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By DAVE LOEWENBERG
Associate Sports Editor
Hockey Team To Play
Coach Heyliger Names Four
Veterans to Starting Lineup a
Vickers Six Both Fives
HO WAS SO BOLD as to predict that afternoon games in the Major
Leagues would become a novel attraction? That is exactly what has
happened, thanks to the efforts of baseball's new pressure group, Clark
Griffith and his school of night baseball.
Under the present arrangement of Major League affairs, it has
been decided that any club can play as many night games as it desires,
even on Sundays and holidays. However, twin bills under the lights have
been temporarily forestalled.
Michigan's hockey team will take
the ice for the first time this season
at 8 p. m. Saturday when it faces
the Vickers A. C. squad at the coli-
left wingman, and Bob Graham, de-
Heyliger stated that the team has
had several scrimmages, and that the
squad is stressing passing attacks
Yesterday, Wolverine Coach Vic jaaU bing acuray. dieasad
Heyliger announced the starting line- that the team has shown great im-
up for the opening tilt naming four provement since the earlier practice
veterans from the 1943-44 squad sessions of the season.
among the first six. The returning ; Two members of the Vicker team
players are Captain Ted Greer at were singled out by Heyliger as out-I
center, John Jenswold at left wing, standing performers. They are Frank I
Bob Henderson at left defense, and Reuelle, who played with the Indian-
Dick Mixer, goalie. The new Michi- apolis Capitals in the American
gan hockey players will be Fred Hockey League last year, and Jim
Lounsberry at right wing, and Fran- Baudino, center, who is well known
cis Allman, right defenseman. ir
Th is Witer;
I lm. hoosiers Are
Praised by Barclayj
Describing both Indiana and Illi-
nois, teams which will provide the
opposition for the Michigan cagers
this weekend, as "better than lastI
year," Assistant Basketball Coach
Bill Barclay. who has scouted both
quintets, stated yesterday that both:
were "fine ball clubs"
Indiana, which appears on the I
Field House floor tomorrow night. has
1 three veterans in its starting lineup
including Gene Faris at forward, and
Ray Brandenburg and Jack Mercer
guards. yfirse other two positions are
filled by first-year mnen.
This is the leagues' way of giving
all clubs the go-ahead signal to
find out for themselves what some
teams such as the Chicago White
Sox have already discovered.
The point is this: if your ball
club isn't near the ton and is in-
capable of providing the fans with
an interesting brand of baseball,
the crowds will stay away in alarm-
ing numbers at night just as they
do in the daytime.
In those Major League ball parks
not equipped with lights it has
been shown that an improvement
in the calibre of play will swell the
attendance record to a consider-
Certainly, night baseball in such places might increase the attendance
but it isn't needed to keep the clubs from being financial failures.
NIGHT BASEBALL like most new innovations is fairly successful because
of its novel feature, but when the ban is lifted on the number of night
games a team can play, the novelty is quick to wear oif: Patrons will
attend night games now only according to the interest or disinterest they
hold for their homne team,
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In reserve, the Maize and Blue'
sextet has Herb Upton, center; Bob
Leienfield, right- winger; Paul Haugh,
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Red Wings To
DETROIT, --an. 3--(IP)-The De-
troit Red Wings, three points off
Montreal's League leading pace in
the National Hockey League andI
sporting a newly acquired defense-
man, Earl Seibert. head for Newj
York tomorrow to oppose the Rang-
ers in a Thursday night tilt leading,
off a busy week-end of three games
in four days.
Detroit, which traded Don Grosso,
Cully Simon and Byron (Butch) Mc-
Donald to Chicago this week for Sett-
bert, will have the veteran former
Blackhawk in its lineup for the first
time against the Rangers.
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to case -somewhere on S. Forest I
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ACTION AGAINST BUCKS-Ted Berce (20) of i
with the ball as he tries to penetrate the stiff Buck,
the Michigan-Ohio State game last Saturday. Che
ren Amling (15) of Ohio. In the background is
Wolverines. Ohio State won, 44-41.
