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Fighting Illini Sextet
Whips Wolverines, 6-0
Coupe Scores Hat Trick To Pace Visitors;
Loud Stars for Michigan, Stops 48 Attempts

Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN, Feb. 25.-- The Uni-
versity of Illinois hockey team took
a six to nothing victory here tonight
from a fighting Michigan sextet, in
the first of a two game series.
The Wolverine Goalie, Capt. Hank
Loud, played a brilliant defensive
game as he turned away 48 Illini
thrusts at his goal.
The win gave the Illini a Confer-
ence record of two victories and three
defeats. Three of the Illinois goals
were scored, by Henry Coupe, sopho-
more center.
Capt. Loud turned in a magnifi-
cent performance at the net all eve-
ning for the Wolverines. The Illini
failed to pierce his defense in the

first period, but roared back in the
two final stanzas to score six goals.
The first goal came after 2:09 of
the second period, with Coupe slip-
ping the puck in unassisted. Glenn
Rolle gave the Illini a 2-0 lead a few
minutes later when he scored during
a scramble in front of the Wolver-
ines' net.
Michigan threatened the Illinoisj
goal several times during this period,
on one occasion, faking goalie Tom
Krakas entirely out of position,
Dance missing the goal by inches.
Going into the final stanza Coupe
scored unassisted after only 20 sec-
onds had elapsed.
Same Old Story

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A young man's fancy lightly
turns to serious thoughts
of engagement and marriage.
May we suggest that you
inspect our very fine collec-
tion of diamonds before you

First Period Scoring-None.
Second Period Scoring-Illinois:
Coupe (unassisted) 2:09; Rolle (Bes-
sone, Coupe) 7:44; Rolle (Bessone)
Third Period Scoring - Illinois:
Coupe (Rolle, Benson) :30; Bessone
(Coupe, Rolle) 9:19; Coupe (Rolle,
Benson) 13:15.
LaMotta To Face
Robinson Tonight
In Ten-Rounder
DETROIT, Feb. 25.- (P)- Ray
(Sugar) Robinson, an uncrowned
welterweight, and Jacob La Motta;
an unranked middleweight., collide
tomorrow night in a ten-round show-
down match that has aroused the
Detroit fight public into putting
more money on the line than Joe
Louis drew for his sole home town
indoor heavyweight title defense.
With a sellout.of Olympia Stadium
expected almost hourly, matchmaker
Nick Landes visioned an $80,000 gate
for the third meeting of the two New
Yorkers-the skinny Robinson, one
of the game's most talented work-
men, and pudgy but durable La Mot-
tta, who ended Sugar Ray's 129 fight
winning streak here three weeks ago.

Neither Team
Given Edge
In Dual Meet
Tonight's Result Will
Preview Big Ten Title;
Ufer Favored in 440
Daily Sports Editor!
Key to the solution of who will
wear the 1943 Western Conference
track crown this year may be offered
fans tonight at 7:15 when the dyna-
mite-laden Michigan and Ohio State
cinder squads clash at Yost Field
House in the most important dual
meet of the current campaign.
There is little to choose between
the invading Buckeyes who are grim-
ly hanging onto the 1942 indoor title,
and Coach Ken Doherty's great ar-
ray of running talent. Both teams
handed Michigan State beatings by
almost similar margins, and come
into tonight's battle on even terms.
Preview of Conference
Since both the defending cham-
pions and the powerhouse Wolverines
are picked to sweep a majority of
the first places at Chicago March
5-6 in the Conference meet, there is
every indication that the meet here
will be a preview of next month's
Close followers of track have pre-
dicted that Ohio State will enter the
final event-the mile relay-with an
advantage of several points over the
Maize and Blue. Knowing that both
State and Michigan are traditionally
powerful in the mile relay, fans can
expect a terrific struggle for the vital
five points that would mean victory.
Ufer May Star
A meeting between these tradition-
al rivals has usually resulted in new
records, and tonight's battle is no
different. Three meet records and
possibly two Field House marks ap-
pear headed for discard.
It is only natural that the center
of interest will be the 440-yard dash
in which Bob Ufer, holder of the
national indoor quarter-mile record
at :48.1, is picked to edge out the
Buckeyes' Rex Owen. The meet rec-
ord of :49.7, held by Ufer, and the
Field House mark of :49-1, carried
jointly by Ufer and Pittsburgh's
Johnny Woodruff, may not last the
night. Owen is outdoor Conference
Matthews in 880
Of almost equal interest will be
the inevitable clash in the half-mile
between Michigan Captain Dave Rat-
thews and State's Johnny Jones. The
meet record of 1:56, held jointly by
Dye Hogan and Johnny Kautz of
Michigan, will definitely go. Mat-
thews has run 1:54.6 this year. Michi-
gan's Johnny Roxborough may sur-
prise by pushing Jones into third
place. He has hit 1:55.1 and is cap-
able of even better.
Michigan holds a slight edge in
the mile relay on the basis of bet-
ter times turned in this season. The
Maize and Blue guartet hit 3:22.8 in
the dual meet with Michigan State,
and 3:23.2 at the Spartan Relay Car-
nival. Ohio hasn't come near that all
Is Dupre Ready?
Coach Doherty will probably pick
Ufer, Jim Sears, Willis Glas and
Lenie Alkon. If pushed this Wolver-
ine team can break 3:21. There is a
possibility that Ufer may have to
make up a deficit against Owen in
the afichor leg. The meet record of
3:19.8 is not in danger.
If State's Dallas Dupre is fully
recovered from a recent leg injury

