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Spartan Lettermen




Michigan Cagers Hold
Edge over MSC Quintet

Michigan State's basketball team,
ten strong, will invade Ann Arbor to-
morrow night, in an attempt to upset
the favored Wolverine cage crew
when the two quintets meet at 7:30,
in Yost Field House.
The Spartan's roster boasts nine
lettermen and all menron the tenta-
tive starting lineup have had previous
varsity experience at State. Coach
Ben VanAlstyne, MSC's basketball
mentor, has named the six chief con-
tenders for starting berths, adding
that tomorrow night's first string
lineup will include five of those cited.
Michigan' State's varsity hoop
crew will stack up somewhat as fol-
lows: At the forwards, Sam Fortino
Trojans Picked
To Beat UCLA
Bowl Bid at Stake in
Saturday's Grid Clash
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29-One of
the West Coast's most persistent
jinxes makes the Southern California
Trojans strong favorites to whip the
UCLA. Bruins in Saturday's Rose
Bowl trial.
Since their series began in 1929,
the Trojans have won nine times, the
Bruins but once, and four games were
tied. The Trojans-aided by 76-0
and 52-0 scores in 1929 and 1930
when the Bruins were just getting
started in Coast Conference Competi-
tion-have amassed 350 points to the
Uclans' 105 in the 14 previous games.
Four times before, the USC-UCLA'
closer has decided the Coast's Rose
representative. In 1938 the Trojans
walloped the Bruins, 42-7, to earn the
bid over California. In 1939 El Trojan
again went to the Bowl by holding
UCLA to a 0-0 tie.
UCLA's big moment came in 1942,
when a 14-7 victory sent the Bruins
bowlward the only time in their ath-
letic career.
With the background of last Sat-
urday's impressive 34-7 count over
Oregon State, the experts have un-
hesitatingly installed the Trojand
favorites by at least seven points,
with some predictions scaling up to

and Robin Roberts have been given
the nod, Don Pjesky and Pat Peppler
have received the guard assignments,
and either Bill Krall or John Cawood
will handle the center spot.
Fortino looms as the power-man on
the squad. The veteran from Alma,
Mich., was nominated the "most val-

BIG GUN--Sam Fortino, named
the "most valuable player" in the
state last year, is back again seek-
ing more laurels for his play on
the boards.

RUMOR HAS IT that Bo McMillin, coach of the Conference title-winning
Indiana Hoosiers and a sure bet for the "coach of the year" award,
may leave the scene of his 1945 triumph and take up the tutoring reins at
the University of Kentucky.
Pulling the strings behind the scenes, so the story goes, is none other
than Baseball Commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler, who seems to be
a pretty busy man in the world of sports these days.
Chandler, they say, is at the back of an effort to bring Kentucky to the
forefront on the gridiron. McMillin, Chandler's lifelong friend, is said to
be the man favored by the ex-senator from the Blue Grass State for the job.
According to our source, who must remain nameless, Chandler has, in
effect, ordered the president of the University of Kentucky to hire
McMillin away from Indiana at any cost, The bait may amount to as
much as $25,000.
That's all we know, and it may be just another of those stories that
always start once the football season has ended and the boys in the
backroom begin shooting the breeze.
But it does make a lot of sense in some ways. McMillin is a great
coach, but up until this year has not had much of a chance to exploit
his talents. Football at Indiana has never amounted to very much, as is
shown by the fact that 1945 saw the Hoosiers win their first Big Ten
title and hang up their initial undefeated season in history.
SO, RIGHT NOW, McMillin is at the height of his glory,'the number one
man in the coaching business. It took him 11 years to reach those
heights, 11 years of indifferent campaigns with poor material. His teams
were regarded as one of the "door mats" of the Conference, a "breather"
for the tougher games.
That's all changed now, but the question is, for how long? Indiana isn't
a traditionally strong football school. McMillin's labors have been appreci-
ated there, as a recently signed 10-year contract will show, but the chances
are he will never attain the fame he deserves coaching the Hoosiers.
It would seem, then, that McMillin's smartest move might be to
capitalize on his present good fortune, to get out into better things
while his bargaining position is good. When a personal friend, who
might also help to steer some likely player prospects his way, offers
him 25 G's for taking over at Kentucky, well, what could be better?
All this, of course, hinges on the supposition that the story is true. We
don't know, and probably won't know until something more develops. But
it does seem to us that, if McMillin actually is offered a chance at a $25,000
contract with a school that can't go anyplace but up in the football world,
he'd be something of a fool not to take it.
Anyway, it's interesting to think about.
Cinderinen Will Cmeeiii
First Time Trials Today



Army Favored
Over Middies

Wolverine Hockey Tearn
Praised by Jack Adams
"Best Michigan Aggregation I've Ever Seen"
Is Red Wing Manager's Lofty Comment