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Photo by Jopn Horeth C
Michigan is shown
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Walt Kell of the t
The Hoosiers, coached by Harry
Good who succeeded the famed
Branch McCracken last season, have
annexed six wins in eight starts so
far this fall but have yet to meet a
Conference opponent. The defeats
include a one-point loss to DePauw
and a 61-34 drubbing at the hands
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Barclay reported that Indiana is
once more utilizing the typical Hoo-
sier fast-break offense after aban-
doning that style in favor of the
slower system last year. Good's
squad dropped two tilts to Michigan
during the 1943-44 campaign.
Saturday, the Wolverines travel to
Champaign for a game with a much-
improved Illinois five which has
amassed a commendable record in
pre-Conference play. The Illini boast
two wins in three starts against a
powerful Great Lakes five, and a
split in a two-game series with De-
Paul, one of the finest teams in the
Mid-West. They have also beaten
Chanute Field and Nebraska.
Coach Doug Mills has an all-vet-
eran starting five, recruited from last
winter's "Gee Whiz Kids," amply
backed up by reserves. The first five
averages well over 6 ft. in height.
Barclay was most impressed with
the accurate shooting of the Illini
quintet and stated that every mem-
ber of the team was a good set-shot,
something that the Wolverines have
not had to face yet this year. "You
just can't give them time to get set,"
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By WHITNEY MARTIN
NEW YORIK, Jan. 3.-(A')-This is
one of those days when you wish you
were writing a column on advice to
the lovelorn or the care and feeding
of Hampshire hogs, as there always
will be lovelorn who need advice and
there always will be hogs.f
That's more than we can say about
sports right now. Sports as we have
come to recognize them, that is, big
time football, and baseball, and box-
ing. They'll come back, of course,
but right now the 1945 outlook is so
hazy it's tough to write about them.
We could launch into a more or
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please return to Company A, East ent weight classes has been scheduled
Quad. ! for the Wolverine matmen during the
_------ - final days before the initial match
LOST-Gold watch, round face, be- of the season, Jan. 13.
tween Angell Hall and Tappan and Coach Wally Weber is still uncer-
Hill. Sentimental value. Reward. tain about his starters and found this
Phone Maxine Spencer, 2-5232. situation further complicated when
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__ -----__.-- - --unable to compete this year. Bob
less, mostly less, learned dissertation'
on the Byrnes' statements and the
immediate prospects of the 4-F's in
sport, of course. And when you're
discussing the prospects of the 4-F's
you're discussing the prospects of
sports in general, as if you take thea
4-F's out of the games you're taking
away the games.!
Hinges on 4-F's
But at the moment it would be all
guesswork, with the whole situation
simmering down to this: If they re-c
quire 4-F pro baseball players and1
football players to take other jobs
if they aren't accepted for limitedi
service, pro baseball and pro football
are through. If there is no such7
action, the games will continue
about the same as last year.
The ramifications of a complete
pro sports shutdown defy analysis,
so we'll do the impossible and ana-
Pro Sports May Go
First to be affected, naturally. are
the thousands actively engaged in
pro sports as a means of livelihood.
This would include the athletes, pro-
moters, managers, trainers, club own-
ers, publicists and others associated
with the actual staging of sports
Then there would come the by-
products of sports. That is. sports
writers, newspaper sports pages, the
radio, including the short waving of
sports events to servicemen overseas;
athletic supply houses, magazines de-
voted to various' individuals sports.
concession firms and other persons
anid institutions who, or which, are
not actively engaged in the business
but which nevertheless rely on it for
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Gittins, the only returning letterman,!
also said that he would be out for
a few weeks because of scholastic
difficulties. Thus, the matmen face
the prospect of starting the season
without a single letterman in the
Johnson Wins Again
Among the bouts that have been
held this week was the long awaited
-rematch between Bob Johnston and
Dick Freeman, both 128-pounders.1
Johnston again proved that he is aj
likely choice in this division as het
decisioned Freeman, 7-5.
In other abbreviated five minute
matches, Fred Booth continued to
rule the 145-pound division by scor-
ing a 6-2 decision over George Dar-
row. Art Sachsel also continued to
show promise by beating Maurice
Smith in an over-the-weight bout.
Matches Are Numerous
Coach Weber stated that there!
would probably not be another (-ur-3
nament before the season begins. He
said that if any man thinks he is
good enough to beat the kingpin in
his own or in another division, he is
welcome to try. As a result, the next
few days willesee many matches be-
tween numerous matmen.
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