Keep Your Eye on Him

Off the Cage Bandwagon
Two more games remain on Michi-
gan's 1942-43 Western Conference
schedule and every indication points
to this season as the worst in Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan's five-year reign,
and probably the most disastrous in
University history. With only Chicago
and Northwestern slated for Ann Ar-
bor appearances tomorrow and Mon-
day night, respectively, we can hard-
ly be expected to do better than
THREE victories and NINE defeats.
Michigan hasn't had a cham-
pionship cage quintet since the
1929-30 season. In the five years
that Bennie has handled cage
forturnes at Michigan, the Wolver-
ines have won 22 and lost 39 in the
Conference. A breakdown by sea-
sons is interesting. In the 1938-39
campaign, the team won four and
lost eight; in the 1939-40, won
six and lost six; in 1940-41, won
five and lost seven; in 1941-42,
won five and lost 10; and up to
date this season, won two and
lost eight.
When Bennie wore the Maize and
Blue in the 20's, he was one of the
Conference's top cagers. Besides
being a cage great, Bennie won nine'
Michigan letters, one of the few Wol-
verines to accomplish the trick. And
this likeable Wolverine has made a
name for himself as Michigan end
We had a long talk with Bennie
during yesterday's practice session.
In the course of our conversation
we discussed the fast break, mater-
ial at Michigan, the team's lack of
success, and the current Confer-
end compaign.

"What's wrong with the team this
year?" we asked Bennie. The good-
natured cage mentor wasn't sure.
"There are a lot of things I could
say, but none of them would seem to
hold any water under present con-
ditions." We didn't push Bennie any
further on that subject.
However, Athletic Director Fritz
Crisler hit the nail on the head
when he said that Illinois, Indiana
and Wisconsin were the hottest
teams in the Conference, and prob-
ably the best quintets the Big Ten
has seen in many years. North-
western should also rank up there,
although Crisler left the Wildcats
out because he hadn't yet seen
them in action.
What about the fast break? Any-
one interested -in basketball who
knows anything about the game,
would answer that Oosterbaan does
not have enough speed in his cagers
to resort to that type of play. Bennie
admitted he liked the fast break and
would probably return to it next fall
regardless of other conditions. Up to
date he has shied away from it for
reasons of his own.
What about material at Michi-
gan? The Wolverines have had
their share of state, and city cham-
pions. Bob Wiese was North Da-
kota all-state forward. Dave Strack
was voted fifth best eager in In-
diana. Gerry Mullaney made the
all-Catholic five in Milwaukee.
Ralph Gilbert was Michigan all-
state center in high school. A
school like Michigan is bound to
attract good material.
Here are the facts presented as
simply as possible. Somewhere in
them is the clue to Michigan's apa-
thetic showing this season.



