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Tankers in Evanston; Track Team Meets Notre Dami

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Mermen To
Try for Big
Ten Crown
Wolverines Favored;
Wildcats Expected To
Prove Strongest Rival
Michigan's mighty Wolverines, win-
ner of 13 Conference championships
and 12 National Collegiate champion-
ship, are the overwhelming favor-
ites to regain the Big Ten crown
they lost to Ohio State last year as
the Conference swinlming meet gets
under way this afternoon in spacious
Patten Gymnasium, home of the
Northwestern natators.
Matt Mann's charges are favored
to capture five of the nine events,
and are figured to place heavily in
the remaining four with only North-
western's Wildcats given even an
outside chance of keeping the Maize
and Blue swimmers from garnering
their 14th Big Ten title under their
amiable coach. The Buckeyes, who
won the National Collegiate and Na-I
tional AAU indoor and outdoorj
titles in addition to the Conference
crown last year, are sending only
Captain Keo Nakama and freshman
diver Bob Stone to Evanston and
consequently will be out of the run-
ning for the crown.
Nakama is Favored
Nakama, only Buckeye holdover
from last year's championship team,
is slated to repeat his performance
of last year by taking the 220 and
440 freestyle races. Nakama set rec-
ords in both events last year and
should have little trouble in finish-
ing ahead of the field.
Mert Church, only other defend-
ing champion besides the Hawaiian
flash from Ohio State, is entered in
the 50 and 100 along with teammate
Charlie Fries. Church won the 50
last year and he and Fries should
battle it out for top honors in both
the sprints. It was the loss of Fries,
who was ill with pneumonia, that
caused the Varsity to lose the cham-
ponship to the Bucks last spring.
Heini Kessler, freshman Ann Ar-
bor product, has been beaten only
once this year and should be the
favorite to take the 200-yard breast-
stroke, although he probably will be
pushed by Wildcat John Walsh. Each
holds a decision over the other but
Kessler's winning time was four see-
onds faster.
Michigan Scheduled To Take Relays
Michigan is scheduled to capture
both relays, as both the medley and
400-yard freestyle teams are unbeat-
en in Con'ference competition this
year. The Wolverines' chances are
mighty dim in the diving and .it
seems to be a fight between Ohio's
Stone and Ronnie Trumble from
Northwestern. Bob Tribble, another
Purple swimmer, should have little
trouble in winning the backstroke,
while Wolverine Bill Cooley is a pos-
sibility for second.

Jiaize and Blue Favored' Wrestlers



Big Ten


Above insi Tininciacis
Ufer Ma"es Last Indoor Appearance;
Blanchard on Sidelines with Injured Muscle

Grapplers Will Pucksters Gun
Enter Finals at For Canadian

Cagers Will Play Last Game
Of Current Season Tonight

A favored Wolverine track squad
makes their second and final indoor
appearance at 8 p.m. tonight in the
Yost Field House when they meet the
Notre Dame thinclads in the first
athletic engagement between the two
schools since Notre Dame's 35-12
gridiron victory over Michigan last
Tonight's meet also marks the last
indoor track appearance of "Bullet"
Bob Ufer, veteran dash ace, who is
competing in his last season of com-
petition for the Maize and Blue. Ufer,
through a change in eligibility rules,
was able to again don the spikes for
Coach Ken Doherty, but this season
definitely winds up his Big Ten
activities. He will be running the
440-yard dash and the mile relay
tonight after last week winning the
"Hollis" 600-yard dash in the Boston
Athletic Association's invitational
Blanchard Injured
Bruce Blanchard, the new sprint
star, who won the 60-yard dash last
week in the surprisingly fast time of
:6.4, will undoubtedly be on the side-
lines against the "Irish," as the re-
sult of a strained muscle. However,
Jack Martin, a letter-winner on last
year's squad, will be competing in
the sprints along with Bob Nuss-
baumer. Martin did not run against
the Broncos because of a foot injury,
but has rounded back into shape and
is expected to bolster the sprint de-
partment considerably.
Fans who attend the meet have a
good chance of seeing some records
broken in view of the fast times that
have been turned in so far this
season. If the Hume twins, Ross and
Bob, are "pushed" in the mile, they
appear to have a good chance of
slicing the meet record. Other events
which have this same possibility are:
the 440, with Ufer performing in his
usual manner, always provides
thrills; the 880-yard run, in which
John Roxborough, Wolverine crack
half-miler, and Ralph Pohland, who
placed second in the Conference for -
Minnesota last year, will be fightings
it out; the pole vault, which offers
the possibility of seeing Bob Segula 3
Davis wings '
T Big Upset r
A 4 to 1 underdog, Davis came outt
swinging to register the biggest fistic
upset of the year. In the first 15i
seconds he hooked a left to Mont-c
gomery's jaw, and the Pennsylvanian
went down for a count of four. He
was still groggy as he came up, and I
Davis caught him along the ropes,h
his left still swinging.
A rugged punch, a left to the jaw,
caught Montgomery, and the ex-
champion fell flat on his face in the
middle of the ring. He was counted
out by referee Frank Fullam.
Davis was making his first start in
the Garden ring since he was barred
in November of 1940 for hitting Frit-
zie Zivic with a series of low blows.
It was also Montgomery's first Gar-
den start since last November when
he lost his title to Beau Jack, whom
he is scheduled to meet here two
weeks from tonight in a return match.

