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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE Tt RUE

W ED N ESD Y , F tB 14,..9. ........~E

Wolverine

Matmen

Prepare

To

Defend

Crown

Cagers May Finish Fifth
In Bi Ten Standings
Geahan Clings to Second Ranking in Scoring
As Michigan Points for Win over Wildcats
By BILL MULLENDORE
Three teams-Ohio State, Iowa, and Illinois-remain in the running
for Western Conference basketball honors as the current season enters they
home stretch with all but one of the other six Big Ten schools mathe-
matically eliminated from contention.
Ohio State and Iowa are nominally tied for the lead, as each has wonj
two more games than Illinois. But in the all-important lost column the
three title-seeking quintets are all even with only one loss apiece blemishing
their records.
Purdue, with a six won and five lost~~

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record, is the only other team in the
loop above the .500 mark, and also
the only one with even a mathema- I
tical chance to overtake the leaders.
If the Boilermakers were to win their
one remaining contest, while Ohio
State and Iowa were losing all of
theirs, all three squads would be
bunched at seven games won and five
lost.
Michigan in Sixth Place
Michigan, now resting in sixth
place with a record of four victories
and seven defeats, can climb to fifth
before the season is over. Fourth
place Wisconsin has three more
games to play than the Wolverines,
and the outcome of these tilts will
decide Michigan's ultimate position
in the race.
Although now out of the running
as far as Big Ten championship is
concerned, the Wolverines can equal
their last year's record of five wins
and seven losses by beating North-
western Saturday night in their final
game of the year. They can also fin-
ish one notch higher than in 1943-44,
when they wound up sixth, if Wis-
consin does no better than break
even in its two remaining tilts.
Morris Leads Scoring
The individual scoring race still
finds Max Morris of Northwestern far
out in front and Michigan's Bob Gea-
han solidly entrenched in second
place well ahead of his nearest rivals.
Morris has 142 points in nine games
and with three tilts left to go seems
a sure bet for top honors.
Geahan has 110 in 11 tilts, 16
more than Myrwin Anderson of Pur-
due who is currently running third
with 94 tallies in 10 contests. Gea-
han's chief threat for second money
comes from Gus Hermsen of Minne-

sota, who is only 20 points behind the
Wolverine ace and has three more
games to play.
Other Michigan leaders include Don
Lund with 74 points, good for twelfth
position, and John Mullaney in thir-

TUNING UP-Iiaakon Lidnan (left) and Gundar Haegg, Swedish
track stars, start practice run in Hyde Park, London, witli the aid of
Pouglas Wilson (right), one of Great Britain's foremost milers. Lidman
and Haegg are enroute to the United States for a series of exhibition
races.

Final Round
of I-M Games
To Take Place
Cage Play-Offs Booked
For Spring Semester
On Waterman Courts
With one more series of games to be
run off in the Intramural Basketball
Leagues' round-robin play Saturday
afternoon, March 10, the final play-
offs to determine the champion outfit
from a group comprising the eight top
teams in the four participating
leagues is scheduled to get under way#
Saturday afternoon, March 17, on the
Waterman gym courts.
There will be no play this Saturday
or the two following Saturdays nor
will be gym be open on these days.
Any playoffs necessary to decide the
two top teams in any league must
take place between Mar. 10, and 17.
Naval Supply Leads
In the Service League, Naval Sup-
ply, with its perfect record of six wins
and no defeats, will definitely be in
there fighting for supreme honors.
The Rangers, holding down the num-
ber two spot in this circuit with five
victories and a single setback, are
threatened by their final opponent
the Fourth Lloyd quintet, who if they
triumph, will make it a tie between
the two teams.
A similar set-up is found in the
Professional Fraternity League. Nu-
Sigma Nu is out in front, undefeated
in its six contests, while Delta Tau
Delta's second place berth is eyed
by Phi Chi.
Sig Eps Win
Sigma Phi Epsilon of the General
Fraternity League, by winning over
its closest rival, Sigma Chi, last Sat-
urday tightened its grip on first place
in that circuit. Sigma Chi in the
mean time has the Delta Kappa Epsi-.
lon cagers on its heals looking for a
tie.
A big upset in the Independent
League last Saturday saw the Golden
Bears topple their previous conquer-
ors, the Rebels, by the narrow mar-
gin of 38 to 37, thereby tying them
for first place honors.
Investigation To Begin'
BROOKLYN, Feb. 13.- (P)- An
investigation of athletics involving
all colleges in Kings County gets
under way next Monday as an after-
math of the recent Brooklyn College
basketball betting scandal.
William O'Dwyer, district attorney
noted for his work in the notorious
murder, inc., case, today asked Judge
Samuel S. Leibowitz to preside at a
John Doe proceeding which would be
open to the public.

