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L~T3i.NVUAUY 24, 194,

THE MICHIG(AN D~AILY

Wisconsin

Cagers

Inflict

58-36

Defeat

ia
ti

Mat Coaches'
Battle Of Wits
Decided Meet
By HOE SELTZER
All right, folks, I'll tell you how
it was.
You're all wondering of course why
it was that Cliff Keen shuffled some
of his men around Saturday night
and had them wrestle in abnormal
weight divisions. It tends to make
one confused, you say. And especial-
ly, why of all things did he pull Jim
Galles down to the middleweight
class and then have to toss a mere
155 pounder to . the light-heavy-
weight lion?
Very Confusin' Stuff
To answer things in order: First of
all it is admittedly very confusing for
the fans to show up at a meet and
find the boys wrestling in different
divisions than announced. And it
only adds to the general melee when
this conscientious but sloppy scribe
inadvertently jazzes up the pound-
age figures a couple of times in his
stories.
But Cliff Keen's very idea was to
confuse-to confuse Coach Fenley
Collins of Michigan State to such an
extent that- he would waste his strong
men against stronger Michigan men
wherever possible and thus by chi-
canery make it possible to weazel out
a Wolverine victory over a potential-
ly stronger team.,
Which would have succeeded ad-
mirably but for the fact that State's
Mr. Collins is himself a very tricky
fellow when it comes to juggling his
material about. And this brings us
down to the second question, viz, why
Galles was wasted on a clambaker
and made it then necessary to sacri-
fice Mary Becker to Johnny Spalink
at 175 pounds. Why didn't Cliff en-
ter them in reverse order and there-
by at least tie, and quite probably
win, the meet?
The answer is simple. Because he
couldn't.
Significant Statement
Look. The home team has to put
its -man on the mat first. Mark this
statement well. It is vibrant with
meaning.
Last Tuesday night when the Spar-
tans met Kansas State, Johnny Spa-
link wrestled at.165 pounds. So Cliff
sent Galles onto the mat Saturday
for the 165-pound set-to-fully ex-
pecting Spalink to face him a mo-
ment later.
And the Michigan mentor states
that when he saw a strange duker
hop on the mat against Galles in-
stead of Spalink, he suffered a mild
case of angina pectoris as he realized
that the fox had been outfoxed. Jim
would have a picnic with this dark
horse, sure, but the man Spalink
would bring home to Mr. Collins the
points needed to sew up the meet.
And all because it was a home meet
and Cliff had to show his hand fist.
It is easy to understand why he
would like nothing better than a
return match with the Spartans. Up
at East Lansing, that is.
Big T en
Basketball.. .
Maroons Drop Sixth ...
CHICAGO, Jan. 19.-(P)-Minne-
sota handed Chicago its sixth con-
secutive defeat in the Big Ten basket-
ball race tonight, 52 to 28. It was
the fifth victory in six games for the
Gophers, who returned to second
place in the race.

Illini Still Tops .. .
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 19.-(P)--
Illinois retained its lead in the Big
Ten basketball race tonight by de-
feating Iowa 42 to 35 in a wild and
wooly game in which the lead
changed hands seven times. It was
the fifth straight victory for the
Illini.
Buckeyes Beat 'Cats .. .
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 20.-()-A
vastly improved Ohio State Univer-
sity cage team, sparked by guard Max
Gegowetz' 16 points, won its second
straight Western Conference game
tonight, beating Northwestern 51 to
41 before a crowd of 3,291 in the
Coliseum here.
THE JOHN MARSHALL