Daily Sports Editor
* * * *






All students, Including eligible
freshmen, wishing to try out for
the varsity tennis team report to
the Sports Building at I o'clock
tonight. You will be dismissed in
time for the track meet.
Coach Roy Weir

... stellar half-miler who hopes
to better or equal his best time of
1:55.1 for the 880.
the meet record of 22 ft., 2% in. in
the running broad jump, set by
Frank McCarthy of Michigan in 1941,
and the Field House mark of 23 ft.,
3 in., held by Michigan's Allen Smith
since 1937, are slated to be rubbed
out. Dupre is a consistent 24-foot
jumper, and State's Chet Thomas can
be counted on for a second place.
Hurdles Are Uncertain
Dupre can nip Chuck Pinney, Wol-
verine timber topper, in the 65-yard
lows, if he is in prime condition, but
Hoeflinger may have to bow to Mich-
igan's Elmer Swanson in the 65-yard
high hurdles.
The Conference's ace sprinters will.
be on tap also. State's Trepanier and
Thomas are pre-meet favorites over
Alkon, but the husky Wolverine may
upset the dopesters.
Bucks Strong in Field
Bob Sequla is gunning for 13 ft.,
6 in. in the pole vault and may have
to do it to beat the Buckeyes'
Schmidt who has done 13 ft, 4 in.
Segula's ceiling this season has been
13 ft.
The high jump and shot put are
conceded to Ohio State with Hoeflin-
ger picked over Liv Stroia and Bill
Dale, while Michigan's George Os-
troot appears slated for second place
in the second event.
We'll Take Distances
The Maize and Blue are expected to
pick up a lot of points in the mile
and two-mile events. John Ingersoll
and Ross Hume will bear the mile
burden, while Ernie Leonardi and
Bob Hume are favorites in the long-
er grind.
It is a foregone conclusion that a
victory tonight will set the winner
up as indoor Conference choice bar-
ring the loss of key men to the armed
services in the intervening time.
Baseball Manager's Notice
There will be a meeting of all
Jiunior, Sophomore, and second
semester Freshman baseball man-
agers at 4:00 Saturday afternoon,
Feb. 27, at Yost Field House. Any
other Sophomores and eligible
Freshmen who are interested in a
manager's position are welcome to
Bill Kopke,
Senior Manager

Carnival International

As the 1943 Michigan golf team
practices in the driving nets of the
Sports Building, each member is
eagerly awaiting the coming of
spring, so that he can return to the
links to help the team retain some of
the glory gathered by the 1942 Con-
ference title holders.
Prospects for this season are
bright, as last year's star Ben Smith
returns with two other veterans.
There are also promising freshmen
who shoot low enough golf to provide
trouble for any opposition.
Last year the Maize and Blue divot
artists captured the Big Ten golf
crown with the help of the 1943 cap-
tain, Ben Smith, Bill Stewart, Bob
Fife, Phil Marcellus and Chan Sin-
onds. All remain but Simonds and
Stewart. Duncan Noble, a promising
freshman who has been given a
chance to play because of the recent
lifting of the freshman ban, will
undoubtedly find a place on the
team, Bill Ludolph, a junior with
some experience behind him, will
probably be on this year's team
alongside Smith, Noble and Fife.
The Wolverine golf team is under
the able tutelage of Ray Courtright,
who is quite a golfer in his own
right. With Ray's help the turf chop-
pers are expected to retain their title

Golfers Open Indoor Practice;
SSmith, Other Veterans Return

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this year, against the opposition to
be offered chiefly by an improved
Wildcat team from Northwestern.
Coach Courtright's expert teach-
ing can be shown by the fact that in
all of the matches played last year
the team had an average in the mid-
dle 70's. Ben Smith paced the links-
men by constantly shooting par or
sub-par golf. The rest of the Varsity
ranged from the low to high seven-
ties. This exceptionally low average
for collegiate golfers is indeed a trib-
ute to Michigan's able coach.
It is hoped that golf will continue
in the Big Ten this year, especially in
view of these excellent prospects on
our team. Ben Smith, who has the
honor of being President of the Na-
tional Collegiate Golf Association,
said recently that he believed that
the meets would be held despite the

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