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Cowboy Cagers To Meet
Michigan For First Time

Ifkin9 the tOand4
Daiy Sports Editor
Note: Today's column was written by Bill Lambert, sports night editor.

Weber Gains Valuable Information
'As Wrestling Tourney Is Completed

Wyoming Giants To Have Four Inch
Advantage; Oosterbaan Will Rely on


When the University of Wyoming
cagers encounter Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan's Wolverine quintet at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Field House, itf
will mark the first time in the history
of the two schools that any of their
athletic teams have met.
The Cowboys will be out to win
the initial engagement in the new
rivalry with a squad of men which
averages 6 ft. 4 in. in height, an
advantage of at least four inches
over the Wolverines. However, Mich-
igan will certainly attempt to out-
maneuver the sWyoming team, ac-
cording to Oosterbaan.
Michigan's basketball coach will
use a lineup which will probably
employ a great many players as the
game progresses. The starters are
still undecided, but Gosterbaan nam-
ed a galaxy of basketeers from which
they will be picked.
Forwards Not Picked Yet_
Among the forwards, either Bill
Gregor; Keith Harder, who current-
ly leads the Wolverines in scoring
honors with a 53-point total in sixI
games; John Mullaney, who started'
Continuous from 1 P.M.
-Today and Saturday

the season as a guard, switched to
center, and now may be called to a
forward post; or Ted Berce will start.
In the center spot, Oosterbaan will
probably use Bob Geahan, who is
becoming a regular at that position.
However, Geahan may not be able'to
participate in the game, as he has
been nursing an injured jaw for sev-
eral days. He was excused from
practice yesterday afternoon as a
result of it.
The guard positions are open to a
score of players, although Walt Kell
and Don Lindquist, the customary
pair of defensive specialists, will
probably get the nod. Other possi-
bilities include Morrie Bikoff ; Don
Lund, last year's varsity guard, who
has been trying out at center; and
Bruce Hilkene. who switched to
guard during this week's practices.
First Ecounter with Height
Oosterbaan said yesterday that
this game will mark the first chance
the Wolveriens have had against a
really tall outfit,hand should provide
valuable experience for the coming
Big Ten race, which starts next Sat-
urday in a game with Ohio State
The Ohio team has as great an
average in height as the giant Wyo-
ming outfit, and is certainly a con-
ference squad to beat. Iowa and
Wisconsin will also enjoy a height
advantage over the short but aggres-
sive Wolverines.
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ALONG WITH ALL the other changes which are going on
in the present, fast moving world, one which is becoming
ent in sports, is the evolution of track.

