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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Basketball

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Michigan Cagers Seek Second
Straight Victory In Irish Game

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seems to have the edge because of his
aggressive type of play both on of-
fense and defense. Gibert, on the
other hand, originally was a center
until Oosterbaan converted him tc
forward this season.
In all probability MacConnachie
will start, but if his leg is bothering
him too much, Morrie Bikoff will take
over his berth. If he gets the start-
ing assignment, fikoff will be the
only Wolverine under six feet in
height
Capt. Cartmill At Forward
Capt. Bill Cartmill will be at his
usual spot at forward and Leo Doyle
will play the other guard 'position
Big Jim Mandler, out to repeat his
scoring performance of last Saturday,
will hold down the pivot slot.
Starting hip 19th season as basket-
ball coach at Notre Dame, George
Keogan has been shifting his lineup
around in order to find a winning
combination,and he may come up
with that one tonight.
Iii their first major test last Satur-
day against Wisconsin, Keogan s1 rt-
ed a sophomore-junior combination
and if it had not been for the fact
that the Irish committed 22 persona
fouls they might have beaten the
Badgers. As it was Notre Dame 'sank
15 field goals to Wisconsin's 13.
Coaeli KeogAn Is Ill
Assistant Coach Ray Meyer, Notre
Dame captain curing the 1936-37 and
1937-38 seasons, has been instructed
by Keogan, who is ill and will be un-
able to make the trip, to start this
same .sophonore-junior combination
of Chuck Butler, a junior, and John

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Four Matmen
Annex Crowns SPORTFOLIO
As Meet Ends
Mueller, Herwitz, Cof f field, 9A Pre-Christmas Swing
Rolak Awarded Medals 1 Outstanding Time Trials
In All-Campus Tourney A W S
By, HAL WILSON
By JACK FLAGLER DailySorts Editor
Four more champions, came into A ~ ~ al prsEio
their own at the annual All-Campus I $: *
Wrestling Tourney which ended yes-
terday trn y a oield ye. FINAL pre-Christmas swing a- Ufer clipped off,,a torrid 50.1 in the
The 121, 155, 165 and 175-pound. ound Michigan's Sports Scene: 440, which is faster than any Wol-
division titles were decided afterthe Wolverine gridmen Bob Westfall verine trackman has ever done be-
other four weight grops had been and Bob Ingalls will winter in New fore Christmas . . . Capt. Al Piel
run off Wednesday. Orleans rather than California . and sophomore Len Alkon have
run!ote Wenesay. the All-Star East vs. West game will both done 6.4 seconds for the 60-
Mike Rolak earned his right to the be staged down in the Mardi Gras at- yard dash, tying the best previous
121 pound crown by decisively out- mosphere Jan. 3 as part of a double mark, while Frank Mcarthy's 8.3
pointing Harvey Littleton, 10-3. climax to a week-lng Sugar Bowl performance in the 65-yard highs
At 155 pounds, stocky Mike Her- presentation of outstanding sports is the best since Elmer Gedeon's
witz got the decision in ahard- events . . . the two Michigan men championship days.
fought battle with Bob Allen, 7-3. are part of the 22-man East squad. BOB SEGULA'S 12 foot 6 inch pole
Both boys showed power and skill in Bob Kolesar, outstanding Michi- vault equals any of the last three
this match which was probably the 'gan guard for the past two years, years before Christmas . . . Chuck
best in the tourney for pure wrestling received a bid to the North-South Pinney's 7.6second strial in th 65-
technique.( game.. which was fine except1 yard lows, George Ostroot's 44, foot
Coffield Pins O'Neill I he's only a junior and therefore i% nc fh shot put, and the perform-
Don O'Neill, at 155, succumbed to ineligible for it . . , the game com- five men, four of them sopho-
some fast and clever grappling by i recognized his ability but mores in the two mile also stand out.
i, is l t di yb Michigan's baseball coach, Ray
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Taking their second match of the
season, the NROTC rifle team edged
out a Naval ROTC squad from Yale
by a score of 885 to 870 in a recent
postal match, the results of which
have just been received.
Shooting for the Michigan team,

Michigan NROTC Shooters Down Yale

which opened its season Friday with
an 1800-1779 win over Rensselaer,
was Mort Hunter, '44, top scorer for
the squad with a mark of 183, Art
Thomson, '44E, Allen Lewis, '45E.
Harry Miller, '44E, and Bob Martelli,
'44E.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
Indiana 47, U.C.L.A. 33
Olivet 43, Hillsdale 23
Central Mich. 48, G. Rapids U. 29,

PAUL SOBEK>
Niemiera, a sophomore, at forwards;
Bob Faught, a six foot five inch soph-
omore, at center; and Bob Rerisberger
and Cy Singer, both juniors, at guard.
Sure of seeing plenty of action are
George Sobek, a two year letterman,!
who has not yet rounded into shape,I
Capt. Art Pope, and Frank Quinn,
senior center. Sobek has only scored
six points in the four games the Irish
have played and is far below his form
of last season.
The two teams will be evenly
matched in height, both, averaging
about six foot two.

