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Wolverine Freshman'
Favored to Defeat


From Illinois.
- - -
Zjchigan's y e a r i . n g thinclads
will open activities today at 4:15
o'clock when the starting e'vent of
the first telegraphic meet of the
year is scheduled to get under way.
The Wolverines' opponent is Illin-
The mile relay and the mile run
are the only events on the program.


Varsity baseball mentor, who has i
started work with the candidates,
for infield and outfield positions
on the Wolverine diamond team.
Up to this week only pitchers and
catchers have been reporting for
Many Students Take Advantage
of Offer to Learn From
Coach Courtright.
Although the Intramural class in
golf instruction for' faculty mem-
bers still contains room for six .or
seven more, the student classes,
conducted under the direction of
Ray Courtright, are filled to over-
flowing and progressing smoothly.
Interest in golf on the campus
seems to be greater than ever be-
fore, reports Coach Courtright, and
the manner in which the beginning
students, numibering over 30, areI
taking held of the game is also
particularly gratifying to the coach.
In the classes only the funda-
mentals of the game are stressed,
and Courtright feels that if he can
impart these elements to the be-
ginning students, he will be well

which will continue through Fri-a
day, that will be run off this af-
ternoon. The Michigan events will
take place in Yost Field house. On'
the second day the 60-yard dash,
880, broad jump, and 35-pound
weight will be held. The 65-yard
high and low hurdles, 440, 2 mile
run, high jump, pole vault, andl
shot put will conclude the meet on
Lost to 'adgers.
Illinois' freshman track team
went down to defeat in a telegra-
phic meet with the Wisconsin
yearlings previously this season by
a score of 50-45. The affair this
week according to the relative times
of the two squads should be an-
other close contest, although the
margin of victory for Michigan over
the Illini will probably be greater
than that for the Badgers.
In the trials held on Monday,
Younger, McRoy, Horton, and Le-
men were picked to compose the
mile relay team for the Wolves.1
Every member of this quartet is ani
outstanding runner in the 440-yard,
dash. McManus and Alix are the
best Michigan yearlings in the mile
Renwick is the sLur performer in
the 60-yard dash, with Younger,
Horton, and Alix listed as the out-
standing runners in the half-mile.
In the two-mile run, McManus and
Dickson will be the Michigan en-
tries. Heston and Jusek are the best
in the hurdles.
Jumpers Favored.
Michigan's point total should re-
ceive a big boost in the high jump
as three of the men, Immel, Moisio,
and Trybyszewski, have been clear-
ing the bar at better than 5 feet
10 inches. Lassala and Myers have
shown the most proficiency of the
yearlings in the pole vault, while
Rea and Myers have made some
good performances in the broad
jump. In the weight events, the
most outstanding men are Salmon,
Blumenfeld, Funderburk, and Pat-
rick ._

By Sheldon C. Fullerton. ' is not worrying Collins. Although it
(Editor's Note: This is the eighth' seems incredible when you gaze at
of a series of articles dealing with the team's percentage of wins and
the chances of the major league losses, the Red Sox boast of one of
clubs in 1931.) the strongest mound staffs in either
major league. Such men as Danny
Little can be written of the fav- McFayden, Milt Gaston, Jack Rus-
orable explots of the Boston Red sell, Ed Morris, and Horace Lisen-
Sox in the last six years of their bee would be ail asset to any team;
existence in the American League. to the Red Sox they are the one
Each one of those half dozen sea- hope of salvation.
sons has seen the pr te 'es of Bob
Quinn camped firmly i ? junior
circuit cellar, with a ne. :nanager Backing up these regular hurl-
almost every year trying to raise ers is a host of newcomers and
the team from the dumps into rookies, the list including Durham,
which it has slipped. Bushey, Wilcey Moore, formerly of
This year another new pilot is the Yankees, Milliken, Simmons,
going to try to succeed where others Kline, Murphy, Burns, Brillheart,
in recent years have failed. John and Collingwood. Brillheart has had
Collins, a former outfielder on both several year's experience in both
the Boston and Chicago American major loops, and should be the
League teams, and a veteran player club's leading southpaw.I
and manager of minor league teams It is not the pitching staff that
in the last few seasons, has been has failed to win games for Boston,
signed to replace Bill Carrigan, who but it is the weak batting strength
gave the managing of the Hose up offered by the rest of the club.
as a bad job last year. Several fair hitters are included on
Pitchers are the one thing that its roster, but up to the present
Pitchersar __ - ------ there has not been one man who
can be classed as a fence buster.
With the signing of Gene Rye, a
half-pint from the Texas League,
BALLCollins may have solved this prob-
lem. Rye, although small in stature,.
has a reputation for being a slug-
B TTING ger of some note, and may pull the
Sox out of the rut.
Large Squad Reports for First Chances are that Rye will win
one of the regular outfield berths,
Workouts of Season in with the others going to members
Field House Cage. of last year's team, Earl Webb anct
Tom Oliver. Russ Scarritt is the
With the general call for Varsity most likely choice for reserve duty,
baseball candidates, more than 50 while one or two will be kept from
men reported to Coach Ray Fisher. a list including Van Camp, Lucas,
Included in this number were seven McSwain, Winsett, and Rothrock.
or eight of what Coach Fisher The latter, if he has returned to
termed excellent outfield prospects. condition following his illness of
Hudson and Daniels, who are still last year, will be a great help to
l occupied on the basketball court, the club.
are the only veterans still in school, Ruel May Catch.
who have not reported. Muddy Ruel, former Washington
'backstop, has been acquired and
List Four Catchers. I may aid some in the catching de-
Fisher's chief worry for the com- I partment. It is more likely though
ing season consists in finding cap- that he will be used largely in the
able boxmen, and to this end he! capacity of a coach. Berry and
is devoting most of his efforts. Al- Connally, both holdovers from 1930,
though he has no veteran catcher probably will share the major part
to fall back on, this particular pos- of the backstopping.
ition is not as troublesome to the Bill Sweeney has the inside track
coach as his' hurling staff, as he has for the first base job since Phil
a fine group of sophomores with Todt has been shipped to the Ath-
which to work. Douglass, Diffley, letics. Reeves and Regan will be in
Carr and Moore, the last a junior, the running for the second base
appear to be the leading candidate position, while Otis Miller should
for the backstop position. be back at third. Rothrock, how-
Batting practice is the chief item ever, may be shifted in from the
on the order of business for the re- outfield to try again to win this
mainder of the squad. In yester- (Continuets on Page 7)
day's workouts Thornburg, Travers,
and Gersbach took their turn in
lobbing them over, while the re-
cruits attempted to fasten their
hitting optics on the elusive sphere.
Newcomers Report.
Included in the list of men re-
porting to Fisher at the first prac-
tice appeared the following names:
Carr, Moore, Knight, Egan, Salis-
bury, Dileo, Diffley, Douglass, Man-
uel, Shriver, S i m o n s, Steinke,
Kracht, Superko, Braendle, Rich-
mond, McCormack, Lindsay, Tomp-
kins, Drabicker, Butler, and East-
The battery men who had pre-
viously reported were: Wistert,
Kaplan, Bartholomew, Love, Jould,
Thorburgh, Hazen, Evans, Purdum,
McNeill, Gersbach, Travers, Wilson,
Folger, Whiting, Wildern, Compton,
Presby, Kiegler, and McKay.

