Wr¢wtYDAY. MAinCH 25,1942 u IIIGNFAL ~~ TR~
By BOB SHOPOFF
Biggest news out of yesterday's
baseball practice is that Coach Ray
Fisher will probably take the squad
outdoors today. . . if the weather
holds out, Ray will see his desires for
an early spring granted. It will be the
first time in history that the team
has practiced outside the Field Housef
before going South. Yesterday work-
men were busy rolling the diamond
and getting the field in shape.r
Just as soon as Fisher gets hisf
crew outdoors he will have a good
idea what to expect from this year's
squad and who to use in the posi-
tions vacated by last year's gradua-
tion . . . namely first, second, short
stop and right field. The crafty base-l
ball mentor is pleased with the phy-;
sical condition of the players . . . for
this time of year they look good. ;
Fisher took time out from practice
yesterday long enough to mention
that "a couple of days outside and
we'll give those Southern teams a
good run for their ball games." He
went on to say that he didn't think
the shortened trip through Dixie
would hurt the squad any because
Michigan doesn't face any tough
Conference teams until later in the
season. This year's spring tour had
to be cut short because vacation was
Irving Boim, sophomore hurler,
was faster yesterday than he has
been in practice so far . . . Fisher
has greathopes for this boy. His
buddies have nick-named him "Pro."
Don Boor was absent from practice
yesterday . . . he was having his con-'
tact glasses corrected as they have
hampered his batting. Don is battling
Duane Pagel for the first base post.
0 1 S
To Take First
Michigan, Victor For Past
Eight Years, To Defend
Crown Over Weekend
PO R TFO L I O By HOE SELTZER
From time to time in this column
mention has been made of a wrestling
aggregation stemming from the
y*" Tough Grid Schedule A head Southwest plains known as Okla-
homa A&M. Always this name has
* Men Urged To Participate been set down in a surrounding aura
of respect and downright awe. And
UU UAW ~TUTU d~'..There's why:
By HAL WILSON At 2 p.m. Friday up at East Lan-
r, l*sinL the Okie boys will set forth to
Sixth Straight Mat Title
individual national crowns last year. other. Thus, as in the old Greek
And it is a rumor so widespread as to phalanx, there are always men to
warrant being credited that at that breach gaps opened in the front line
institution the men stand three deep
in each division with only the light- That Greek phalanx was invincible
est shade of difference in mat prow- in its time. So is its Oklahoma A&M
ess separating them one from the counterpart today.
By BUD HENDEL IDaily Sports Eaior
Crafty Matthew Mann, with the * * * .
faint hope of victory still smoldering
in his breast, will lead a 10-man cara- HE DETROIT NEWSPAPER photographers are beginning to commute
van of Michigan mermen aboard the between Cadillac Square and Ferry Field's practice gridiron again with
Trans-Atlantic Limited at 3:52 p.i. the advent of spring football drills-and this year far more new faces than
today and a revenge-seeking crew of
Wolverines will be off for Harvard, usual are being splashed with printers' ink.
site of the National Collegiate Swim- Those two perennial headaches to all coaching staffs, injury and j
The Maize and Blue tankmcnw.ll ineligibility, have been far overshadowed this year by a third emergency j
arrive in the New England metropo- problem which takes the form of a Mickey Finn to all hopes of squad j
lis of Boston at 10:25 a.m. tomorrow strength and deep reserve material, the nation's need for manpower.
and will go immediately to their
headquarters in the Kenmore Hotel. r HIS DRAIN of athletes from collegiate ranks is vital, of course, to the
From there it is but a short 15 min- nation's welfare and by all means essential and right. Furthermore,
ute ride to the Crimson campus and stemming from this situation-in which more varsity performers are enter-
the Harvard Pool where Michigan ing military service daily-is an open invitation to all men, previously
will put its title on the block, with camped on the sidelines for various reasons, now to come out and make
a rampaging gang of Yale natators their bids for a berth on varsity teams.
favored to be the triumphant bidder.