Big Ten Championships
Will Be Hotly-Contested,
Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana Are
Favorites in Close Wrestling Championships
By MURRAY GRANT
One of the most hotly contested Big Ten wrestling championships
in history is in the offing Saturday when four teams will compete on equal
terms for the crown.
Michigan's defending champions will find the way barred by Illinois,
Minnesota, and Indiana. All these teams have faired very well this year,
and a close match is expected.
Illinois is the only conqueror of

the Wolverines and has also beaten
Indiana, Iowa, and'Purdue. The only
loss incurred by the Illini was an
early defeat at the hands of the Iowa
Seahawks.
Indiana has also faired very well
this season. They lost only to Illi-
nois and Michigan State, beat Minne-

BOB GEAHAN

teenth with 73. Lund was up among
the first five for several weeks until
an injury kept him on the bench for
two games and nullified his chances
for a top berth.

Basketball Statistics

BASEBA LL UIUES:.
Baseball Has Many Problems
Except Strict Government Ban
By WHITNEY MARTIN
Associated Press Correspondent as we now know it. That is, major
Outside of an outright govern- league ball with its two sharply de-
ment ban, just about everything fined leagues, since it is as difficult
seems to be happening to baseball to associate the Cubs or Pirates with
this year, and if the major league the American League as it is to asso-
races do proceed, as we think they ciate the Yankees or Tigers with the
will, they should go down as a 154- National,
game high hurdle event. What would two such leagues be
Problems of the last couple of years called? Maybe War League No. 1
were first-grade arithmetic compared and War League No. 2.
with those faced by the club owners No Lack of Rivalry
this year, with the unofficial ODT There should be no lack of rivalry.
suggestion that the leagues be re- In fact, it should be doubled, with
shuffled to have transportation thet each club not only trying to -win a
latest worry. somewhat synthetic pennant, but
The effect of the proposed "work- trying to uphold the prestige of its
or-fight" bill still is under the head- natural league against members of
ing of unfinished business, so the the other league which became its
baseball men not only have the prob- unexpected bed-fellow in the emer-
lem of transporting players but the gency circuit.
- possibility of not having the players How would player deals be worked
to transport. . out in such temporary circuits? A
ODT Suggestion Harsh
An official ODT "suggestion" us- new waiver rule would have to be
An ofical OT sggesionus-adopted unless the clubs retained
ually carries a pair of brass knucklesadpe unsstecbsraid
as ar"orese,"nwhichcasekthketheir identities as American or Na-
tional league members.
baseball men have no alternative but
to comply, making such phrases as How About World Series
"We'll do whatever we're told to do," How about the World Series? It
quite inane. Of course baseball will would be unique to have the White
do what it is told td do, or close up Sox and Yankees or the Cardinals
shop.. and Giants playing for the champion-
The ramifications involving a re- ship, but such a thing could happen.
vamping of the two leagues to shrink And in case two National League
mileage leave you slightly dizzy. teams or two American League teams
To begin with, it would be an in- did win the pennants in their re-
terruption of major league baseball spective war-time leagues, the other
league never would live it down.
But the important point is that it
still would be baseball, and after the
fans got adjusted to such new lineups
they would develop as avid an inter-
est as they show in the regular league
races.
Maybe baseball will suggest some
scheme to bring about the desired
shrinkage in mileage without the
leagues and clubs losing their identi-
ties-eastern and western divisions of
each league, as in football, for exam-
ple. It might get a little monoto-
nous watching your home team play-
ing only three clubs throughout the
year, but that's a lot better than no
+NI RMATION. baseball.
e9NRATON . __________

