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Wolverine Cagers Face
Strong Wisconsin Five
Michigan Seeks .500 Mark in Conference;
1ligh-Scorer Patterson Is Badger Threat

Wolverine atlen Start Tough Two
Week ScheduIe with Ohio State Meet

Bollas, 320~Po' i d
Bick Will W r-(-3tle

his teammates have dubbed "the Cre-
cian strongman." The other is Sey-
mour Weil, who finished third in the

Seeking its fourth victory against
as many losses in Western Confer-
ence competition and its eleventh of
the season against all comers, Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan's basketball squad
will meet a potentially powerful Wis-
consin five at 7:30 p. m. today in Yost
'Field House.
By beating the Badgers in this, the
first homg game in two weeks, the
Wolverines can pull their Big Ten
record up to the .500 mark before
entering the home stretch of the
1944-45 cage campaign. Only four

more contests remain for the Wolver-
ines after the Wisconsin tilt.
Prospects are that Don Lund, who
has been a pillar of strength at center
all winter, will see more action than
he did in the Indiana game last week-
end, when he played only a few min-
utes of each half. Victim of an
ankle injury, Lund has shown rapid
improvement this week and is almost
fully recovered. Oosterbaan stated,
however, that he was not yet sure
whether his veteran ace would start.
Same Sub Combination
If Lund is not in the opening line-
up, Oosterbaan will put the same
combination on the floor which per-
formed ably in the victory over Indi-
ana. Forward John Mullaney shifts
to center, and Keith Harder goes in
at forward when the revised lineup
is in action.
Otherwise, the Wolverine quintet
will have Bob Geahan, holder of sec-
ond place in the Conference indivi-
dual scoring sweepstakes, at the other
forward, teaming with either Mul-
laney or Harder. Walt Kell and Don
Lindquist will again be in their fa-
miliar guard roles.
Patterson Heads Lineup
Against this lineup Wisconsin will
stake a somewhat taller outfit headed
by veteran forward Ray Patterson.
Teaming with the high-scoring Pat-
terson at the other forward is Des
Smith. Bill Bachman, a freshman,
holds down the center berth, and Bill
Johnson and Bob Sullivan, another
freshman, are at guards. The Bad-
gers, coached by Harold "Bud" Fos-
ter, have won two and lost the same
number in the Conference this year.
Large Crowd at Iowa
Following the Wisconsin fracas, the
Wolverines will journey to Iowa City
where a crowd of 12,000 is in pros-
pect for the Iowa-Michigan game.
The Wolverines lost to the Hawks,
29-27, in a hotly-contested encounter
here two weeks ago.
The Hawkeyes' fortunes were giv-
en a boost this week with the return
to the squad of Dave Danner, who
tied for second place in Big Ten scor-
ing last year with 193 points. Dan-
ner, who has a medical discharge
from the Army, has been with the
squad only a few days and may not
be in top shape. At the same time,
Iowa announced that Stan Straat-
sma, promising freshman forward,
has been lost to the Army.

By MURRAY GR ANT Conference Championships last year
With the Conference Champion- in the 155-pound class.
ships a bare two weeks away, the The Wolverine squad will be much'
Wolverine mat squad is preparing for the same as in past contests. It will
one of the hardest schedules any have Art Sachsel at 121 pounds, Bob
Michigan wrestling squad has faced. Johnston, undefeated thus far, at 128,
The Maize and Blue meets Ohio and Newt Skillman, who has won his
State at the Field House immediatel nlast two matches by falls, at 136
following tonight's basketball game. pounds.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, the ooth Darrow Ready
matmen face Indiana. The follow- Fred Booth, who is seeking his see-
ing weekend their opponents will be and win of the season, will grapple in
Minnesota at Minneapolis, and Feb. the 145-pound bracket, while George

strongman," against Walt Blumen
If past performances between the
two schools can be used as a basis of
comparison, the Wolverines will enter
the match as odds on favorites. For
in the twenty-two matches that have
been played between these two tradi-
tional rivals, the Maize and Blue has
copped fifteen of them.
Course for
A thorough, intensive course-start-
ing February, July, October.
Registration now open.
Regular day and evening school
throughout the year. Catalog.
President, John Robert Gregg, S.C.O.
Director, Paul M. Pair. M.A.
Dept. C. P. 6 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago 2, Illinois

