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C he I
(Daily Sports Ette t
A Hand To The Cagers ...
IT WAS A disgruntled campus that
awoke Tuesday morning to the
realization that the Varsity basket-
ball team had been rudely jerked
from the Big Ten throne room . .
Now that the shock has worn off
there still remains, unfortunately, an
element that seems to think disgust
is the logical feeling to express . .
Any University student who feels dis-
gusted because an exhausted team
was beaten by a squad that played
better ball that night should be dip-
ped by his heels in the Union Pool. . .
Coach Cappy Cappon and his boys
deserve the best in all of us for the
great showing they have made this
season . . . Let's make it a full house
tomorrow night when Wisconsin
comes to town to end the season
Varsity 35, Foe 7..
BILL BATES, last fall's Varsity
football manager, after prowl-
ing through our records reports that
Michigan teams have won 35 and
lost seven points since Jan. 1
Danny Smick is slightly, chagrined
because The Daily proofreaders er-
red in interpreting Ray Goodman's
telegram and had Danny on the
wrong side of the incident at Colum-
bus last Saturday night . . . There
have been many crowds in Yost Field
House larger than the one that at-
tended the Michigan-Indiana wrest-
ling meet last Monday night, but not
many with more enthusiasm .,..
. Harland Danner, sensational
,sophomore matman who is undefeat-
ed to date, refuses to be interviewed
unless he wins the Big Ten title here
next week-end . . . There isn't much
doubt in my mind that he will be
interviewed when the Championships
are over . .
A Great Player Passes ...
ing the death of Maurice Buy--
see, the greatest blind-shot artist ever
to step on a basketball floor ... Up-
perclassmen will remember him as
the dark-haired center who played
for Michigan State a few years ago'
and gave Coach Cappon heart fail-
iure every time he broke for the corn-
.er on a dead run and hooked the.
ball over his head with his left hand
..Buysee was not satisfied at State,
however,. . . There he could only

Tracksters Battle


Tops Among Sprinters

- Associated Press Phoi
Sammy Stoller in the dual tra
meet with Pittsburgh tonight wi
be out to equal the world recordi
the 60-yard dash which he hol
jointly with Jesse Owens at :06
seconds. Three Pitt stars and Al
Smith, Wolverine sophomore, wi
be battling Stoller all the way.
play one or maybe two games a w
. He liked to play four and f
times a week ... With anybody, a
where . . . Once he played th
games in a single night . . . Anotl
time he even obliged the Jacks
Prison five . . . He didn't smoke a
never drank, but he had one we
ness-his car . . . When they to
him out of a ditch near Jackson Si
day night, he walked into the hosp
with a punctured lung and inter
injuries .. . He .died a few ho
later . . . I am proud to have cal
"Big Bush" a friend.




