach Oeorgl: Veenkert
to the Big Ten crown. Among yesterday afternoon. Thi is thel
then) was the attendance mark for largest number of M's awarded in
a local cage game, as more than this sport in recent years.
10,000 spectators occupied every The letter winners include thel
nook and cranny of the big field1 five regulars Captain Ernest Mc-
house. 1Coy, Robert Chapman, James Or-
* awig, Joseph Truskowski, and Dan-
One middle aged individual ny Rose and six reserves who have'
of the fairsex itinessed the figured more or less prominently
encounter erom tneof the in the season's campaign, Frank?
girders near the press bow andLovell, Tharel Kanitz, Ellwood
several enterprising students Cushing, Albert Barley, Dallas
sait trghprtlyopdened t Whittleand Joseph Balsamo.
saw it through partly opened WilFive Winners Left
windows, to say nothing of the Of this number, six men will be,
mnilling mob that- were unrirblte
ofin any seats at all n lost to next year's team through
ty 4 s ,. graduation including Captain Mc-
Coy and Rose of the regular per-
It is interesting to note that formers, and Cushing, Barley.
neither team was able to sink a Whittle and Balsamo of the re-
basket during the first eleven and serves. This leaves Chapman, Or-
a half minutes of play, although wig, Lovell Kanitz, and TIrus-
each had numerous shots at the kowski as a nucleus for next year',
basket. Three free throws, all by team.
Michigan players constituted the Captain McCoy is the only play-
sole scoring of this period. er to receive his third award i
the sport, but Chapman, Orwig.
The Wolves showed remark- Rose, Kanitz and Barley of the
able accuracy after they got 1927-28 squad, are given their sec-
started, however, especially ond letter, while Truskowski earn-
from the foul line. In eleven ed the award as a member of the
tries from the penalty stripe 1926-27 team. Lovell, Cushing,
the Michigan players counted I Whittle and Balsamo are giver
nine points, while the Badgers their initial M's in the sport. '
cashed in on four out of seven While Coach Veenker relied or
attempts. his five regulars, McCoy, Chap-'
* man, Orwig, Truskowski and Rose'
Wisconsin's rangy sharp-shoot- !during the greater portion of the
ers, Foster, Tenhopen and Kowal- season, these other players proved
czyk enjoyed little success due to their worth either in the final
the spectacular guarding of the games of the season or in the con-
Michigan defense, especially Mc- test played with the Junior Var-
Coy, Rose and Chapman. Foster( sity.
was the only one of the trio to I Kanitz Stars
register from the floor. Danny Kanitz broke into the lineup of
Rose drew praise by his successful forward for at least a portion of
I efforts in checking the Badgers the most of the games and played
who towered above him. a stellar role in the second Badger
contest by scoring seven points in
Strangely enough it was not the few minutes he played. Lovell
one of the "Iron Men" who got a chance to prove himself in
dealt the Badgers the blow the hard fought game at Colum-
that completely demoralized bus when it became necessary to
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who capt
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guarding
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As a re
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an Captain Evanston Tank SuTIdSWIMER
Plas Last Tilt Has Won Eight Titles
Victors in 73 out of 86 dual meets WILLAN MI
~in- 16 years of college competition.MET IJI't1Iii
Bib: Ten tank champions in eight
out of 16 years, and tied for the 'lt'att Mann's Reserves To Compet
ititle another year. Placed second Against Michigan Stite Normal
in Conference swimming competi- At 4:30 In New Pool
stion during five other years. That
"isthemenviable.ecordhpssestsedaby STATE DOWNS- TEACIERS
NorhweteIn simmng team s S___TE
since they have been entered in
Big Ten meets. Michigan State Normal will come
to Ann Arbor this afternoon for a
With that historic background h dual swimming meet with the
Coach Tom Robinson will bring the ,Wolverine reserve natators sched-
11929 edition of his tank team to uled to begin at 4:30 o'clock in
Ann Arbor on Friday for a meet the Intramural pool. An exhibi-
with their mortal rivals, the Wol-|tion water polo game between the
vernes. Coach' Robinson has been Ito ae oogm ewe h
i . hh nVarsity and reserves will follow the
coaching Purple tank teams since: meet. Admission will be free.