Victors Paced
By John Kotz
With 21]Points
Michigan Never Has Lead
In Fifth Big Ten Loss;
Mandler Leads Varsity
(Continued from Page 1)
Connachie at guards. This was a new
starting line-up, and was vastly dif-
ferent from the one which had
started against Northwestern and
had netted Michigan its first 1942
Big Ten victory just one week ago.
Harold Foster also experimented
with his Wisconsin cagers by starting
a team that had very little practice
working as one unit. Kotz and Bob
Sullivan were at the forward spots,
Patterson at center, and Fred Rehm
and Bob Alwin at the guard positions.
Until the last two games Foster had
found it difficult to find men who
tould work as a unit and consistently
get the ball of f the backboard. His
problems seemed to be solved tonight
in the form of Kotz and Patterson
who kept control of the ball most of
the time.
Tonight's victory brought the Bad-
gers to the even .500 mark and the
defeat dropped the Wolverines to .167
and next to last place in the Big Ten
standings.
Immediately following the game,
the Wolverines set out for Ann Arbor
where they will prepare for Satur-
day's battle with Ohio State's Buck-
eyes who chalked up their second
straight win r tonight by whipping
Northwestern, 51-41.

tmo~i-il liJ7h2?ihU2hl

Hockey Ted I I jors IneAs,
D raws~ F ilithIl iNEW YORI. Jan. 19.--())-The
O f major leagues are going to have more
B and Of Fans night games this year, but they are
still in the dark, in a manner of
speaking, on the details.
Crowd Anticipates Rough There was a general belief today
TI.d ( os her FerIthat t;whol eproblem now is up to
-t Comm issioner Kenesaw M. Landis,
Wolveiine .l( iid l"Illy who is wintering in Florida, and that
(Mks Peterson is the only feinin~hie le Iwould shortly poll the 16 big lea-
member of The Daily sports staff. As ue clubs by mail to arrive at a pro-
such she is of course a rather more!gram
hardened individual than her fellow- Fourteen night games at home for
women, but nonetheless Pete is as each of the 11 clubs having lighted
yet not wholly inured to the sight of parks seems probable, but President
arena of sport.) Roosevelt's suggestion last Friday
that more night games be played has
By JO ANN PETERSON opened up some additional possibili-
Michigan hockey fans have had ties.
the rather doubtful pleasure this year One of the most novel of these is
of seeing their team matched against ( the desire of the Boston Red Sox,
teams which have left nothing to who have no lights, to play twilight
the imagination. These assorted ice games. Owner Tom Yawkey is vaca-
crews have smeared the Varsity sextet tioning at his hunting preserve in
with unparalleled precision and vigor, South Carolina and nothing definite
and have piled up scores that look has been done, but other executives
rather hopeless in the records. of the Red Sox have been giving the
I It may be a tribute to the hockey matter consideration.
team and it may be a tribute to the -_-_- _ -
eternal hope of the spectators, but it
would seem that despite the several
setbacks suffered by the pucksters
this year, they still have a faithful
following who turn up promptly at
the games and fight through every
minute of the gory battles with the
Eteam.

JOHNNY KOTZ

CHUCK EPPERSON

Tsk, Tsk! Number Five On Debit Side

WISCONSIN (58) FG
Sullivan, f ....... 2
K otz, f ........... 8
Epperson, f ...... 3
Patterson, c .......4
Scott, c ..........1
Kitchen, e........1
Rehm, g .........I
Alwin, g.I........1
Scheiwe, g ........4
T s.-
Totals . . . .. .,25

FT PF
0 1
5 2
1 0
0 2
0 0
0 1
0 1
0 0
2 0

TP
4
21
7
8
2
2
2
-2
10

MICHIGAN (36) FG
Cartmill, f .......4
Gibert, f ..........3
Shemky, f........0
Comin, f .........1
Mandler, r. ...... 3
Antle, c ..........2
Doyle, g .......... 2
MacConnachie, g . 0
Totals .......15

FT
0
0
0
01
2
1
0
6

PF
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
3
7

TP
8
63
0
2
9
6
5i
0
_
36 1

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e
.
.
M

8 7 58

Half Time Score: Wisconsin 24, Michigan 12.
Free throws missed: Kotz, Gibert, Mandler, Antle

