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Big Ten Football

Teams Prepare For Conference



Minnesota Seen
As One To Beat
In Title Battle
Gophers Will Take Field
With Ten Regulars From
Last Year On Team
Tight Race Foreseen
Michigan, Illinois, And
Purdue Expected To Be
In Thick Of Fight
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24.-Bernie
Bierman, with but one man missing
from his undefeated 1933 grid com-
bination, heads the current Big Ten
football parade as it enters its sec-
ond week
Seventeen lettermen return to give
the Gopher mentor the strongest set-
up in the Conference, but Bierman
still maintains a pessimistic air and
drives his squad for the offensive
punch, which was lacking last year.
George Svendsen, 200-pound reg-
ular tackle on the '33 squad has been
shifted to the center post to replace
Captain Ray Oen.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 24. -In
the midst of his preparations for the
Big Ten and Army games on the I-
linois schedules, Coach Bob Zuppke
will not lose sight of the fact that
Bradley is likely to prove a lively op-
ponent when the Little Nineteen
squad comes to the Illinois stadium
to open the season Sept. 29.
Bradley, beginning practice Sept.
10, will have the advantage of a
longer period than the Illini who did
~ *ot-rep .tt einl $ept.f1&.SReports from
Peoria are that Coach A. J. Robert-
son expects the strongest team since
Bradley won the Little Nineteen
championship in 1931.
LAFAYETTEUId., Sept. 24. -
Ways and means of most effective-
ly filling the gaping holes left in
the 1934 squad by the graduation of
20 out of 30 major lettermen from
last fall's eleven have been occupy-
ing the main attention of Noble E.
Kizer, Purdue's energetic head foot-
ball coach, since his return here from
Chicago where he directed the Col-
lege All-Stars inhtheir brilliant battle
with the Chicago Bears, professional
In order to take full advantage of
the ball carrying and forward passing
ability of his versatile halfback vet-
erans, Duane Purvis and Jim Carter,
Coach Noble E. Kizer, is developing
a "cross-shift", to be used in combin-
ation with the regular Notre Dame
style of shift, which will enable Car-
ter and Purvis to appear in either
right halfback or left halfback, de-
pendent upon the tactical situation.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept., 23.-
Lack of reserve strength is one of the
chief worries of Bo McMillin, at In-
diana University. Although Bo hopes
to fashion a fairly formidable eleven
out of the forty-two odd grid can-
didates, his reserve stength for the
first-stringers appears to be weak.
Whether or not "Old Man Injuries"
will rob Bo of any regulars in the
long series of tough games and leave
a weak spot in the line-up is another
worry. In fact, these anxieties along
with long hours of concentrated ef-
forts to teach the intricate McMillin
system of football in the two weeks
before the first game would merit
hanging a big WORRY WORRY sign
over the Indiana football headquar-

COLUMBUS, Sept. 24.- When Sam
Willaman left Ohio State he left to
his successor, Francis A. Schmidt of
Texas Christian, a group of fine back-
field candidates but a sadly depleted
line with which to start the 1934
Schmidt has made the tentative se-
lection of Jack Smith and Dick Hee-
kin, both flashy ball carriers, at the
halves, John Kabealo, whose kicking
ranked with the best in the country
last year, and Frank Fisch, a sensa-
tional passer, at quarter.
Captain Regis Monahan at guard

Priming Tigers For Battle With Giants

East Determined
To Rise Out Of
F oot ball Cellar

Will Flank Wolverine Line For Third Year

Columbia's Victory
Stanford In Rose
Begins Movement


Mickey Cochrane, the dynamic catcher-manager of the Detroit,
Tigers, having become convinced that his team is "in" as far as the
American League pennant is concerned, is now preparing the Bengals
for the impending World Series battle with Bill Terry's New York Giants.
The Series is scheduled to begin at Navin Field in Detroit on October 3.
Managers And Teams Ready
As Bseb;s - Classic- Nears

