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September 23, 1941 - Image 36

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Victory-Hungry Spartans Battle Wolverines Here Sati


State To Start
Veteran Team
In Initial Tilt
Bachman's Gridders Hope
To End Varsity's Three
Vear StringOf Victories
EAST LANSING, Sept. 22-Michi-
gan State College will send a "hun-
gry" football team against the Uni-
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor
next Saturday afternpon. The Spar-
tan squad, composed largely of sen-
iors, has never tasted victory over/'the
Wolverines, anti their1 record for the
past two seasons is only seven victor-
ies as against eight defeats and a tie.
Never having had a winning season,
the Spartan veterans who are having
their last fling can be expected to
set their sights higher than if they
had won frequently.
At least, Coach Charley Bachman
and his staff are hoping some such
inspirational urge will push the Spar-
tans to a new high. For, as the squad
enters the last ldp of practice for the
game, there does not appear to be a
aingle standout, player. In the days
when State was abig winner, there
were always two or three players who
stood above the others. There were
Johnny Pingel, Kurt Warmbein, Ed
Klewicki, Sid Wagner and others who
blazed across 'the football sky. This
year's squad is one composed of good
football players, but none thus far
has shown the ear-marks of a bril-
liant performer.
Friedlund Best Receiver
If there is a real star in prospect
it may be Robert Friedlund, the 195-
pound right end who last year made
some spectacular catches of forward
passes. He has shown in practice
that he has lost none of the knack
that won him the respect of most 6f
the opponents on last year's sched-
ule. Then there is Bill Rupp, the
guard, who a year ago won a place on
every all-opponent team except one.
One team made no such selection.
Rupp, although weighing only 185
pounds, is unusually strong, and de-
fensively -he is not supposed to. have
an equal on the Spartan squad. He
recovered 13 fumbles in two years of,
play. Another candidate who may'
spring forward to gain top-ranking
Is Wyman Davis, theisenior left half-
back who is a Dead-Eye-Dick in
throwing forward passes. Davis is
a sound, all-around player whose
fame may be greatly increased if the
c6aches can dig up a couple op good
rfeceivers to catch his pitches. Fried-
lund i sure to be a favorite target.
Many State Fans Expected
The team that goes against Mich-
-\ igan next Saturday has been out-
scored by the Wolverines 47 to 27 in
the past two years. In 1939 the score
was 26-13 and last year it was 21-14,
both in Michigan's favor. If nothing
more, it indicates that the Spartans
at least know the way to the Michi-
gan goal line. Onthe other hand, the
Wolverines have shown they really
know the weakness in the State
team's armor.
The team will practice here
through Friday, moving into Ann
Arbor on Saturday morning as has
been the custom inrecent years. De-
spite the fact that the game is being
played two days before the college
classes start, there will be a following
of something like 15,000 fans from
Lansing and East Lansing following
the team to the site of the game,
New Football
Rules To Aid

May Take Away Spartan Appetite

New Football
Ticket System
Will Be Used
No Tickets To Be Mailed;
Students Must Procure
Ducats At Athletic Office
(Continued from Page 1)
together at the Ferry Field ticket of-
Also, there will be no objection at
any time during the season to having
one student bring in coupons for as
many other persons as he wishes and
obtain the tekets for all of them as
long as each coupon is signed by its
owner. This will be of assistance in
dormitories, fraternities, sororities
and other places where groups of
students have quarters together.
Adjacent Seats Available
Students also will be permitted to
purchase three tickets adjacent to
the ticket exchanged for each coupon.
as long as seats ,are available. For
the last three home games of the
season, with Pittsburgh, Minnesota
and Ohio State, students will be re-
quired to show their University ident-
ification cards when they enter gates
at the stadium. Because the cards
will not be ready before the third
game, this will not be asked at the
Michigan State and Iowa games.
In announcing this new plan,
which is to be permanent. Tillotson
pointed out that the hour schedule
for ticket windows being open is such
that it will permit all students time
to turn in their signed coupons.
Advance Sales Heavy
The advance ticket sale to date has
been excellent, Tillotson said, and is
running well ahead of that for last
year. It is anticipated that this
week's opener will draw a crowd of
at least 70,000 fans while the games
with Minnesota and Ohio State may
be sell outs. The largest crowd ever
to witness a game here was 85,088
which saw the Ohio State game in
1929, although on five other occasions
games in the stadium have attracted
crowds of more than 80,000 persons.
Gridmen Draw Big Crowds