17, the Conference Championships at
Evanston take place.
Ohio State comes to Michigan with
a mediocre record so far this season,
and has been considerably weakenedj
by the recent loss of four key men to
the Army.
They have, however, two very
strong men. One is George Bollas,I
huge 320-pound heavyweight, whom


Darrow, who maintained his suprem-
Sacy over Stu Snyder during the week-
ly challenge series, will be in the 155-
pound slot.
Charles Telfer, husky 165-pounder,
is Coach Wally Weber's choice for
this post and "Uncle" Jim Galles will
be after his fourth successive win of
the season. The final match of the
evening will pit Bollas, "the Grecian

QUESTIONED ON BASKETBALL ('A ยง D ob Leder (center), I
captain of the Brooklyn College basketbalr team accoed of conspiring
with gamblers to throw a game, grabs his h:,s arm s he and team-
mate Larry Pearlstein (right), leave Broolyn felony court after quest-
Michigan Swim mers T Try
For Tird Sccessive Victory
Michigan swimmers, gunning for
their third straight win of the season,| Mowerson now swims the 100-yard
are slated to clash with a powerful anchor leg in both the medley and
Great Lakes squad Saturday at Great dtfreestyle relays, leaving Mert Church,
etLakes slt I Wolverine captain, free to compete in
The Wolverine crew, meeting the | the 220 event. On the basis of com-
Sailors for the second time this year, parative times, Church has a de-
are aiming to 'capture their first vie- cided advantage in this tilt. Achilles
tory in four starts against the Blue- ; Pulakus, Navy long distance man,
jacket crew. Last season Great Lakes took the 220 in 2:23.6, m the last
outswam a valiant Maize and Blue Bluejacket meet, while Church churn-
squad in two dual meets, and on Jan. ed the distance in 2:19.2 against
6 of the current season they again Northwestern two weeks ago.
handed Coach Matt Mann's boys a Pulford Switched
heart-breaking 44-40 defeat. The rapid improvement of Bob
Munson and Ed Fulkman, Maize and
Mowerson Added Blue backstrokers, has made it pos-
Since that date, the Michigan team sible for Coach Mann to switch Gor-
Jhas received a very important addi- don Pulford, Michigan's number one
tion in the personage of Bob Mower-, backstroke man, to the 440 contest.
son, speedy short distance freestyler. The Wolverine crew, long weak in
This unexpected stroke of luck has this event, dropped it to the Navy
enabled Coach Mann to completely squad in 5:21 earlier this season. Pul-
reorganize his squad, strengthening it ford, however, turned in a 5:19.1
considerably in the long distance triumph last week against Purdue.
freestyle division. -IThe personal duel between Heini
Kessler. Maize and Blue breaststrok-
tb ier, and Bluejacket Ray Mundro prom-
P c , es uu ises to be one of the highlights of the
meet. Mundro defeated Big Ten
To /vengc J -0 champ Kessler in the Jan. 6 encoun-
ter, scoring a surprising early season
GophAer lDefeatt tupset. The Michigan ace has turned
Scin (onsecutively faster times since
then and is aiming to register a de-
Michigan's hockey team will vie cided victory over the Navy man.


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with the well-manned and fast-
breaking University of Minnesota
sextet tomorrow night at the Skating
Rink in the second of a two-game
The first meeting this year saw
the Wolverine pucksters take a 10-0
drubbing. These cont'ests are the
only games in inter-collegiate com-
petition on the schedules of both
The game will mark the continu-
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