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November 02, 1943 - Image 26

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The Michigan Daily, 1943-11-02

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THE MWT7TT~AN flATLY TIlE SDI7AY, !~~O'V, ~ 194~

Michigan Gridders Rate
High at Turn of Season

Daley Stopped by Camera, Not Foe

Loss of Gibert Is Blow to Cagers


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Navy, Big Bill has done everything
except lead the band in pacing Mich-
igan to its four wins, and he was one
of the games greatest stars even
while the Wolverines were being
manhandled by Notre Dame.
In fact, his two best games were
the Maize and Blue's toughest to
date, the contests with Northwestern
and the Irish. In the former he
opened Michigan's scoring with a
brilliant run of over half the length
of the field, set up the second tally
by another long dash, and, when the
Wildcats began to threaten, put the
game in the bag for the Wolverines
by toting the ball 65 yards for a
third score.
Bill Scores Alone
And all Daley did against Notre
Dame was to almost single-handedly
score the Maize and Blue's first
touchdown by intercepting a Ber-
telli pass, breaking off tackle for 23
yards, tossing a pass to end Art
Renner for 15 more, and then scoring
from the 7-yard line on the next
play, carrying twoNotre Dame men
for the last three. He totaled 135
yards rushing that day against the
strongest line in the country.
Elroy Hirsch, one of the many,
marine trainees from Wisconsin, has
also done his share of starring in
Michigan's first five games. Up until
the Illinois game he had already
scored 48 points this season and
seemed destined to be the first Wol-
verine since Ton Harmon to score
more than that number in one cam-
Hirsch Does All Right
'Crazylegs" started the season by
scoring two touchdowns in each of
the Camp Grant and WesternMich-
igan games, and also scored the first
six-pointer of his career in Big Ten
competition against the Wildcats of.
Northwestern. But in the second
half of this game he hurt his knee,
and the injury kept him from start-
ing against the Fighting Irish. On
the last play of the game, however,
he did throw a pass to Paul White
for Michigan's second score.
It was in the battle with the
Golden Gophers that the ex-Badger
really demonstrated his prowess, gal-
loping 61 yards on the first play of
the game for one touchdown, and
scoring on two other runs of 19 and
1 yards.
Before leaving White scored twice,
and was a constant threat on his pet
reverse play. His best run was a 19
yard sprint on a reverse fromsDaley
in the Northwestern game that was
good for a touchdown but was called
back on a clipping penalty. Wiese
has only tallied once this season,
that in the Western Michigan tilt

when he shifted from quarterback
to his old fullback post.
Merv Stars in Line
Merv Pregulman, Michigan's bright-
est star in the line, like Daley is a
Navy trainee and left right after
the Illinois game. Pregulman stood
out particularly in the battles with
Notre Dame and Northwestern, but
his greatest day came when Minne-
sota came to town. Together with
Bob Hanzlik, the other tackle, he
made life miserable for the Golden
Hanzlik, another Marine trainee
from Wisconsin, had already won two
letters as an end for the Badgers,'
but shifted positions to make up for
the tackle shortage here. He's flank-
ed by two former teammates, Hank
Olshanski at an end and Johnny Gal-
lagher, at guard. Two former Wol-
verines, Rudy Smeja, a veteran end
and lone starting civilian, and George
Kraeger, a sophomore in the Navy
program, play' alongside Pregulman.

-Daily Photo by Cpl. R. L. Lewin, 3651st S.U., Co. A
Bill Daley, ex-Minnesota star, carrying the pigskin, after faking a
reverse to Elroy Hirsch (number 40), against his former teammates in
the tussle with the Gophers here October 23. Daley is the Wolverines'
leading ground-gainer and second highest in scoring.

