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Detroit City college and final ex-
aminations are still ahead of the
Junior Varsity quintet. The "B"
team is scheduled to go to Detroit
on Thursday night to battle the
champions of the Michigan Col-
legiate conference last year.
The scheduling of this game will.
make it impossible for the Court-
right five to ease off practice to any
great extent until the day before
final exams are to begin. The
players took part in the usual drill
yesterday with the Varsity five.
Wbittle Aids Offense
To Dal Whittle and Cushing can
be attributed much of the success
that marked the one-point victory
over Ypsilanti on Thursday night
when the Junior Varsity eked out
a 27 to 26 win, thus securing rev-
enge for a previous defeat.
The "B" offensive moved rather
slowly at the start of the game and
it was not until Whittle was thrust
ihto the lineup that much scoring
power was shown. He sank four
baskets in short order that aided
in piling up a comfortable lead
that Ypsi could not offset in the
first quarter.
IKanitz Forevld Out
But his work could not offset the
Teacher's strength that became
apparent at the close of the first
quarter and continued with even
more power as the last half began.1
Kanitz also left the game with
four personals on his record and
his departure did not aid the Wol-
verines in defending their margin.
It was Cushing who saved the day
when the Norial quintet forged
into the lead, He connected with
three baskets that accounted for
six very precious points. Barley'sI
cashing in on two fool shots also
was valuable. The Normal squad
had a big advantage in height,
and this factor made it quite diffi-
cult for the "B" team to get posses-
sion of the ball.
The Varsity squad of five took I
part in its every-other-day practice !
yesterday in the field house. Most
of the time was devoted to perfect-
ing offensive plays, with an inten-
sive drill on defense as well. The
Varsity also engaged in a scrim-
mage with the rest of the squad.
Opposing the Varsity lineup of
Truskowski and Orwig at forwards,!
Chapman at center, and McCoy
and Rose at guards,, Coach Court-
right sent a team consisting of
Downing and Weinstein as for-
wards, Den Blyker at center, and
Lovell and Cushing at guards.
LAKE PLACID, N. Y.-Leonhard
Seppala, of Fairbanks, Alaska, won
the two-day second annual sled
dog derby here, although he lost
the second day's race.;

Mat Squad Opens Big Ten Season
As Cagers And Pucksters
Iiay Home Gaimes
(13y A\s f;iii, 1ress)
j MADISON, Jan. 18.--tContests inS
basketball, hockey and wrestling on'
the coming week-end will affordk
Wisconsin sport fans a full pro-
gram. The Badger cagers will play
their return game with Minnesota
on Saturday evening, while the
wrestlers will open the Big Ten;
season with Illinois in the after-
Johnny Farquhar's hockey team
will go into action Saturday' night.
The Wisconsin winter sports chief
has closed negotiations with
Marquette for a game at Mil-
The gymnasts and fencers will be
idle until their Conference sched-
ule gets under way in February.
Art Masley's fencers exhibited un-
usual skill in their first bouts last
Saturday when they overwhelmed
the Milwaukee Y. M. C. A. team
there, 12 to 5.
The puckmeu had little trouble
in running their string of victories
to five when they upset the invad-
ing North Dakota Aggies in a pair
of matches, 4 to 2 and 8 to 4.
F'arquhar's aggregation is coming
nicely. The Meiklejohn boys,
Kreuger and Thompson, give the
Badgers a clever. offensive group
whose team play has shown steady
Illinois, always a contender in
wrestling, will test Wisconsin's
strength this year to the fullest.