DETROIT, Sept. 24.- There must
be something which a big league man-t
ager has to do with the success or
failure of his team. Major league.
managers know baseball and there
is no one who knows far more than
his fellow, yet only one team in
each league can come into the World
Series money. In some cases, the pen-
nant winner is a powerful team which
could win without a pilot, like the
New York Yankees of six and more
years back.
The Detroit Tigers, who are "in"
as far as the American League pen-
nant race is concerned, is not that
kind of a team. They have no Babe
Ruths, Lou Gehrigs, or Earl Combs,
but they have a Mickey Cochrane who
manages them. Cochrane probably
doesn't know more baseball than
Hornsby, Connie Mack or the rest of
his brethren American League man-
agers, but he has that spark and
hustle which he imparts to his play-
ers. His spirit and personality which
makes him so popular with his ball
club lifted Detroit from the depths of
the American League standings into
a pennant winner for the first time in
25 years.
Mickey Refuses Credit
But Mickey is the proverbial modest
young man. He gives himself little
credit. He maintains that the con-
sistency with which a major league
club keeps its regular lineup perform-
ing throughout the 154 game schedule
is the deciding factor in its success.
He cites the case of the Tigers this
year. Not one serious injury during
the entire season whereas the other
American League teams have had so
many cripples that each one has pre-
sented a revised lineup almost daily.
Result - the Tigers with a less pow-
erful nine than the Yankees or Cleve-
land Indians are way out in front as
the final week of the season is float-
ing by.
Maybe that's the reason for the
Tiger's success which has turned
Detroit into a baseball-crazy town,
but we like to believe that the reason
lay in that Cochrane spirit which
aided Rowe to become the pitching
sensation of 1934, Greenberg a dan-
gerous hitter, and the Tigers the most
spirited team in the junior circuit.
Although Cochrane will not commit
himself regarding the World Series,
everyone knows that he thinks his
team will win. The pitching of Rowe,
Bridges, Auker, Marberry, and Crow-
der, the hitting of Greenberg, Owen,

NEW YORK, Sept. 24. - One man-
ager of a big league baseball team
knows as much about the game as
another. It seems strange that one
manager should be able to mold a,
winning team while another one can-
not. For example, Bill Terry won the
pennant with practically the same
team of New York Giants with which
John McGraw finished in sixth place.+
Perhaps the secret lies in the fact
that Bill Terry has his team hustling
under him. Under, Terry the Giants
seemed to receive the will to win and
this can be. admirably illustrated by+
the telegram which Blondy Ryan,
Giant reserve infielder, sent to Terry
last year.
"Can't Beat Us"
The Giants had lost seven straight
games while Ryan was at home nurs-
ing a spike injury. The telegram read
"They can't beat us. En route! Ryan."
This year the Giants out-hustled
the other teams in the league. While
Terry does not place the emphasis on
base stealing that Cochrane does, the
number of double plays made by the
Giant infield is sufficient proof that
they are on their toes. A great pitch-
ing staff, containing Hubbell, Parma-
lee, Schumacher and Fitzsimmons,
handled expertly by Gus Mancuso
and Harry Danning, a fast stepping
infield and one of the two best out-
fields in the league, are the other
reasons for the Giants success.
Terry Confident
With three men, Ott, Terry, and
Moore among the five leading hitters
in the league, the Giants also have
a very dangerous batting punch.
They'll go into the World Series a
veteran team fortified by good hit-
ters, splendid fielders and superb
With this setup before him it is no
wonder that Manager Bill Terry leads
his team against the Tigers with con-
fidence. Besides being a great man-
ager Bill is a great ball player. Many
experts rate him as thedbest first-
baseman in the game today. In the
last five years Terry has finished
either in first or second position in
the batting race in the National
League and as a fielder he has few
He is old as ball players go, having
reached the doddering old age of 36,
and is determined to make his last
years in baseball his best. So far he
has shown no signs of slowing up and
is determined to lead his club to an-
other World Championship.
The Giants' infield is composed of