soaring to new heights, and the Evanston
broadjump, where Carl Nichols. the

Today Outfit Tonight

former Missouri star. will be trying
to shatter the meet record.

Wolverines Classed as

Gardner Makes Last Appearance Favorites on Basis of
Bob Gardner, the standout shot- Four Previous Wins
putter and highiumper who collectede
nine points against Western Michi- Special To The Daily
gan, and Carl Nichols, who tops all EVANSTON. Ill., Feb. 19.-Michi-
the Wolverine broadjumpers, will
both be making their farewell ap- gan's undefeated wrestling team will
pearance against Notre Dame, as start their quest for their first Big
they are being re-assigned to other Ten championship since 1938 at 10
a.m. today, when they enter the Con-
ference finals at Patten Gymnasium,

The Wolverine matmen, after
sweeping aside four straight dual
meets against Ohio State, Purdue,
Minnesota and Indiana with jugger-
naut-like power, have been set up
as strong favorites to take the crown
from the hands of a weak Indiana
squad, who are defending Big Ten
"Barring any injuries, we should do
all right for ourselves," stated Coach
Courtright. as he continued to keep
his fingers crossed.
The principal opposition will come
from a vengeful-minded Boilermaker
team, with Illinois providing strong
competition in the lightweight divi-
sions. However, Northwestern, Ohio
State and Iowa, each will enter the
best men on their team, and this will
put the Maize and Blue squad on
the spot. as all of these teams will
be gunning to upset them.
Coach Courtright has not been
working his boys too hard as he did
not want them to get too keyed up
before the match. However, the men
have been working out every day to
keep their fine condition, and they
will enter the finals in the best
shape that they have been in at any
time this year.

Lowrev Olfi(fent of
Fifh Win for Squad in
Last Game of Season
Confident that it will take its third
victory in a row and its fifth win ofI
the season, Michigan's hockey team
will face-off at 8 p.m. tonight against
a sports club from Brantford. Ont.'
in the last scheduled game of the,
Coach Eddie Lowrey seems to
have none of the fears that have
oppressed him before other contests
this season. He says. "The boys cer-
tainly should win this game." His
squad is at full strength for the
encounter and during practices this
week has shown a mastery over those
weaknesses which have been preva-'
lent in other games.
Lowrey Starting RegularsI
Lowrey is starting his old depend-.
able lineup, which has proved cap_-
able of leading the attack into enemy
territory, and has played the larger1
portion of the last few games.
Tom MesAinger and Bob Hender-
son, capable defensemen. who have
improved more than one hundred
per cent since the beginning of the
season, will again be called on tc
perform the invaluable job of keep-
ing the puck out of the Michigan
danger zone. These two players.
perhaps more than any others. be-
cause of the fact that they are given
practically no opportunity to rest
have been tenacious mainstays of
the team.1
Forwvard Line Counted On
The cooperative front line of Vince-
Abbey and Johnny Jenswold at wing,
and Ted Greer on center ice, will
again be counted on to hit pay dirt
for the Maize and Blue, and if theyE
fulfill their duties as scrupulously as
they have in recent contests Michi-.
an can expect a not-too-difficult#
win. .
Brantford is bringing a starting'
lineup which should be a headache
for officials. Two pairs of brothers
will enter the game-the two Torti'sI
playing defense, while the Easto',
will hold the wing spots. And just in
case that isn't enough of a problem1
to handle, a third Torti is the sub-
stitute defenseman. Two of the Tor-
ti's played here in the recent Paris.
Ont. contest which Michigan won,
6-2, as did one of the Easto's.
Probable starting lineups:
Alixer G Lee
Henderson D Torti
Messinger D Torti
Jenswold W Easto
Abbey W Easto
Greer C St. Amand