Final Meet

Pitt Endangers Perfect
Seven-Year Record Held
By MichiganIndoors
Will Assault Records
Tonight, for the first time in his-
tory, the track teams of Pittsburgh
and Michigan will clash, records wil
fall, and at least 3,000 fans will leav
Yost Field House satisfied that they
have witnessed one of the greates
battles ever staged on any track.
The dual meet between the Pan
thers and Wolverines will get unde
way at 7:30 p.m. with the mile run
and as there is no other athleti
event here tonight there is little doub
but what the largest crowd of th
season will be on hand to see thi
titanic tilt, the last indoor meet her
this year.
Woodruff Is Star
Coach Carl Olson is bringinga
powerful 21-man squad here from
Pitt and plans to hand the Mich
igan thinclads their first defeat i
indoor dual competition since 1930
Pacing the Panthers in their effort
to down the reigning champions o
the Western Conference will be th
great Johnny Woodruff who wil
compete in the 440, 880 and possibl
the relay.
Because Pitt, like Michigan, pos
sesses outstanding performers i
practically every event all Fiel
House records will be in danger. I
the 60-yard dash, the mile, both th
high and low hurdles, the 440, 880
broad jump and relay the battle fo
first places should be the closest a
well as the most thrilling seen her
in several years.
Relay Team Eyes Record
Michigan's mile relay team ma:
furnish the fans with their greates
thrill of the evening when they fac
the Panthers in the final event o
the card. Last Saturday the Wol
verines set a new Field House mar
of 3:19.8 and weren't even pushed
Tonight Pitt guarantees to push th
Micl igan quartet and push them
hard with the result perhaps bein
that the record will fall again. Th
world indoor mile relay mark is 3:1
and nothing would please Coac
Chuck Hoyt quite so much as to hav
his team equal that.
Besides Woodruff, the Panther
boast a long list of stars who wil
give Michigan plenty of trouble. I
the dash Ed Mason, Art Thomas an
Glenn Cooper of Pitt will matc
strides with Michigan's Sammy Stol
ler and Alan Smith. Only three o
the five can place and the struggl
to get into the money should pro
duce the fastest sprint the Fiel
House has lever seen.
Watson Will Jump
Harold Tost will battle Clay
Brelsford for first place in the mil
and in the quarter it will be Birleso
vs. Woodruff. Michigan's brother ac
Harold and Howard Davidson, will b
pitted against Woodruff in the hal
while Capt. Bob Osgood in the hur
dles will have his hands full wit
Andy Lasky and Ken Ryden.
Big Bill Watson, phenomenal Wol
verinesophomore, will be competin
tonight in both the shot put an
broad jump. The latter event is be
ing included on a Michigan indoo
dual meet card for the first time i:
25 years in order to prepare the Wol
verines for their outdoor meet a
California April 17.
Pete Bennett and Red Oden, bot
of Pitt, will be expected to tak
first and second in the high jum
tonight while Wolverines will be fa
vored in the other field events.