'Nvyu 'Iopes Dim
As IRai Suhsides
By The Associated Press
pects of firm footing for Army's bril-
liant ball-carriers helped maintain
the West Pointers as staunch 27-
point favorites over Navy in Satur-
day's epic struggle here as the two
undefeated elevens began converging
on the battle site tonight.
Uain Subsides
A two-day rain which had threat-
ened to mar the championship game
subsided during the afternoon, and
the best long-range forecast was for
cool,'cloudy weather when the teams
'collide before some 100,0,00 lucky
ticketholders, including President
Truman. The Municipal Stadium
turf had been covered against the
Coach Swede Hagberg's Midship-
men, fired up for a furious effort to
snap Army's 17-game winning streak,
left their camp on the Severn after a
final light workout and passed
through here late today en route to
Pine Valley, N. J., some 20 miles out-
side Philadelphia, where they were
to spend the night.
Army's mighty squad, under Coach
Earl Blaik, was scheduled to leave the
Point early tomorrow and to arrive
here in time for a limbering-up at the
70 Bucks for 2 Ducats
What few good tickets have trickled
into the black market here are re-
ported changing hands at as high as
$70 a pair, with less favored locations
scaled down to around $30 the brace.
In vast Municipal Stadium the latter
seats strongly call for field glasses.
Probably never before in the his-
tory of the Army-Navyclassic has
one team been such a nearly unani-
mous choice to win. About the only
question heard is "how many points
will Army win by?" Some private
Army supporters, in a possible excess
of enthusiasm, have spotted Navy as
high as 40 points.
Never has either school, no matter
licw strong, beaten its chief antogo-
nist by such a margin, though the
cadets of 1903, back in the days of
shinguards and flying wedges,
crushed a navy team by 40 to 5 in
Philadelphia. That is the record,
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"Vic's boys really look great," is the
enthusiastic appraisal of Jack Adams,
Detroit hockey coach and manager,
after watching the Wolverine puck
squad scrimmage his Red Wings at
the Coliseum yesterday afternoon in
Thanks to a new policy insti-
tuted by the Athletic Depart-
ment the bewildered winter
sports fan will no longer have to
flip a coin to decide which of
two events he will attend.
The new system will be put in
practice for the first time tomor-
row night when both the basket-
ball and hockey teams are in
The basketball game, between
Michigan and Michigan State,
will get underway at 7:30 p. m.
in Yost Field House. The hockey
game, between Michigan and the
Windsor Spitfires, will not start
until 15 minutes after the cagers
are finished to allow time for
those in the Field House to move
over to the Coliseum.
Admissionfor students topthe
basketball game will be by pres-
entation of a cashier's receipt for
the fall term since identification
cards have not yet been issued.
Student admission to the hockey
game is 40 cents plus cashier's
preparation for Michigan's Saturday
night opener with the Windsor
The genial Red Wing mentor was
high in his praise of Coach Vic Hey-
liger in particular and the Michigan
squad in general as he proclaimed
this 1945 edition to be "the best


SKYSCRAPER-Bill Krall, 6 feet
7 inches of center from Michigan
State, will probably be the tallest
man to be seen in Ann Arbor this

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On the Corner

Roberts, Fortino's fellow forward,
is another Spartan who will seek
to upset the favored Wolverine
uable player" in Michigan basketball
last year, just edging out the Wol-
verines' Bob Geahan.
Roberts, also a veteran, gained top
experience on' the Spartan's 1944-45
squad, earning a letter for his var-
sity play. Both Pjesky and Peppler,
the two guards, are returned service-
men, and both starred on VanAl-
styne's '42-'43 quintet.
If Bill Krall starts at the center
slot, 6 ft. 7 in. of basketball player
will stride onto the hardwood tomor-
row night. Cawood, a returned Navy
flier, served on the Spartan's '43
team, and is given an even-money
chance of starting in place of Krall.

With an eye to seeing what his
charges can do against the stop
watch, Coach Ken Doherty will send
his charges through the first of three
December weekend time trials today
and tomorrow on the cinder track of
the field house.
The Michigan mentor wasn't ex-
pecting much more than seeing just
who can run in what events in the
first trials this weekend. However it
will be the first time this season that
the cindermen have run against time.
The important trials will be held Fri-
day and Saturday, December 14 and
On each of the weekends the sched-
ule will follow more or less the same
pattern, the field events on Fridays
and the running events on Satur-
days. This afternoon the pole vaul-
ters, the high and broad jumpers, and
the men throwing the shot will com-
pete with each other, while tomorrow
afternoon the majority of the men
out for the squad will engage in the
various events from the dashes to
the mile and two mile runs.
After this weekend, when the vari-
ous men will be assigned the events
in which they will compete in during
the season that starts in February, it
can be expected that the men will
start making better times.
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The trials will give the Wolverine
coach some idea as to what the num-
erous prospects that are out for posi-
tions on the team can do under pres-
sure. He hopes to form some idea as
to the material he will have to work
with in building the team that will
have to defend its Indoor Conference
title in March.

BILL LAYTON and Orchestra

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