Michigan's 1943-44 basketball team,
suffered another setback this week
as their Captain-elect, Ralph Gibert,
who was in the Navy program, was
shipped to Norfolk, Va. The only
remaining lettermen on campus
which Coach Oosterbaan can use as
a nucleus for his cage team are:
Dave Strack, who is in the Marines;
Bob Weise, a naval trainee, and Don
Lund, the lone civilian letterman.
The main contingent of last sea-
son's team is now in some part of the
service and will be unable to partici-
pate in intercollegiate athletics. Ger-
ald Mullaney, veteran from last
year's squad, is now in the Army;
Jim Mandler, 1942-43 captain, and
Leo Doyle, ace point maker, have
both graduated.
Practice Begins. in November
The first practice, which yester-
day afternoon was disorganized as
Coach Oosterbaan had no idea, of
the prospects. He will have to dig
deep into the bag and try to get
many Navy and Marine candidates
to bolster his lettermen. Many Navy
men who show promise will be
picked from the various PEM pro-
grams. There cannot be an all-
out call immediately due to limited
facilities at the field house gymna-
sium, but Coach Oosterbaan urges
that any men entertaining hopes of
making this year's squad see him at
the Ferry Field gymnasium any day
this week at 3 p.m.
The Maize and Blue cagers began
the last season very strongly by tak-
ing five straight non-conference tilts
with comparative ease. They took
the building and Ferry field, the staff
must prepare a rigid schedule of
hours when each group must go
through the prescribed exercises in
the building.

two each from Michigan State and
Selfridge Field and another engage-
ment from Marquette. Later in the
season, displaying a hoard of
strength, they swamped the Romulus
Air Base cagers, 51-21 and marched
to their third successive triumph
over Selfridge Field's Fliers.
Conference Was Tougher
However, conference competition
proved a little stiffer and the Wol-
verines were only able to salvage
four victories, while losing eight.
Michigan amassed its highest total
of points in twenty years as they
smothered the hapless Chicago Ma-
roons, 67-37. In the final game of
the season, the Maize and Blue quin-
tet added another feather to its cap

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when it upset a favored Northwest-
ern crew, 53-41.
The Michigan basketball team
reached its pinnacle while downing
the star-studded, hard-wood aggre-
gation from Wisconsin. The Badg-
ers, however, came back in the sec-
ers, however, came back in the second
game to live up to all expectations
and down the home team decisively.
They split the next two encounters
with the Boilermakers of Purdue,
losing the first game, 33-27, and
winning the second, 37-34.
Illinois's "Whiz Kids," paced by
All-American Andy Phillips, leading
scorer of the game with 19 points,
trounced Michigan, 47-34. Leo Doyle
led the Wolverine scoring with 12

Sports Building Open to Servicemen
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on campuses throughout the country.
The intramural program which it
sponsors is one of tht best of its
type in the nation. It is used at one
time or another by practically every
male student on campus, and' many
use the building during all the sea-
sons of the year.
Competitive sports are set up on
a league schedule and attract fully
75 per cent of the men enrolled on
campus. Facilities of the building in-
clude the largest gymnasium in the
world with four basketball courts.
There is a swimming pool located

in the east wing, where all varsity
swimmihg meets are held. It attractsI
large numbers of would-be mermen
as well as water polo enthusiasts.
Four handball and 13 squash courts
are available for those who want to
indulge in these lively sports and
codeball, necatos and similar games
can also be played there.
Also there are provided a wrestling
and boxing room and golf nets where
the varsity golf squad practices dur-
ing the early spring days.
Each year the Intramural Depart-
ment sponsors basketball and soft-
ball leagues as well as all-campus

tennis, swimming, wrestling and foul-
shooting tournaments.
Every civilian, and especially fresh-
men who have not become acquainted
with the Sports Building, is welcome
to use the building and to keep in
condition with its numerous facilities.
The other function which the
sports building staff performs, is to
coordinate and prepare the PEM pro-
grams which all men on campus par-
ticipate in.
The tremendous responsibility of
this can only be realized when it
is seen that in order to see that all
men are.given an opportunity to use


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