Action Comes After Northwestern tired of its continual demands and
And Ohio State Rebel At its general attempts to 'ominate
Policies Of A. A. U. our affairs. Henceforth, we will!
conduct athletic meets with clubs
and teams that we choose and will
I (Hy Associatcd Press not pay the regular $10 tribute toI
ICHICAGO, Jan. 18.--The Western obtain the heretofore required
Conference has broken off relations sanction.
with the amateur athletic union of "The Western Conference is big
America and henceforth will con- enough to handle its own athletic
duct its own athletic meets inde- affairs. It does not wish to govern;
1pendently, Major John L. Griffith, neither does it wish to be govern-
Conference athletic commissioner, ed. It will strictly adher to the
revealed today. amateur rules, of course, but will
The action, which Major Griffith ee totally independent of A. A. U.
said was agreed to by every mem- domination.
aer of the Conference, culminates "The A. A. U. was organi ed 40
a quarrel between the two organi- years ago with a noble purpose-
zations, which has been simmering to foster amateur athletics. DuringI
for years but which reached its the past decade, however, it has1
breaking point .this past week when over-stepped its bounds and actedl
Northwestern university and Ohio as a muffler on the progress of!
State rebelled at A. A. U. policies. amateur athletics. The - Western!
Griffith Makes Statement Conference can brook its interfer-1
Northwestern decided to break ence no longer.."E
with the A. A. U. when the latter Others May Follow
organization refused to sanction a Major Griffith predicted the Big
swimming meet between the Pur- Ten's action soon would be follow-t
ple and the Chicago athletic associ- ed by other members of the na-
ation because several of its swim- tional intercollegiate athletic asso-1
nmers had competed in an unsanc- ciation, which he said was "tired
tioned meet last summer. Ohio of A. A. U. domination."
State followed suit yesterday when Avery Brundage, Chicago, presi-
it decided to rui the Ohio Relays dent of the A. A. U. has de-i
without seeking A. A. U. sanction fended his organization vigorously.
as in the past. throughout its quarrels with the
"No longer will the Western Con- Western Conference, asserting the!
ference benc under the yoke of union's only purpose was to guide
the A. A. U.," Major Griffith told and not to dominate amateur ath-
The Associated Press. "We are letics.
Coach Ray Fisher, who handleser has cut the squad until he nowI
the yearling basketball squad, has has a group of about 25 men. Ofk
given his men a chance to study these players there are nine who c
for their first examinations as col- 1 have shown the most cage talentt
lege students by ordering practice and who appear to be the besti
only twice next week. Already the Varsity prospects.-
freshman mentor has found it The select forwards, Priest, Weiss,.
necessary to let some of his candi- Jones, and McDonald, are all fast
dates go from the squad, as they and have good eyes for the basket.
seemed to be getting behind in their Jones and McDonald are both tall .
work. men, but Priest and Weiss are not
The squad as a whole has dis- much above the average in height.-
played a marked amount of ability, Daniels and Burnham have caughtt
and although the best of them need Coach Fisher's eye at center. Bothl
a lot of work, there are several men are big players and handle them-.
who show signs of developing into' selves well on the floor, besides,
Varsity players. Size, which was possessing a good eye.a
noticably missing in last year's Three men have stood out at the i
yearling squad, is more than ap- guard posts with Crouch, O'Neil,
parent in the group now working and Ricketts all about on a par-c
out under Coach Fisher. i O'Neil is the only one of the triol
From the large number of fresh- who is not over six feet, but he is
men who came out for the team at fast enough to make up for his4
the beginning of the season, Fish- I smaller size.,

Branch McCracken
Sharpshooting forward on the
Crimson cage team, who is expected
to engage in a scoring duel with
"Stretch" Murphy of Purdue to-
Alpha Omega won the fraternity
handball championship by defeat-
ing the Sigma Alpha Mu team, 3-x,
in the finals of the inter-fraternity
handball tournament in the new
sports building yesterday after-
noon. The increasing interest,
shown in this sport is indicat-
ed by the fact that there were
three professional fraternity teams
in the semi-finals of the tourna-
Alpha Omega won one singles
and one doubles event from Sigma
Alpha Mu to cinch its claim on the
title. Muscovitch of Alpha Omega
defeated Ritt of Sigma Alpha Mu
in one of the singles matches while
Collins and Katzin disposed of
Duckman and Tenenbom in the
doubles match, Sigma Alpha Mu
won a lone singles match when its
representative, Friedman, downed
Steinburg of Alpha Omega.
In the semi-finals Alpha Omega
defeated Phi Beta Pi and Sigma Al-
pha Mu beat Phi Lamba Kappa.
These teams were the survivors of
a field of the 42 teams that started
the tournament,