Swimmers To Battle First Top-Flight
Foe In Meet With Buckeyes Saturday

By BUD HENDEL
Having swept aside all other en-'
tries, namely Michigan State and
Wayne University, as they churned
their way to three titles in the State
AAU Meet Saturday night, Michi-
gan's swimming team will face its
first top-flight opponent of the sea-
son when it battles the invading
forces of Ohio State here Saturday.
As far as the results in the trio of
.championship races staged in East
Lansing this past week-end were
concerned, the Spartans and Tartars
may have just as well gone wading.
The events were strictly no contest
as the Wolverines, without even ex-
tending themselves, chalked up un-
disputed triumphs.
Wolverines Never Headed
From the first duel of the night,
the National AAU Junior Medley Re-
lay Championship, the Maize and
Blue forces were never headed. Coach
Matt Mann entered backstroker Dick
Riedl, breaststroker Tommy Wil-
liams, and freestyler Jack Patten,
and this trio of water splashers gave
the Michigan aggregation its first
crown of the new year, winning in
3:04.5.
But despite this, it was the only
title race of the night in which the
Wolverines had to go all out for vic-
tory. Riedl gave Williams a six-yard
lead, but the blonde Michigan utility

man was unable to hold it in face
of the furious assault unleashed by
Wayne's Victor Dene, and when Pat-
ten plunged into the pool he was two
yards in arrears of the Tartar Ray
Nivers. The big junior had his work
cut out for him and he responded
with everything he had. When the
race was over Jack had touched out
Nivers after staging an uphill fight
all the way,
No More Close Races
After that, though the Maize and
Blue tankers didn't even let the other
entries come close. In the next title!
event, the 100-yard backstroke for
the State AAU crown, Riedl, taking
an early lead which was never
threatened, finished first ahead of
teammates Ted Horlenko and John-
ny Weise. The rest of the field had
to be content with the last three
places as the Michigan ace churned
the distance in 1:41.4.
Then to further display the com-
plete supremacy of the Wolverines,
Capt. Dobby Burton, Patten, and
Gus Sharemet garnered the first
three spots in the 100-yard freestyle
State AAU championship event, with
the Michigan leader finishing in 54.8.
The only sad note struck by the
mermen was their failure to place a
man outside of freshman Mert
Church in the finals of the 50-yard
freestyle handicap. But taking into
consideration the large handicaps
which Burton, Patten and Sharemet

had to spot their opponents, the lack
of success is easily understandable.
Needless to say, Coach Matt Mann
was well pleased with the perfor-
mances turned in by his charges.
Probably most heartening result of
all to the Wolverine mentor was the
almost blanket finish by the three
freestylers in the 100, which fore-
casts nothing but trouble for future
contestants in the 400-yard freestyle
relay when they encounter the well-
balanced strength of the Michigan
aggregation.

Fanatical Rooters
Basketball fans are noisy but aimi-
able; swimming fans are tense but
nonetheless friendly; and most other
sports command a rather cheerful
group of spectators. However, the
hockey team inspires a morbid group
of rooters. They are out for blood,
and they prophesy dire things for
the opponents who are unkind
enough to knock a Michigan player
off his feet.
During the Illinois game Saturday
night several members of the visit-
ing team were greeted with such
charming nicknames as "gangster,"
"thug," "rat" and various other un-
printable appellations. It wasn't that
the Illinois team was a particularly
unattractive group, but the fans
wanted to see their team win-and
they were plenty excited.
Although he greets visiting teams
with unpleasant yells, and horrible
oaths, the Michigan hockey rooter is
positively adoring when he is shout-
ing for the Wolverine players. He
blissfully croons for "Black Rudy"
Reichert to get busy, and cheers
"Goldie" Goldsmith on with fanatical
shouts when he picks his sadly bat-
tered frame off the ice. Each time
goalie Hank Loud makes a save the
rooters speak to him individually,
thanking and congratulating him, as
if he had saved their lives. Likewise,
when Loud is unable to prevent the
puck from going into the net they
encourage him with mournful crics
of "That's o.k. boy. You won't let
another one get by you."
Determined Following
It's rather nice to see a team which
has run up against really tough op-
position have such a determined fol-
lowing. There's only one thing. It's
a small nucleus of people who watch
those games and although they are
intensely interested and are certain-
ly the most loyal of fans, there aren't
enough of them to fill up those
bleachers at the Coliseum.
Although the scores would seem to
point out that the games aren't
worth seeing, they are really some of
the most exciting exhibitions of skat-
ing and stick handling round about.
What they need is not stronger, but
more universal support.

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