Princeton In Lead
Tigers Will Battle With
Columbia, Fordham And
Pitt For Supremacy
On New Year's Day, January 1,
1934, an unforeseen occurrence took
place in the football world. A Col-
umbia team which had been ridiculed
and despised, came out of an East
which as far as football went had
been considered dead and buried, to
outfight the pride of the Pacific
Coast, the Cardinal clad team from
Stanford University.
With this victory Eastern football
has been reborn. Reports from the
Eastern front indicate that the col-
leges east of the Alleghenies are
determined to regain theis lost pres-
tige. Enthusiasm is running ramp-
ant at the former citadels of foot-
ball prowess and a challenge to the
boasted superiority of the Big Ten,
is being flung out by such teams as
Princeton, Columbia, Fordham and
There was but one unbeaten, un-
tied team in the country at the end
of the 1933 season and that team
hailed from the little New Jersey
town of Princeton. It was Princeton
who played the first intercollegiate
footbaltgame rn 18&5 against Rutg-
ers and it is fitting that Princeton
be the team to lead the East to its
former place at the head of the foot-
ball world.
Princeton Builds On Sophomores
Coach Fritz Crisler loses Ceppi,
Lane and Fairman from his champ-
ionship team but a great freshmen
team promises to provide adequate
replacements. The flashy, hard run-
ning backfield led by the sensational
Garry Le Van will work their lateral
passes behind a line containing the
wide ranging Moose Kalbaugh at
center, John Weller and Frank John
at guard, flanked by Lea and Delan-
ey at the terminal positions. It was:
great last year, it doesn't figure to
be any weaker this year, and with
just that little luck which all champ-
ionship teams must have, Princeton
again should be the class of the East.
About an hour's ride from Jungle-
town is Fordham University. The
football teams from this Jesuit in-
stitution always have been worthy
of respect and under Major Cavan-
augh had almost impenetrable de-
fenses. The Fighting Major is dead
now and a new coach holds the fort
on Rose Hill.
Jimmy Crowley, one of Rockne's
four horsemen at Notre Dame who
turned out some excellent teams at
Michigan State, took over Cavan-
augh's job last year. Although a
suicide schedule faces him Fordham
should win most of her games in
1934. St. Mary's, Purdue, Southern
Methodist and Purdue are formidable
names but so also are Wolfendale,
Waldron, Maniaci and Borden. "From
Rose Hill to Rose Bowl" is the slogan
at Fordham and it has a good chance
of being carried through.
Columbia Has Good Record
Lou Little proved himself a great
coach at Georgetown and lost none
of his genius when he took over the
reins at Columbia. The boys from
Morningside Heights lost but one
game last year and that was to
Princeton. The Lions are pretty
proud of their upset of Stanford and
this year will be out to show that
it was no mistake. Captain Cliff
Montgomery has gone to take his
place next to the names of Wally
Koppish and Ralph Hewitt in Col-
umbia's hall of fame as have Owen
McDowell and Tony Matal.
But it isn't as bad as it sounds.
Al Barabas, the boy who ran for the
Rose Bowl touchdown, is back and
so is Ed Brominski the hard plunging
fullback. Richavich and Ferrara

will be back on the line and Maniaci,

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((A SHES to ashes and dust.. ." but the Phoenix rose out of .is ashes-,
and so has Al Newman, last year's sport editor, to write this piece for us:
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Albuquerque, New Mexico ,
Dear Art,
Albuquerque is really the name of this place and if you do not believe
'me look on a map. It is a large city . . . in fact the largest in New Mexico.
The population is 26,000. (Twenty-six thousand)..
But Graham and myself have been forsaking the overcrowded me-
trop in favor of the desert, where the population is something over half a
person to the square mile. I have a horrible dread of running across one of
these fractional beings on some dark night.
Things out west here are pretty bad, what with the drought and all.
The jackrabbits have gotten so desperate that they are ganging up on the
coyotes and making life pretty miserable for them, while the coyotes, seeking
refuge, drive the dogs out of the city dog-pound and voluntarily imprison
themselves as protection against the terrible jackrabbits. The dogs are so
glad to be freed that they take to the desert and hunt the jackrabbits.
Thus we see that Life Follows the Eternal Cycle (courtesy Mr. Brisbane).
I used to think that Dr. Hussey of the Geology department was a
charter member of the Aananias Club when he told us about these rivers
out west, saying that they were so muddy that when the wind blew across
the water, dust came out. Dr. Hussey was extremely conservative in his
statement. Graham and I saw turtles being blown out of the Red River
while we were crossing Texas. Not only that but these turtles sprouted wings
and became turtle-doves.
Out in Oklahoma we had an interesting experience with a cockroach.
This one was about the size of a sparrow, and he came up out of the drain
in our hotel room to watch us unpack. Graham resented the intrusion and
ran him back into the drain with some water, and then put the stopper in
on top of him. But the cockroach shoved the stopper out and came up again
to see what was going on. This irritated Graham, who said, "I allow as
how I'll fix that pesky cockroach this time," and ran him down the drain
again, put in the stopper, and weighted it down with a dictionary.
Well, Art, it wasn't thirty seconds before that cockroach came out the
drain . . . the top drain this time. He gnashed his teeth, chewed up the
book before our astounded eyes, turned around to thumb his antenna at us,
and disappeared down the drain again. After tht we washed in the rain
Give our regards to everybody out in Ann Arbor, Art. I hope that you
are not disappointed with this piece, but I have given up writing sports ever
since I predicted the Tigers to wind up in second division.
Al Newman.
P. S. The west is not the west any more. The NRA has reduced the ten-
gallon hat to two gallons and a half.
* * * * *
T IS MY UNPLEASANT duty to disagree with an editorial which appeared
in this paper last week entitled, "Lo! The Poor Freshman." The phrase
which arouses my ire most is this: "It (meaning collegiate Ann Arbor)!
is a party and not a cloister." The author goes on thusly for paragr4phs
damning the superficiality of it all.
And the writer, himself, has been very superficial in his inspection of the
real Michigan. He has spent two years watching the dancing couples in the
Union Ballroom, has seen the silly-looking drunks at fraternity parties,
has loitered under the clock to watch the socially-minded get breakfast
dates, and has gone west of Division Street with the rest of us. And
out of these pictures he has conceived his image of Michigan. He is wrong!
Michigan has its cloisters. He will find them on the third floors of
campus rooming houses, in some of the girls' dormitory rooms, yes, even in
some of the fraternities and sororities.