Michigan's cage squad will con-
clude its 1944 season when they op-
pose Northwestern's high - riding
Wildcats tonight at 9 p.m. in the!
Evanston Township Gym.
Coach Dutch Lonborg's quintet is
only one-half game behind Purdue's
league-leading Boilermakers and that
is because the Wildcats have playedl
one less game than Purdue. The
The basketball team of the
3651st Service Unit will play the
team of Fort Custer at 8 p.m.
today in Waterman Gym.
Boilermakers have a record of seven
wins and one loss, while Northwest-
ern has six wins against one defeat.
Michigan goes into tonight's fracas
it full strength, with the exception of
forward Wayne Thompson, who suf-
fered an eye injury earlier in the
week. Thompson will make the trip
'1 Chicago, but it is not known wheth-
r he will be available for active duty.
Wildcats Lose Graham
The Wildcats will be playing to-
aight for the first time without the
'ervices of their great athlete, Otto
"raham, who reported to Colgate
Post(Cagers M(feI
Fo>rt Custer- Tonigh
The 3651st Service Unit post bas-
ketball team will meet the Fort Cus-
ter varsity at 8:00 p.m. tonight in
Waterman Gym.
The newly organized post basket-
)all team of 14 players, includes for-
mer college stars from all over the
This will be the second encounter
for the post team. They won their
first game from an Ypsilanti Service
Unit squad in a close one, 45-44.
Minnesota 48, Indiana 47
Ohio State 52, Illinois 41
Wisconsin 4!t2, Iowa Pre-Flight 3?2

University in the Naval Air Corps
Tia ining Program. Graham's loss
is unquestionabyiV a sever blow to
Nor'thwestcrn's cage plans, and with-
out Gran the Wildcats will have
to be in top form if they expect to
whip the Wolverines.
Nick Vodick, a regular on last
year's Wildcat squad, is expected to
start in Grahamn's place. Vodick i
a seasoned performer, and has see
a great deal of action in this year
Teaming with Vodick at the othecr
forward spot will be Johnny Ward.
wuo scored 14 points in Michigan's
ig Ten op "ner against theWildcat.
S cter \ll be 0 ft. 4 in. Georg
Felt. whose baekboard play has bee'r
a grat Ssst to the Wildcat attack.
Schadler and Carle Stay at Guard
BeneSchacller andi Jerry Carle
North western's regular guar'ds, wll
le at their usual position. This duo,
since Grab anm's departure, leads the
i t tam in 'orin. and n'ow
forms Northwestern's nT1in offensive
No changes are anticipated in the
M ffj ian startinl,'inel-up?, 1with Dave'
'''wtlk and Tom King sluted to start
at forward, Elroy (Crazy-Legs) Hirsch
at ceter, and Don Lund and John
tdiy at guards
Ends Tonight


schools. Nichols is a Marine trainee
and Gaidner is in the Navy unit.
Both men will be missed greatly in.
the rest of the season's meets, for'
they were consistent point-getters in
their specialties.
The mile relay promises to be one
of the highlights of the meet, inas-
much as the Notre Dame relay team
turned in the time of 3:29 in the
MVillrose Gaines two weeks ago. This!
is three seconds faster than the time
yet recorded by the Wolverine mile
quartet, and with the two teams
running on the same track, the cin-
ders should really fly in the Yost
Fief? House.

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