Wrestling Outlook. . Sophomores Add Strength

Michigan's wrestling fortunes seemP
to be on the up-beat., for Coach Cliff 1
Keen has four returning lettermen i
and a host of good sophomore pros-
pects to form the nucleus of thisp
year's team.-
Captain of the Wolverines will be
Jim Galles, Big Ten 175 pound title-
holder. Galles. a senior from Chica-
go. vaulted through the Conference
field last season without sustaining
a loss, and it doesn't seem far-fetched
to predict that he will repeat that
feat during the forthcoming cam-
Three More Veterans
The other three veterans who will
take to the mat for the Wolverines
are Bill Courtright. Ray Deane. and
Herb Barnett. A junior this year,
Courtright should continue his rapid
improvement of last year which cul-
minated with third place in the 165
pound class of the Big Ten.
Looming as one of the team's main-
stays, Deane should provide the Wol-
verines with plenty of strength
among the 136 pounders. A sopho-
more last year, Ray furnished the
fans with many thrills as he emerged
victorious in nearly every match.
In the 145-pound class there
should be more competition. Barnett
looks like the man for the job be-
cause of his experience, but he will
have to stave off the threat of Melv
Beckeit who did fine work last year.
Fight For Place
Melv's twin brother, Marv, will be
fighting Pete Speek for the 155 pound
slot. A sophomore, Speek didn't go
out for wrestling until the end of{
last semester, but during that timej
he made such rapid progress that
Coach Keen is looking forward to big
things from him.
Among the heavyweights, John
Wilson is the leading candidate. John
wasn't in the limelight last season,
,bein swirled about in the midst of
the troubled heavyweight sea, but
with both Jack Butler and Emil
Lockwood gone he looms as the best
in the field.
Bissel Award Winner

Field, a big boy from Grand Rapids. was outstanding last year and seems
has shown plenty of spirit and a will- likely to be on the team's mainstays.
ngness to learn. If all these men return. Wolverine
The other winner of the Bissel tro- Wrestling fans can look for Michi-
phy, Dick Kopel, is the man to watch gan to cause plenty of trouble in the
in the 121 class. A Detroit boy, Kopel Conference ranks this winter.
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Big Merv Pregulman, a native of East Lansing who will show the
Spartans plenty of aggressive football at his position of guard. A star
on the freshman team last year, Merv was awarded the Chicago Alumni
Memorial Award and is battling veteran Bill Melzow for a first string



Goif ers Lose Capt. Jo'hnLeidy

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With 'the return, to action of three
letterriien from last year's second
place team, Wolverine golf coach
Ray Courtright declared Michigan's
chances of taking top honors in the
Big Ten race next spring are "pretty
fair-if the draft doesn't hit us too
For the Michigan linksmen have
already been dealt a severe blow with
the call to the colors of newly-elect-
ed Capt. John Leidy, and Uncle Fam,
beating Coach Courtright to the draw,
has not only robbed the Wolverines of
its leader but also of one of the best
golfers on the squad. I
Smith Returns
The star of last year's team and
already giving promise of becoming
one of Michigan's all-time golf greats,
lanky Ben Smith heads the list of
experienced linksmen around whom
Courtright will build his new team.
Smith started off last season in top
speed by carding a very low/ 68 in
the first vacation match against
Georgia Tech and continued his blis-
tering pace all through the season.
working magic with his long wood
and iron shots.
Bob Fife and Dave Osler are the

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other two returning lettermen, both
of whom made the Southern tour int
the spring and turned in very good
play during the regular season. Fife,
with his brilliant shooting in the
Michigan State match, showed to be
a very able member of the links crew
and Osler, always dependable, can
be counted on for many points this
Sterling Sophs
Courtright also has many promis-
ing golfers who gained some experi-1
ence -last year, as well as a sterling
crop of sophomores who should move
up to the varsity. Dick James, Baird
Fishburn, Bill Courtright, and Han
Simonds all saw service last year
while Dick Emery, Jacques O'Don-
nell, Bill Brooks, and Dick and John
Winters were outstanding on the
freshman squad.
Illinois, winner of the Conference
title ifi 1941, has lost much of its
team through graduation, and if the
brand of golf turned in by the return-
ing Wolverines is any indication of
team strength, Michigan will be the
dark horse of the coming Big Ten


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ANN ARBOR, Sept. 22.-In 14 sea-; But the heavyweight situation
sons 72 football games have been doesn't end with that. Two sopho-
played in the Univerity of Michigan mores, Johnny Greene and Tom Cof-
Stadium before a total audience of field, are expected to furnish Wil-
3,024, 720 persons. Average attend- son with a hot fight for the berth.
ance per game has been 42,010. Greene, winner of one of the Bissel
Largest crowd was the 85,088 that trophies last year, has proved that
saw the 1929 Ohio State game, he will bear watching, while Cof-


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High Scoring

The last few meetings of the foot-
ball rules committee showed a de-
termined effort on the part of the
officials of the game to make the
sport more interesting by changing
the rules to aid the offense.
This year's changes again follow
the trend ofall-out aid to the of-
fense. A change in th~'e rules gov-
erning backward and lateral passes
in the offense's backfield make hand-
ing the ball in a forward direction
legal provided it is not handed for-
ward to a player on the line of
Substitutes are now allowed to talk
as soon as they are accepted by their
captain, and unlimited substitution
"'is permissible at any time.
A forward pass on fourth down
which becomes incomplete behind the
opponent's goal line is no longer con-
sidered a touchback. In other words,
the ball is given to the opponent at
the spot where it was put into play
instead of on the opponent's twenty-
yard line..
This last change will now give the
offensive quarterback much more
leeway in calling a pass play on
-fourth down whien hs team is within
ten yards of the goal without too
.much danger of allowing the defen-
sive team to pull themselves out of a
bad hole.

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