to .Indiana in a close match and last
week tied Michigan.
Finally the Wolverines are also
serious contenders to retain their
crown, compiling a successful dual
meet record. The Maize and Blue
defeated Northwestern, Purdue, and
Ohio State, lost only to Illinois, and
tied Indiana and Minnesota.
As a result of a match held last
night, the Wolverines will enter the
championships with a different man
representing them in the 121 pound
division. Dick Freeman, a hold-over
from last year, who was up to now
a 128 pounder, sweat himself down
to 121 pounds and challenged Art
Sachsel, current 121 pounder.
Freeman to Compete
Freeman had already defeated Jim
Kirk earlier in the day, thus earn-
ing the right to meet Sachsel. He
then went on to score a strong 5-0
win over his opponent and will, ac-
cording to Coach Wally Weber, make
the trip to Evanston for the confer-
ence championships.
The Maize and Blue may be with-
out another of their outstanding men
when they make that all important
trip. Charles Telfer, 165 pounder,
informed Weber yesterday that, be-
cause of orders to report for uni-
form outfitting in Detroit on Satur-
day, he may not be able to make the
trip.
Galles in Top Form
Jim Galles appears ready to meet
the best that the other schools have
to offer and if certain factors go an-
other way, Galles may wrestle at 165
pounds instead of at his regular 175
pounds. Wherever he wrestles, Galles
is pretty certain of getting ceded, as
is Bob Johnston, undefeated 128
pounder.
Johnston will probably get ceding
along with Captain Romeo Maceas,
undefeated in five years of competi-
tion, who is current conference cham-
pion from Iowa.
All men interested in trying out
for the baseball squad.should report
to Yost Field House Monday, March
5, Baseball Coach Ray Fisher has
announced. All candidates are re-
quested to bring their own equip-
ment.

JIM GALLES
sota and Purdue, and tied the Wolver-
ines. They will be much stronger
than they were against Michigan with
the return of John Wilson, stellar 145
pounder.
Minnesota has compiled an
impressive record. They- have beat-,
en Wisconsin twice and the much-
vaunted Iowa Seahawks. They lost

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Iowa ......... 8 7
Ohio State .... 8 7
Illinois ........ 6 5
Purdue..........11 6
Wisconsin .........8 3
MICHIGAN......11 4
Northwestern .... 9 3
Minnesota........8 2
Indiana ........9 2

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28 18 21 74
28 17 22 73
26 11 24 63
22 13 30 5{7
22 5 11 49
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Intramural Scores
SERVICE LEAGUE
Naval Supply 62, Sangeneers 30.
Coi any C 62, Sigma Chi V-12 36.
Rangers 56, Battalion I 34.
Veiurth Lloyd 46, RONAGS 32.
PROFESSIONAL FRAT. LEAGUE
Phi Chi 50, Phi Rho Sigma 40.
Nii Sigma Nu 45, Xi Psi Phi 19.
Delta Sigma Delta 44, AJbha
Kappa Kappa 32.
Delta Tai Delta 35, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon 31.
GENERAL FRATERNITY LEAGUE
Sigma Phi Epsilon 35, Sigma Chi
31.
Phi Sigma Delta 29; Zeta Beta
T1au 22.
Delta Kappa Epsilon 59, Gaffers
58.
INDEPENDENT LEAGUE
Ru ert Owen 68, Hi-Temps 22.
! Golden Bears 38, Rebels 37.
RESIDENCE HALLS LEAGUE
Allen Rumsey 36, Fletcher 17.
Cy Adams 52, Wenley 26.

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