THE MICHIGAN DAILY TisDAY
NOV. Z0, 193Z6
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The PRESS ANGLE
By GEORGEJ. ANDROS
ONE OF OUR SOPHOMORE REPORTE S who apparently reads widely
brought in a clipping today from the New York Sun-one of Frank Gra-
ham's "Setting the Pace" columns written just after the Michigan-Pennsyl-
They tell me Mr. Graham has quite a following among the sport fans
of the metropolitan area, and if so, a great number of people now have a
very poor opinion of Coach Harry Kipke's Wolverine football team. Mr. Gra-
ham spares the lash not one little bit.
Here it is.
"Penn was. very impressive against Michigan, even allowing for the fact
that Michigan was disappointing. Big Ten teams usually put on a good
show, win, lose or draw. But Michigan didn't. The only good show Mich-
igan put on was with its band before the game and between halves. The
team was so bad it left you wondering how it ever managed to beat Columbia.
Cedric Sweet, the fullback, was all right and so was Capt. Matthew Patanelli,
but they had practically no support. The only time they looked like a real
football team was during their brief march to their touchdown."
Not having seen the game at Philadelphia, I can not say very much. But
to Mr. Graham I can say that we who saw Columbia play wonder what
makes him bring that team into the same column with Penn and Michigan.
There was a team that would be lucky to beat Chicago-easily the weakest
team in the Conference.
Funny, too, but the New York papers raved and raved about Michigan
when the Varsity whipped Columbia. All they could talk about was the
power Coach Kipke's youngsters manifested in cleaning up on Columbia's
defense. But that's football-and fickleness in sports writers.
To the Varsity I can only say that you have a chance to make Mr.
Graham turn a few colors: when he picks up the teletype message that
says you have defeated the much-publicized Northwestern Wildcats.
R. GRAHAM'S COMMENTS on Michigqn all came about as a result
of an interview with Coach Harvey Harman of Penn. Harman was well
on his way toward losing his job up to the Michigan game. A victory over
the Wolverines fixes him up again-and as a result he is very happy.
In his outburst of happiness Coach Harman said that he felt happier
after the Michigan game than at any other time this season, even after the
win over Princeton.
Quoting Harman from Mr. Graham's column: "'This game (with Mich-
igan) had me worried more than any other game we've slayed. That goesX
for the Princeton game. Michigan beat us last year when they didn't figure1
to. I was afraid they would do it again. They didn't. But I'm here tot
tell you that I feel better now. Feel better than I did before the game.
"'We knew how to handle their eight-man line on defense better than
we did last year. Their offense gave us some trouble for a little while whent
they were mouse-trapping one of our tackles. But our line worked smoothlyt
and I don't think you will find three better backs in the country than Kurlishr
and Murray and Elverson.'"i
Game Of Sea,
By RAY GOODMAN
When the Michigan basketball
team takes the floor for the first time
on December 7 at Yost Field House
against Michigan Normal few of the
spectators will realize just how much
work the men on the court and their
coach have put in in preparation for
that game, supposedly just a "start-
er." and for the season.
On October 21 about 30 players re-
ported to Coach Cappy Cappon at the
Intramural Sports Building. For
three weeks they have been working
out there and they are just beginning;
to round into shape and look like a
They have been working on set-up
shots, practicing passes, throwing the
ball around from a sitting position
to strengthen their wrists, learning
how to bring the ball down the floor
so that they can't be rushed, and fi-
nally scrimmaging "five on five," that
is on just half the floor with one team
permanently on offense. Three weeks
have gone by and they are still not
quite ready to scrimmage with the
length of the floor.
This year's squad isn't any dumber
than any other Michigan team; on
the contrary it might be said to be
smarter than those of the past. The
point is that basketball is a game of
teamwork. It takes months before
five men got to be a team in every'
sense of the word. And right now
"in every sense of the word" means
a team that can take Purdue and
then follow up with the Conference.
When John Townsend comes out
of his corner, takes the ball from
Dick Long from his guard position
and Johnny Gee moves in followed by
Herm Fishman cutting from the back
line teamplay becomes the important
thing; the individual is just secon-
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dary. Here are eight or 10 men all
running in more or less opposite di-
rections and the only thing that can
put the ball in the basket for them
is perfect coordination and a shoot-
ing skill acquired from hours of drill
on set-up shots.
Team Play Wins
Every player must know instinc-
tively where every other player will
be and all the possible receivers and
every possible way that the ball can
be followed-in if the first shot does
Of course all this is impossible
without individual skill. But when
that skill is acquired then it's team
play that wins. Purdue, Indiana,
Northwestern, Ohio State, Illinois,
and most of the other Big Ten teams
will have plenty of individual skill.
Any one of the five schools mentioned
probably have eight men right now
that could just about make any other
squad in the Conference. It won't be
the outstanding individual that will
win the title, but rather the best
John Townsend has received plenty
of praise from The Daily and most
other cage observers and all that
praise is well deserved. But Town-
send can't win the Conference title.
Only a team can do that. That's
why Cappie has about 30 players
working two and a half hours every
night for almost two months before
the opening game with Ypsilanti and
almost three months before the first
Big Ten game at Lafayette, Ind.
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the Boston Shamrocks, 34 to 26, in
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Cleveland, noted in its home terri-
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treated the approximately 10,000 Ar-
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Big Ten football in his first perform-
ance in 1934. He raced 166 yards
from scrimmage and returned punts
124 yards in his first game against
Northwestern to take ranking with
the finest offensive backs in the game.
In 1935 Oze was named on the As-
sociated Press second All-American
team as a halfback and was voted the
state's most outstanding amateur
athlete in a poll conducted by an
"The Ebony Eel," as he became
known to fans and sports writers,
made five touchdown runs from 51
to 71 yards in 1935.
Simmons has not flashed the same
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