Wolverines Defending Champs There is a marvelous opportunity opening up for men who felt, perhaps,
For eight long years themenofthat they weren't quite good enough for big-time competition. Current
Mann have worn the crown that trends indicate (1) that the enlarged program of collegiate varzity sports
symbolizes national supremacy. For will not slacken in war time, and (2) that much of the talent which has
eight long years Michigan has beaten previously comprised the various teams will be manning ships, planes, tanks
off'all challenges for nationwide rule. and guns either now or soon.
And now#it appears that the Wol-
verine reign is doomed to come to ail This puts the issue squarely up to new manpower, new prospective
end. varsity performers. It is with this in mind that Athletic Director Fritz
A new champion, the Bulldog of Crisler now urges all interested men-with or without football back-
Yale, is expected to be crowned Sat- ground provided they are motivated by a sincere desire-to report for
urday night. Coach Bob Kiphuth's spring football immediately.
Elis have been conceded the title by
every expert and fan in the country, TAKE A LOOK at Michigan's 1942 grid schedule as announced by Fritz
and from Friday's first event to Sat- yesterday:
urday's last, the meet looks to be a
runaway exhibition of Yale power Sept. 26 Great Lakes here Oct. 31 Illinois here
and balance. Oct. 3 Michigan State here Nov. 7 Harvard here
But despite the almost insur- Oct. 10 Iowa Naval Cadets away Nov. 14 Notre Dame away
mountable odds facing them, it will Oct. 17 Northwestern here Nov. 21 Ohio State away
be a determined squad of Wolverine
swimmers that pulls aboard the crack Oct. 24 Minnesota away Nov. 28 Iowa here
Trans-Atlantic Limited today. Al-
radysdefean ted ytheEisin t a al- One of the toughest schedules in Michigan's entire football history,
meet, and rated just an even chance this revised 10-game slate shapes up as particularly formidable in the
to finish as high as second against first half. The first, quintet of opponents looks from this distance quite
Ohio State and Princeton, the Mann- a bit stronger than the last five. This means, of course, that a great
men will seek to show one and all, deal of the basic groundwork must be laid this spring.
that it takes speedy swimming, not I
past records, to defeat a Michigan 1ICHIGAN is particularly fortunate in obtaining the star-studded Great
team. Lakes aggregation for the opener. Undoubtedly the sporting eyes of
Yale Top-Heavy Favorites the entire nation will be focused on Ann Arbor that day. The game wil
That they will need every ounce serve as the initial test tube in the Navy's greatly expanded sports pro-
of determination cannot be denied. gram, and interest throughout the country will naturally be at fever pitch
win their sixth National Collegiate
mat title in a row, and there is every
indication that they will come
through with their perennial tri-
umph. This year's team is not one
whit inferior to its predecessors
which have piled up a record that
bids fair to put all other sport records
to ignominious shame.
In the past 25 years Oklahoma
teams have won 146 meets, lost five
and tied four S.ince 1922 they have
lost just one contest, in 1937, and
since that unfortunate occurrence
they have built up a chain of 34 con-
secutive dual meet triumphs.
During this quarter century of un-
paralleled performance the Oklaho-
mans were undefeated throughout 21
seasons and walked off with 18 Na-
tional Collegiate team titles.
This astounding record will bear
down but lightly on the shoulders of
the 1942 Aggie octet as they once
again approach payoff time. Each
man is healthily confident that the
team's winning of a sixth straight
crown comes under the head of the
inevitable. And their record this year
to date offers indisputable evidence
to corroborate this attitude.
Cliff Keen named January's Mid-
west Invitational meet the toughest
mat tournament of the year barring
the Nationals. In this bitterly-fought
meet there were 20 titles to be won.
Oklahoma A&M nabbed 18 of them.
Aggies Are Ready Again
That's exhibit A. Exhibit B is the
meet with Michigan State last month.
A year ago the Spartans ended up
in No. 2 spot in the Nationals and
this season they are stronger than
that. But East Lansing bowed to
Stillwater, Okla., 19-15, the night
The closing clincher to the argu-
ment that it looks like the Okies by
a couple of touchdowns is a quick
t slant at their personnel.