Triplehorn Is
Assured Post
In Backfield
Play Of Centers And Ends
In Saturday Scrimmage
Pleases Kipke
Bill Renner Suffers
Slight Leg Injury
Russ Oliver Passes And
Punts In Pleasing Style;
RegecziOn Sidelines
Coach Harry Kipke sent his Varsity
football squad back to routine drills
today to begin the second week of the
preparations for the opener with
Michigan State, Oct. 6.
Saturday's scrimmage on the rain-
soaked Ferry Field, the first regula
tion affair of the year, did but little
to settle the question of the starting'
lineup for the opener. However, How-
ard Triplehorn took the lead in his
race with Vince Aug for the left half-
back position when he made fou
beautiful open field sprints, made
two touchdowns, and showed gener-
ally that he would be Michigan's
running attack this fall.
Playing half for the Blues, Triple-
horn did everything from returning
punts to cracking the line to lead
his mates to a 26 to 0 victory over
the Whites.
Black Pants For Renner
Apparently Kipke will have to se-
cure another pair of black pants
for Bill Renner. After running the
Blue team capably for a short time
and throwing several good passes,
one to Ward which went for a touch-
down, Renner suffered a sprained
leg and was taken out. 4e. will re-
turn to practice today or tomorrow.
After the scrimmage Kipke express-
ed himself as paricularly pleased
with the work of Triplehorn, as well
as that of the centers and ends. He
found the work of the guards and
tackles below par.
Jerry Ford and Russ Fuog continue
to battle on almost even terms for
Rumor That Ptoskey
May Return As Coach
Athletic Director Fielding H.
Yost yesterday neither confirmed
nor denied the current rumor that
Ted Petoskey, former Michigan
three-sport star, would return this
fall in the role of an assistant
football coach. He merely said that
no offers had been made.
Petoskey is finishing 'out the
baseball season with the Cincin
nati Reds, and should he be
signed to coach he will not as-
sume his duties until October 5, at
which time Whitey Wistert, his
teammate, will join the Michigan
coaching staff.
the center post, with Ford the prob-
able choice to start. Harry Wright
a bigger edition of Chuck Bernard
and wearing his number 27, has also
been working at the pivot position,
and may be used here next year. At
present he is using his 240 odd pounds
to battle for a tackle post.
Ward Stars At End
Willis Ward continued his star:
ring ways, catching all six passe
thrown to him and playing his usual
sleepy-looking but efficient defensive
game. Mike Savage and Matt Pat-

anelli continue to fight for the other
end post. People are calling Patan-
elli another Oosterbaan and he show-
ed up well Saturday, but Savage may
get the call in the earlier games
because of his greater Varsity expe-
rience. John Reick and Franklin
Lett also showed potentialities.
Russ Oliver showed Saturday that
he will be in there when the wars
begin Oct. 6. Oliver did most of
the kicking for the Blues, completed
several good passes, carried the ball
into the line for healthy gains and
demonstrated considerable of the
blocking that shook Triplehorn into
the open.
Kipke Seeks Place Kicker
Aug, while not starring, showed
versatility that may get him a start-
ing berth. His passes were excellent

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