1911, arid during that period he has Coach Mann will use his second
been turning the championship string men against the Ypsilahti
teams cited above. . team, giving them an opportunity
Schwartz Leads Purple Ito show their ability. Some of
The present Northwestern team Ithese swimmers have been used on
that will face the Wolverines the Varsity, but only at infrequent
:,boasts two national collegiate itra.
1,1 * charfipions, and has individual iYssi Not Strong
stars in every event. Al Schwartz, The Ypsilanti squad is not par-
free style record holder, leads the ticularly strong, losing a dual meet
Purple sprinters. He has been 1to Michigan State, 51-16, lasti
clocked in sensational time in dis- month. However they should give
tances from 40 up to 440 yards the Wolverine reserves some com-
this season. petition. Several of the usual
Walter Colbath is the Purple Con ference distances will be short-
fancy diver deluxe, having been a hened frhisymeet.
Olympic Michigan relay team will be
member of the American Olympic picked from among 0. Goldsmith,
team and placing in the interna- Dinkelspiel, McDonald, Mertz; Mc-
Ernie McCoy tional competition at Amsterdam CaIfree, and Bailey. Coach Mann
ained the championship i last summer. Dick Ilinch is the l will likely use Goldsmith, McDon-
court team during the jother national collegiate champion ald, and Dinkelspiel in the 50 and
on, and played his last in the ranks of the Wildcats. Col- 100' yard free style events. Ntt
inst Wisconsin. His close bath has held the diving title for and Smith are the likely Ypsi
was a feature of the !two years. entries in -these. races.
ay. The breast stroke ace of the Mertz And Brown In 100
Purple team, Richard Peterson, is Mertz and Brown will start for
3ERS ARE CHOSEN a national interscholastic record, Michigan in the 100 yard breast
holder, having set a mark of 1:09 I stroke, while Greenlich will be the
sult of yesterday's elim- for 100 yards in a short pool while Ypsilanti' representative. The 100
outs, Gordon, Lazar and competing for Lindbloom high yard back stroke will. find Warner
ill represent Michigan in school. Schwartz also holds sev-,I of the Wolverines, opposing Leech
ment for the Conference !eral interscholastic records in the ! of Y si. McDonald and McCaffree

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encing title to be held at Cham- 100 and 20 yard events which he I are slated to swim the 220 yard
paign next week. ;garnered while in high sciool. (Continued on Page Seven)
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the holidays, 34-20. immediately
after the Christmas recess two
more eastern fives were soundly
walloped, Penn State by a 32-
11 count and Cornell univer-
sity, 45-13.
Three days after the Cornell
game, the formidable Northwest-
ern team invaded the field house
and fell before the Wolves, 32-20.
Wisconsin was the next victim,
31-23, and this was the only re-
verse sustained by the Badgers
until Monday night's rout. On
the following Saturday, the Veen-
kermen met their third formidable
Conference foe at Iowa City and
again they came out on top, -36-25.
Illini Fall
By scoring their fourth con-
secutive win at the expense of
Coach Ruby's Illini, 21-17, in a
rather slow game, the Wolves com-{
pleted their first semester's sched-
ule with a perfect record. At this
point in the race they shared the
league lead with the Boilermakers.
Ohio State was the team that
renewed the Wolverine cage activ-
ities, but their invasion of the field
house was repulsed, 34-24. The
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as a unit is shown by the fact that
the Wolverine defense restricted
their opponents to an average of
21 points per game throughout the
season. Illinois scored the largestl
number of points against Michi-
gan accounting for 27 while Ohio
made 26 and Iowa 25, the rest'
were all less than 25.
Despite the unusually close guard-'
ing of the Wolverine cagers they
have maintained the reputation
established last year when they
won recognition as the cleanest
playing outfit in the Big Ten.
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