Sectional rivals will do battle to-
night on Conference courts when,
with the exception of the league
leading Wolverines and Ohio State,
all of the Big Ten basketball teams
will see action for the last time
until the mid-year examinations
are a matter of history.
Tonight's cage card is excep-
tionally notable in that it will bring
together teams from the same lo-
calities, with Purdue invading
Bloomington to oppose Indiana,
Chicago meeting Illinois on the
Champaign hardwood, Minnesota
plays host to the fast stepping
Iowa five at Evanston.
Crimson Start Poorly
Probably the feature clash of to-
night's basketball offering is the
Purdue-Indiana game. Both teams
shared the Conference title last
season, but this year Indiana has
failed to show her former court
prowess, having fallen before the
close guarding Illinois five and only,
winning out by an extra point in an
overtime period over Minnesota
last Monday. Purdue, on the other
hand, with an oversupply of vet-
erans available, has as yet been
unbeaten and shares the Confer-
ence lead with Michigan.
An added feature of the game will
be the individual contest between l
"Stretch" Murphy, the Boilermak-
er's "six foot six" center and high
point scorer in the Big Ten, and
Branch McCracken, Indiana's stel-
lar forward. Both of these men
were prominently rated as the class
of the Conference last year. On
paper Purdue looks considerably
better than the Crimson but it ap-
pears that the Hoosiers are slowly
rounding into form and may spike
the guns of Murphy, Harmeson, and
Cumiins, the Boilermaker's scor-
ing aces.
Chicago Lacks Offense
Chicago carries with her to
Champaign the determination to,
follow in the van of the Michigan
basketeers and win over her Illinois
rivals after a dissappointing start.
The Maroons have shown a lack
of offensive power this year but
have a scoring ace in Captain Gist,
who is dangerous at all times.'
Illinois, winner over Indiana, has


Murphy And McCracken To Vie For
Scoring Honors In Classic
Game At Bloomington

one of the best guarding outfits in
the game, but has been unable as
yet to show any particular capabili-
ties offensively.
Coach Meanwell's Wisconsin quin-
tet is expecting a lively time with
Minnesota tonight despite the
traditional weakness of Gopher
cage teams. The Minnesotans
seemingly have found themselves
overnight, and with their impres-
sive showing against Indiana are
not to be discounted. Wisconsin,
boasting an unusually large and
rangy outfit including Bud Foster,
whose basket-shooting proclivities
are well known, has a fast breaking
five which is expected to finish well
up in the standings.
Northwestern's hopes of e;ctend-
ing its victories to two straight by
virtue of a win over Iowa tonight
were considerably dimmed yester-
day when it was announced that
Frank Marshall, star guard, .will be
unable to see action against the
Hawks. Marshall's play has been
the only bright spot in the Wild-
cat's mediocre showing in Big Ten
compctition to date. Rated as a
pre-scason favorite, the cagers
from "out Evanston way" have been
only able to gain one victory, down-
ing the "in and out" Ohio Buck-
eyes last Monday night.
IHawkeyes Are Favored
Iowa, whose Conference recprd
has only been sullied by Michigan,
will take the floor at Evanston to-
night a decided favorite. Despite
the last minute loss of Freddy
Geneva, sophomore forward, the
Old Gold will have Tenhopen and
Plunkitt available for first line
duty, and Nelson, leading scorer
for the Iowans, held in reserve.
With the idea of holding Rut Wal-
ter, Wildcat center, who has been
one of Northwestern's main scor-
ing threats this season, Coach
Barry probably will return his
sophomore guard, Mike Farroh, to
the lineup against the Purple.
Farroh, who held down .the position
of blocking halfback on the Hawk's
powerful grid team, has shown to
advantage in deensive work, al-
though his understudy, Kinnan, is
markedly superior in basket shoot-
ing ability.
Its hopes for remainiing in.the
thick of the fight for Conference
cage laurels resting on the out-
come, Iowa has been none too im-
pressive in practice since her defeat
at the hands of the Wolverines.

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