Greatest Crowd
Of Season Will

Pitt Here Tonight
Pitt Mentor Expects Woodruff
To Be First Four-Minute Miler
By FRED DE LANO sity indoor games and in that meet,
When big Johnny Woodruff flashes while running for Connellsville High
his 12-foot stride, the stride that car- School, he won the scholastic mile
ried him to the Olympic 800-meter title although he stuck to the out-
championship last summer, against side lane all the way. He later ex-
Michigan quarter and half milers to- plained that he thought he would be
night in Yost Field House Wolverine disqualified if he cut over to the in-
fans will be getting a glimpse of the side.
man that 'Coach Carl Olson of Pitt Woodruff is without question the
expects to be the first to run a four- most freakish runner on the Amer-
minute mile. ican track today and his loping style
The four-minute mile has long has been the despair of sticklers for
been the dream of middle distance running form. Olson states, however,
l runners the world over but the best that he has made little effort to
e that has ever been done was Glenn change the natural style of the Pitt
y Cunningham's 4:06.7. Olson believes sensation.
that a great short distance star has In the meet here Woodruff is en-
t the best chance of turning in such a tered in both the 440 and 880 and
miraculous mile and that Woodruff, will be the big attraction of the night.
- because of his terrific speed in the His race with Stan Birleson in the
r half and his overwhelming stamina, quarter should be one of the best
n is the man to do it. ever seen on the Field House track
c Woodruff is a sophomore at Pitt and advance indications point to-
t now and wants to keep on running ward the meet's. being the finest of
e long enough at least to make the the local mdoor season.
s American Olympic team of 1940. He
e hails from Connellsville, Pa., and Bad er C am e
took to track only because his father
objected to John's playing football. T 2 Yeare
a Few doubt but what the powerfully To E d5Ye rs
a built six feet, four-inch Negro would
- have made good on the gridiron.
n He saw his first real track meet
. in 1934 at the West Virginia Univer-
of Conference Title Is Just
e Jack Merrill Is A Mathematical Ideal;
y Out As Sextet Game IsSaturday
With the Big Ten basketball title
n just a mathematical ideal the Mich-
d waiuts Toro1 to igan cagers will close their season
n Saturday night at Yost Field House
e against Wisconsin's surprising (and
By BONTH WILLIAMS . probably surprised as well) Badgers,
r Jack Merrill is all through playing who upset Purdue's five little piggies
s college hockey. When Ace Bailey last Monday.
e leads his rangy Toronto Varsity out The Wolverines, with an eight and
on the ice in the Coliseum Saturday three record, can finish no lower in
night, there will be just eight Wol- theerecorhan finh erchn
verines to meet them, for Jack Mer- the race than third, and the chance
Y rill has scored his last goal for Mich- for second place, if they defeat the
t igan. Madison team and either Illinois or
e In that hectic two-game battle in Minnesota should be upset, is not be-
n Minneapolis last week Merrill was yond possibility.
- the victim of some of the dirtiest Illinois will be playing Northwest-
k cross-checking Coach Eddie Lowrey ern, one of the two teams that has de-
. has ever seen. In the first game feated the Illini in Conference com-
e Jack was almost prostrated with a petition this year. Minnesota, on
n serious charley horse, and when he the other hand, will be facing the
g tried to play in the final tilt two weakest team in the league, Chicago.
e nights later, was forced to the bench If the two leaders should both be
7 with a wrenched knee. . beaten and the Varsity comes out
h Yesterday doctors and trainers re- ahead of Wisconsin then Michigan
e ported that the plucky little second- will get a third of the title.
line center had developed water on Just what Harold Foster will bring
s that knee and advised Jack to take down to Ann Arbor with him is hard
L a long rest to get back in shape. to say. When the Wolverines faced
n Merrill's loss comes as a severe the Badgers at Wisconsin they looked
d blow to Michigan's hopes of upset- mighty weak. But evidently they
h ting the powerful Toronto club which have taken a new lease on life for
- carries three forward lines, four de- they have been playing triple A ball
f fensemen, and a pair of goalies. for the last few weeks.
e Merrill earned his freshman nu- Two Michigan players will be
- merals here and then went on to de- wearing Varsity basketball uniforms
d velop into a first rate varsity puck- for the last time. . They are Capt.
ster. Jack had all the moxie that Johnny Gee, The Daily's choice for
takes to be a great competitor, but All-Conference center, and Matt Pat-
t it was not until this year that he blos- anelli, veteran guard who will re-
e somed out into a flashy stick handler ceive his sixth M at the end of the
n and a dangerous offensive threat. season.
t Always a reliable defensive flanker, The game will also be important
e Jack this season teamed with George in that it will give Gee and Jake
f Cooke and Ed Chase to present Mich- Townsend their last chance to swell
igan with their first high class spare their scoring records. Townsend is
h line in'years. It was the Merrill to fourth in the Big Ten with 106 points,
Cooke combination that gave the just two off his 1936 mark and the
- Wolverines some of their most-need- same number behind Illinois' Harry
g ed goals. Combes in third place.
>r Matmen Travel To State Today

t Michigan's Varsity wrestlers, fresh Earl Thomas; 155-pounds, Harold
from their 13% to 12% upset over Nichols; 165-pounds, Capt. Frank
h Indiana, embark today for East Lan- Bissell or Frank Morgan; 175-pounds,
e sing where they will tackle Michigan Harland Danner or Dick Tasch; and
P State's grapplers tonight. heavyweight, Jim Lincoln.
The Spartan aggregation, composed The meet with the Spartans con-
mainly of sophomores, will provide cludes the dual-meet season for the
little opposition to Coach Cliff Keen's Wolverines. Next week-end will see
fast stepping mat corps, although the them in action for the last time at
East Lansing boys have been coming home in the Western Conference
along fast after a poor start. championships. Michigan is favored
Keen will insert a few of his second feating India ast Mondayafter de-
stringers into the lineup, saving his____________________
regulars for the all-important Con-
ference meet, to be held here March
Johnny Speicher, little junior 118
pounder, will meet the best man in
the State lineup, Bud Aldrich, who
is undefeated as yet this season. SL
Johnny's brilliant draw with Confer-
ence champ Bob "Two-Bits" Myers of MICHAELS-STERN
of Indiana gives him the nod.
Keen will most likely use the fol-SU ITS
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Four fraternity half mile teams
will compete during the Pitt track
meet at 8:30 p.m. tonight in the
finals of the Intramural depart-
ment relay meet. Psi Upsilon, Tri-
angles, Phi Gamma Delta, and
Theta Xi are the groups entered.



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