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_.HE__ _ . t , _ _WAn DAILY PAGE ELEV.




The 1943-44 sports year was one of
the greatest of all Wolverine history,
as teams representing the Maize and
Blue won seven of eight Big Ten
titles, and are well on their way to an
eighth in baseball. The most Confer-
ence crowns ever won by Michigan
before was six in the season of 1922-
'23. We'll try to bring back a few
of those exciting, heart-throbbing
moments of the past year.
Sept. 20: The much publicized.
Wolverine football team, minus the
services of All-American guard Julius
Franks, who has been confined indef-
initely to the University Hospital with
a lung ailment, started the season off
with a bang when, with the aid of
Elroy Hirsch and Bill Daley, two V-12

gifts, they trimmed a stubborn Camp
Grant eleven. 26-0.
Sept. 27: Playing their first game
at home, the mighty Wolverines rolled
to a 57-6 victory over Western Mich-
Oct. 2:' Michigan played its first
Conference tilt of the season at Ev-
anston, and won over Northwestern,
21-7, with the aid of Daley's 64-
yard touchdown romp.
Oct. 9: You can frame this para-
graph in black as a token of great
mourning. It was to. be "the game of
the year," and 86,123 fans, the larg-
est in Ann Arbor history, packed the
Michigan stadium, but it was only
a day of sorrow for the Wolverines.
Bill Daley carried the Wolverine
strength, but was unable to with-
stand the Notre Dame power, and




the Irish, paced by Angelo Bertelli
and Creighton Miller walked off with'
a 35-12 win.
Oct. 23: The Liitle Brown Jug
came back to Ann Arbor, and let's
hope forever. It took a former
Gopher to do it though, as Daley
crushed Minnesota with terrific
line smashes. He was forced to
share the glory with Hirsch, how-
ever, who romped 67 yards through
right tackle on the opening play of
the game as Michigan won easily,
Oct. 30: At Champaign, a fast but
young Illinois eleven was no match
for the Wolverines as Daley and Merv
Pregulman, playing their last game
for Micgigan, paced the team to a
42-6 victory.
Nov. 6: Elroy Hirsch took over
where Daley left off and set the Wol-
verines off on the right foot before
retiring with an injury, as Michigan
bowled over Indiana, 23-6.
Nov. 13: Wisconsin came to Ann
Arbor, and Michigan sent their for-
mer Badgers out on the field to facer
them. Elroy Hirsch rushed off the
bench in the last period when Coach
Fritz Crisler wasn't looking to boot
an extra point and thereby score one
of 27 points against his former team-
Nov. 20: It was a great day in
Ann Arbor,as the Wolverines closed
their season with a 45-7 win over
Ohio State, but the most important
thing was that the gridders had
won a share of the Big Ten Foot-
ball Championship for the first
time since 1933.
Nov. 25: Bob Weise was elected
captain for 1944, as well as being
named most valuable player for 1943.
A good man, and a good choice.
Dec. 8: Bill Daley and Merv
Pregulman became Michigan's 27th
and 28th All-Americans when they
were nameda on Collier's 1943 All-
erican team. Dalcy was a unani-
mous choice on all the mythical
sqiuads picked.
Dec. 18: The previously unbeaten
Wolverine basketball team, fell down
in their first real test tonight, los-
ing to Western Michigan, 48-38, des-
pite Dave Strack's 13 points.
Jan. 9: Michigan's quartet won a
close one from Illinois, 52-47 when
Tommy King scored 16 points. Last
night, the quintet lost their opening
Big Ten tilt to Northwestern, 57-47
despite King's 24 points.
Jan. 22: Great Lakes brought
their great swimming' squad to Ann
Arbor, and Bill Smith came within

.i te 2r Greatest
one-tenth seconds of his World's Rec- led the Great Lakes sailors o a 54 201
ord in the 220-yard free style as { win over Michigan. Adolph Keifer
Great Lakes coasted to a 48-36 win broke his own world's record in the
over Michigan. Basketball wasn't medley and almost duplicated ther
going so good either, and the Wolver- feat in the 150-yard backstroke. Yes,
ines dropped their second straight to we had a great swimming season as
Purdue, 51-35, but the hockey team long as Great Lakes wasn't around.
was having its best season in years, April 29: The outdoor thinclads
and our sextet shut out Fingal RCAF, went to the Penn Relays and came
8-0" back with an outstanding perfor-
Feb. 19: Our wrestlers and swim- mance of two firsts and two thirds.
mers brought home two more Big Ten The baseball nine was one of the
titles. The grapplers had a tough best in Michigan history and they
time, but managed to edge out Pur- beat Notre Dame for the second day'
due, 28-27, while the swimmers coast- in a row, 7-2, the previous day's
ed to an easy 72-42 win over their score being 5-4. The netters looked
nearest opponents, Northwestern, like champs as they downed Minne-
March 11: The varsity thinclads sota 8-1, but the lone sad note came
broke the Big Ten scoring record from Ohio where the golfers dropped
when they amassed a total of 75%4 one to Ohio State, 12-6.
points compared with 4012 for May 13: Elroy Hirsch stole the
. Illinois at the Western Conference show when he broadjumped 24 ft., 2
meet. The Hume twins, Bob and inches to aid the Michigan track
Ross, dead-heated the mile, with team in an all-important win over'
Bob winning the 2-mile and Ross Illinois, 71-54, and then put on his
second in the 880. Elmer Swanson baseball uniform and hurled a one-
won both hurdle events, while Bob hit shutout against Ohio State as the
Ufer captured the 440, and Bill nine won, 5-0. Yesterday, they beat
Dale tied for first in the high- the Buckeyes, 2-1. The tennis team
jump. j scored two 9-0 victories over Illinois
March 25: Alan Ford won the and Wisconsin, while the linksmen
triple crown and paced Yale to a avenged the previous Ohio State de-
39-38 victory over Michigan at the feat with a 16-2 win as well as a
NCAA swimming meet at New Hav- 16%-1%l/ victory over Western Mich-
en. The Wolverines, however, took igan.
only seven men, all civilians. The May 27: It was a great day for
thinclads captured the Purdue Re- -
lays with 49 points as compared with
23 for Purdue and 22/L for Illinois. CREW-CUTS for Coo®ness!
March 30: It was two great eve- You're invited to one of our
nings at the varsity swimming pool as styles for you alone.
Michigan was host to the best swim- THE DASCOLA BARBERS
mers in the world at the NAAU's. TE Libert A oSaeR
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Michigan teams as they broke
their previous record of conference
championships, but Elroy Hirsch
again was in thetspotlight. In the
morning he leaped far enough to
place third in the broadjump and
help the tracksters win the title
over Illinois, 70-58 1-10. Hirsch
then hopped into an awaiting au-
tomobile and drove 120 miles to
Bloomington where he hurled the
nightcap of a doubleheader as

lVMichigan twice beat Indiana, 1-3,
12-1. The linksmen were in Chi-
cago where they won the confer-
ence golf sweepstakes by 27 strokes,
and Johnny Jenswold won the in-
dividual award with a 36 hole total
of 153. The netters had their
toughest time of the year, but fin-
ally edged out Ohio State for the
title, 18-17.
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