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TomL~oiiea i Le a ernoon's
shortest match, a fall in 1:56. Cof-
field's tricky nelsons were a little too
much for O'Neill, who, nevertheless,
put up a game fight, showing plenty
of stamina.
In the last match of the tourney,
for the 165 pound championshilY,
Tom Mueller beat ex-Varsity man,
Ralph Turner, 6-5, in an overtime
thiller .
Winners in Wednesday's final
matches were Dick Kopel in the 128;
pound class by virtue of a fall over
Maury Anderson in 7:37; Ray Mur-
ray in the 136 pound group by drop-
ping Louis Rudle in 8:48 and Johnny{
Green in the unlimited division who
nosed out an 8-6 decision over Emil,
Lockwoock
Mel Becker Only Repeater
The only repeater in this tourney
from last year was Mel Decker in the
145 pound frame. He won his sec-
ond straight title with a 7-4 verdict
over plucky George McIntyre, who
gave him a real tussle before losing.
Champions of each division were
awarded gold medals emblematic of
the All-University intramural wrest-
ling titles. I.
Varsity mat coach Cliff Keen, who
conducted the two-day affair which
takes place each year, said after-
ward that the meet was a big suc-
cess and may provide some future
Varsity material, besides those team
tryouts who were in the meet.

BILL COMBS, last year's wrestling
captain, has left for Texas and'
is en route somewhere right now
. . . but before going he entered
the Midwest AAU wrestling meet in
Chicago last weekend . . . grappling
in the heavyweight division, Combs,
a 155-pounder, amazed everyone
with his speed and versatility which
carried him to the finals . . "Wild
Bill" bounced one hulking heavy-1
weight in short order, had another4
285 pound matman forfeit to him,
and was finally beaten only in two
overtimes by 225-pound Italo Rossi
of Purdue.
It was by only a 3.4 second time
advantage that Combs finally
bowed . . . now he enlists in the
Fleet Marine Corps and wrestles
the little fellows.
CHUCK EPPERSON, senior bas-
ketball ace at Wisconsin, played
against Bob Westfall in three sports
in high school . . . the outstanding
Badger cager who was a vital cog in
the Cardinals' drive to a National
Collegiate championship last year,
received his high school training at,
Jackson . . . one of his teammates
was Fred Janke, captain of Michi-
gan's 1938 grid team.
Some outstanding performances
have been turned in by Coach Ken
Doherty's trackmen in pre-Christ-
mas time trials . . . junior Bob

Fisher, was confind to bed at his
!home yesterday following an eye in-
jury incurred Thursday . . . a ball
thrown in Yost Field House at an
informal practice struck him just
above the left eyeball . . . X-rays
have been taken to determine the
extent of the injury . . . Ray's tgeth
and jaw are still numb.
Three more basketball games and
the cover will be closed on Michi-
gan's sports book for 1941 . . . the
final statistics have not been re-
corded yet, but it has certainlyf
been one of the most outstanding
in Wolverine athletic history.
Avery Merry Christmas and a joy-
ful New Year to all.
'Zupp' Reported Seeking
Coaching Spot At Miami
COPUMBUS, 0.,. Dec. 18.-(P)-.-
Robert Zuppke, who resigned as foot-
ball coach at the University of Illi-
nois Nov. 17, has applied for the head
coaching job at Miami University,
Oxford, 0., it was reported in well-
informed quarters tonight.
Zuppke said upon his retirement-
which ended a career started atIlli-
nois in 1913-that he did not intend
to seek another coaching job, and
that he probably would devote his full
time to painting .and farming.

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you closer to the things you
want than you have ever been
before. May you have health,
wealth and happiness. This is

During the Christmas vacation, the
Wolverines will play four opponents,
three on foreign courts and one here
in Ann Arbor.
Varsity Meets Butler
The first of these four battles will
find Michigan pitted against a strong
Butler UJniversity quintet at Indian-
apolis on Dec. 29..Butler is situated
right in the hotbed of Indiana bas-
ketball teams, and year after year
they come up with great ,teams.
On Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, the
MQize anj Blue will take part in a
double-header basketball game in
Milwaukee, and their opponent will be
Marquette. The other half of the
twin bill will be a contest between
Wisconsin and Princeton.
The Hilltoppers are good again this
year and Coach Bill Chandler of Mar-
quette is planning to start an all-
sophomore quintet against Michigan.
Coach Oosterbaan's cagers will re-
turn to Ann Arbor on Jan. 3 to face
their first Big Ten opponent, Iowa.
When school reopens on Jan. 5, the
Wolverines will bq at Lafayette, In-
diana, battling Purdue's Boilermak-
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under Coach Ward Lambert.
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Sport A Futt
By BART JENKS
Michigan may have a Varsity fenc-
ing team in the not too distant fu-
ture-at least that is the goal of the
30 men who practice three times a
week at the Sports Building.
This year promises to be the best
yet for student fencers. Scimitar,
national honorary rencing society,
has organized a team of its mem-
bers here with the result that for
the first time a group of University
fencers will be able to meet outside
opponents. In fact, the team will
be one of a six team league including.
Olivet, -Michigan State, Wayne, the
Grosse Pointe Sword Club, and the
Sally de Tuscan Club.1
Preparing the team for its first
meet on Jan. 18 are Ray Chambers
and Johnny Dreher, both of !whom
are fencers with considerable experi-
ence. According to Chambers, the
meets will include duels with the.
foil, saber, and epee with the num-
ber of duels dependent on the amount
and quality of material.
With Chambers, his brother, Pearce
and Dreher as playing coaches, the
Puck Team To Play.
Huskies In January
Resuming hostilities before the
end of vacation, the Michigan hockey
team will meet a strong aggregation
from Michigan Tech on Jarguary
third and fifth on the Tech ice at
Houghton.
The Wolverine puckmen will re-
turn to Ann Arbor, on Dec. 30 to
practice for their first encounters
of the season with the Huskies.
Coach Eddie Lowrey will have his
boys working at top speed in prepar-
ation for the two contests in which
the Michigan team will attempt to
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