There are three returning national
champs. Buddy Arndt at 145 is one,
you read about him yesterday. Mid-
dIe weight Virgil Smith is another,
and 155 pounder Vern Logan rounds
out the trio. Logan snagged his na-
tional title in 1940 and didn't com-
pete at all last year.
Oklahoma won five of the eight
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Yale has vanquished every opponent
by lop-sided scores, and is not expec-
ted to ease up now when it is facing
its biggest test. The Elis have never
won a National Collegiate champion-
ship. But every indication P1ints to
a Bulldog triumph this weekend.
And as Michigan battles to retain'
its slipping crown and Yale fights to
grasp it, more than one record may
fall during the struggle. The Har-1
vard Pool is fast, one of the nation's
fastest, and with stars from over 30
schools entered, the winners may be
forced to record-breaking perfor -
ances before victory is ensnared.
Mermen In Excellent Shape
Many observers feel that the Wol-
verines shot their bolt in the dual
meet encounter with the Bulldogs.
An interesting question: upon which side of the stadium will Fritz
C'ris ler be sitting Sept. 26? Most experts will bet that he'll be doing his
worrying from the Eastern bench, coaching the Sailors.
Success On lennis Courts
Can Be Credited To Coach Leroy Weir
There s a
. Military snap and swagger.
Soft comfort built in by that
master of smooth fit-W lk.
Over. Antiqued tan.
115 South Main
Others feel that they are just hitting
their peak. The swimmers themselves
don't know. Their time-trials are
good, their shape is excellent. If
sometime this weekend they find that
certain spark which has been lack-
ing most of the year, their physical
condition may pay off rich dividends.
The ten mermen who will make the
trip are: Capt. Dobson Burton, Gusj
Sharemet, John Sharemet, Strother1
Martin, Dick Ried, Jim Skinner,I
Jack Patten, Lou Kivi, Walt Stew-1
art and Alex Canja.
All eligible second semester
freshmen and sophomores inter -
ested in becoming football mana-
gers get in touch with Jim Kline
at 2-4481 immediately.
Jim Kline, head Manager
By DICK SIMON
Much of Michigan's success on the
tcnnif courts the last few years cancdhW
be cr'edited to Coach Leroy Weir
now beginning his fifth season as
Wolverine net mentor.
Coming to Ann Arbor in 1938, un-y
heralded and a practical unknown
as far as coaching was concerned,
Weir lifted the Wolverine squad from
the depths of the Big Ten standings
and in the short space of four years
brought the Maize and Blue to its
first Western Conference net cham- $
Weir's first year at Michigan found
the Wolverines finishing their dual
i meet season with 11 victories and
eight defeats and ending up eighth
in the Big Ten, but the next season, I
1939, he piloted the netters into
third place in the Conference and
their record showed 17 on the win COACH LEROY WEIR
side of the ledger and three in the
Came 1940 and injuries plagued season with just 11 triumphs and
the Varsity tennis team so muchfive setbacks.
that they slipped to fourth place in But the fruits of victory were not
the title matches and wound up the to be denied the hard-working net
mentor and his Wolverine racquet
squad went through its most success-
ful season last year. It took the
Western Conference crown, winning
two individual titles and garnering
16 points, and won 17 of its 20 dual
As an athlete, Weir has one of the
most brilliant records on the Michigan
coaching staff. At Wooster College,
he won letters in basketball and ten-
nis and captained the net squad in
his senior year.
In 1928 he held the Illinois State
fnd Chicago City championships as
ell as capturing the Province of
Manitoba, Canada, title which he
hed through 1930. He held the
CI:veland City crown for several
years and won the Ohio State cham-
pionship in 1934.
But his accomplishments aren't
confined to the tennis courts as he
is well-known for his ability as a
squash player. At one time or an-
other he held the Cleveland City.
Ohio State and Western titles, and in
1938 he climaxed his squash career
by gaining the final round in the
National squash tournament.
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