all about us
very appar-

In the last decade and a half, there has been a general trend
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towara the development o1 this sport to makie it more interesting from !
the spectator's standpoint. Traditionally a participant sport, pro-
moter's meets, and A A U meets, have been changing the policy from
one of quantity to one of quality. It makes us ask the question,
"Will the emphasis which has always been placed on the individual ,
fall by the wayside?"
Up to 1930, no consideration was given the spectator at all, the
events being run in heats because of the large numbers of men compet-
ing. Track squads averaged 30 or 40 men in the old days, but in the'
collegiate relays and promoters meets, only the stars get a chance, each
school entering eight men at the most.
ALTHOUGH of these relays, only the Purdue relays has survived the war,!
there are close to half-dozen others in the midwest alone which
prospered in pre-war years, and which will undoubtedly pick up again
as soon as peace is signed. The Illinois Relays dates back to 1920 and is;
probably the oldest of the group. Others which have drawn thinclads'
from the midwest include the Michigan State Relays, which also origi-
nated in 1920. The Butler Relays, the Chicago Tech Relays, the Purdue
Relays, and now possibly the Michigan Relays, which will have its inaugura-
tion Feb. 10 in the Yost Field House.
These relays and other forms of spectator's meets, have practic-
ally done away with dual contests. On the present Conference track
schedule, which has a potential of 20 dual meets, all teams competing,
there are less than a half-dozen dual contests slated. In fact the K
only actual meet between two schools is the one between Michigan
and Illinois, the others being triangular and quadrangular.
THIS CLEARLY SHOWS, that it is a battle of Relay Carnivals vs. the'
Dual Meet program and the Participant vs. the Spectator. At the
present time, these collegiate relays are somewhat of a compromise between
the dual meet and the invitational promoter's meet. But with the possi-
bility of competition from promoters and added spectator appeal after the
war, will these, too, seek only the top-flight stars, and disregard the
The East has almost entirely accepted the new track system,
and the collegiate picture is secondary to the Relay Carnival. As
is easily seen in basketball, with its double-headers and professional a
circuits, the trend is for more commercialism. With more rapid trans-
portation a coming thing, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Chicago
may well become centers for promoter's events in the future.,
HE 1932 OLYMPIC games, which were held in Los Angeles, had a tre-
mendous influence on track, for it was there it was found that track
could draw huge crowds if things were arranged to benefit the spectator.
As a result, many beneficial changes came about: events were speeded up,
good P. A. systems came in, result charts were installed, and color was
added. Now the only concern is that they will carry the idea too far and
lessen the value of track from a competitive spirit point of view.-
Michigan has been the foremost advocate in the mid-west of using
large numbers of men, and retaining some consideration for the indi-
vidual. We do compete in these Relay carnivals, but at the same time "
are the last ones to move away from dual meets. The Wolverine teams
in the last 15 years, have been by far the largest in the Big Ten,
enabling as many boys to compete as possible.
he Michigan coaching staff has long been concerned about the rapidj
rise of AAU meets, and over-emphasis on the spectator, and has been3
making a definite effort to maintain the "collegiate character" of our
track program. This is indeed a worthy goal, for afterall it seems to
be the underlying principle of all collegiate sports, and to guard against
the destruction of it, is to insure its permanence in athletics.
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Fred Booth Scores
hipressive Victory
The intra-squad wrestling tourna-
ment, which was held to give Coach
Wally Weber some information on
who his tentative starters might be,
was completed yesterday.
Fred Booth, the surprising dark-
horse of the 145 pounders, and Ray
Murray, a discharged veteran who
jwon his numerals two years ago as a
freshman, hooked up in the only bout
of the afternoon. Booth, who has
shown excellent form in his past
wins over Norman Ginsburg and Jim
Zumberge, proved conclusively that
he was aiming for a starting position
as-he ground out a 12-8 decision over
his opponent.
Match See-Saws
The match see-sawed back and
forth a number of times as both men
tried viciously for pins. Murray start-
ed the tangling- as hie tried to takes
his adversary down, but Booth
turned the tables and scored a take-
down. Near the end of the period
Murray escaped and the match stood
2-1 in Booth's favor. In the second
period Murray went from disadvan-
tage to advantage only to have this
nullified by a fine escape and take-
down by Booth. The period ended
shortly after this as Murray escaped.
In the final stanza, with Booth
leading 5-4, both men tried to score
pins and the match kept wavering
from one mnan's advantage to the
other's Booth finally put the match
away with a perfect escape and take-
down and the match ended 12-8 in
Booth's favor.
Now that the tournament has end-
Grid nturs
SwifCh Jobs
NEW YORK, Dec. 21--)-Three
colleges have obtained new football'
coaches in the past two weeks but!
that turnover will be regarded as
strictly slow motion if all the rum-
ored changes take place before the
1945 kickoff.
Carl Snavely, Charles Caldwell and
John Degrosa are the trio of tutors
who changed recently. Snavely left
Cornell to return to North Carolina,
Caldwell quit Williams for Princeton
and Regrosa moved up at Holy Cross..
Cornell's athletic board meets to-
morrow to start its hunt for a suc-
cessor to Snavely and namesmen-
tioned included Lefty James, Sna-
vely's assistant, and Elton (Tad)
Weiman, former Princeton mentor.
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talent lies. In the 121-pound divi-
sion, Art Sachsel, promising fresh-
man, is almost definitely sure of his
place. But Coach Weber hinted that
he might pair either Dick Freeman
or Bob Johnston against Sachsel to
see what might happen. Freeman
and Johnston are fighting it out in
the 128-pound division, but Johnston
has an advantage since he won a
close match with Freeman Wednes-
Skillman Tops 136-Pounders
Among the 136-pounders, Newt
Skillman appears as the likely starter
in lieu of his stirring 9-7 decision

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h Iae birth of the Christ babe
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25th, gave to the world a glor-
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this day.

spirit we wish you tihe season's



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Browns Voted

Date To Remember!

The first running of the Michiganl
Best C om eback Relays will be held Feb. 10 in the
Yost Field House, and will bring to
NEW YORKDec.21-(UP)-St. Ann Arbor the largest gathering of
.YK midwestern stars in several years.
Louis Browns failed to triumph in 'Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre
their first world series but they are D d.nr l ,i,,a +, -

'round the corner on State

Pittsfield Village. Unfurnished making a virtual monopoly of the
apartment homes now available.9Associated Press' year-end poll.
Irene DUNNE Light airy apartments, each com- Their newest honor is the designa-
res BOYER plete with electric refrigerator, 4- tion as 1944's No. 1 comeback. Previ-
burner gas range, automatic hot ously the American League chain-
water, etc. All city conveniences at pions were selected as having given
s hand. Rentals from $50 to $62 sportsdom its No. 1 surprise and
monthly. Drive out Washtenaw also had shown considerable strength
Road to Pittsfield Village or go by in the race for the No. 1 flop title
bus, which stops right at the vil- because of their failure in the ser-
lage. 6 minutes from Ann Arbor. res.
Privately owned and managed. Eighty-seven sports editors throu-
Available to selected tenants re- ghout the country participated in the
gardless of occupation. Open daily poll to find the No. 1 comeback team.
9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sundays, 3 p. in. Twenty voted for the Browns and
to 7 p. in. seven others ranked the club either
-second or third. The voters were
particularly impressed by the
Browns' sweep of the season's final
four games with the New York Yank-
ees to annex their first title.
Sam Snead's successful return to
the golden golf campaigns was voted
,. second place.
As We Come to
Another Christmas-Mcia
A n~ mi h wa~ r Ci h nFIB B E R
and look back upon the year now drawing to a
close, there is nothing that gives us greater e M cG -E -
satisfaction than the confidence and friendship
you have shared with us. We sincerely hope M LL
that Christmas, will be for you and yours all in
that you most want it to be, and that the "H eavenly
New Year-now sweeping toward us-will J
carry you forward to even greater success and ARTOON... NEWS
happinless. ODDITY

.vame, a Purdue are among the list
of schools competing for honors.

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