Michigan Ex-Captain
Will Coach Denison
s 5
t W
George 1Rih,
Wolverinxe football cautain in
1928, who eicently accepted a posi-
tion as head coach of the grid game
at Denison College in Ohio. Deni-'
son is a member of the Buckeye
Stlhietic AssociaLion, Ohio's strong-
est grid loop.
Injury to Fields May Give Rival
Boxer Shot at Champion.
(-v Associated Press)
NEW YORK, March 3. - Young
Corbett, of Fresno, Calif., whose
puzzling southpaw style has led
many of the leading welterweights

Other Teams Concentrate Their
Attention on Stepping
Strong Wolverines.
With but one minor meet on the
schedule before the Big Ten cham-
pionships that will be held here
March 13 and 14, Coach Matt Mann
is pointing the Wolverine Varsity
swimmers toward a Conference
championship. Michigan is favored
to take the meet but the competi-
tion will be as keen as ever with
the eight Conference schools which
are entered in the championship
concentrating on defeating the
Indiana Out.
With the exception of Indiana all
the Big Ten members will place
teams in the fray, and records will
fall as the swimmers go through
their paces. The Northwestern
natators, who won the title last
year are not rated as championship
material as a team, but there ,are
several individual stars who will
doubtless givethe Wolverine hopes
a severe scare before the titleholder
is decided.
In the championships last season,
the Purple, after placing one more
man in the finals than the Wolv-
erines were able to qualify, as well
as two relay teams to the Michigan
squad's one, came through to cop
the first honors in the Conference,
after having been triumphed over
by Coach Mann's proteges in their
dual meet.
Swamp Wildcats.
The Wolverines have defeated
the Purple this year also in a dual
meet by the overwhelming total of
53-22, but there is always the pos-
sibility that with an additional
seven teams entered in the meet,
the individual swimming stars may
be able to cut out enough of the
Wolverine places to considerably
alter the final score. Nevertheless,
Michigan should be able to evi-
dence enough superiority to over-
(Continued on Page 7)



to give him a wide berth, has been
offered a bout with Len Harvey,
British middleweight champion.
Harvey had been matched to bat-
tle Jackie Fields, former welter-
weight champion, in M a d i s o n
Square Garden, March 20, but
Jackie has suffered a broken bone
in his right hand.






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Nickels Arcade

presents the

If the enthusiasm which has been
created keeps up, there is a possi-
bility that outside classes will be
given on a much larger scale than
has been possible working in the
nets at the Intramural building.
While this is still in doubt, much'
more demand for instruction will
surely bring it about.

Northwestern . ... 11 1
Minnesota........7 4
Purdue ............7 4
Michigan.........6 4
Illinois............ 7 5
Indiana ...........5 6
Wisconsin ........ 4 8
Chicago...........3 7
Ohio State ....... 3 7
Iowa ............. 2 9


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