THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NEWS +VIEWS+# COMMENT
By BILL MULLENDORE, Sports Editor
SPORTS fans are either extremely hardy or extremely foolish. Frankly,
we don't know which.
Consider the following two cases:
Last Sunday, some 31,000 persons braved zero weather and a snow-filled
stadium, not to mention imminent danger of pneumonia, influenza, and
other assorted ailments, to watch the Cleveland Rams defeat the Washing-
ton Redskins for the National Professional League football championship.
Last Saturday, a capacity crowd; jammed into Michigan's coliseum in
sub-zero weather-inside as well as outside-to see a collegiate hockey game.
Normally, the average, person would think twice before venturing out
to the corner drugstore under such weather conditions. But these same per-
sons apparently thought nothing of subjecting themselves to two hours of
the worst treatment Old Man Weather has to offer, in order to witness an
To our way of thinking, voluntary demonstrations of this sort serve as
another link in the great chain of evidence pointing to the people of the
United States as the world's most enthusiastic sports fans. The thesis really
requires no proving, but the fact is interesting all the same.
Nothing, apparently, can dull the average American's appetite for ath-
letics. Promise him top-flight entertainment, and he will be on hand, come
As we said earlier, we don't know exactly what motivates this love ofI
sports. On the face of it, it seems a trifle silly when carried to the extreme
lengths in the instances cited.
But, whatever the reason, the turnout at these two particular contests is
a heartening sign to those worried about future prospects in the world of
sport. No doubt these cases could be multiplied almost indefinitely.
Gus Fan is not a softie. He may wind up in a hospital for his pains, but
he keeps on paying his price of admission, no matter what the weather, or
other conditions. Give him half a chance, and he will insure the gate suc-
cess of almost any athletic enterprise.
AROUND THE CLOCK WITH WPAG
Divers Sweep Event
In State A.A.U. Mdeet
If Coach Matt Mann has any head-
aches about his swimming team, they
weren't very evident at the State1
A.A.U. meet Saturday night.
The Wolverine divers who couldn't
even place in last year's diving event
swept all three top spots in this
year's meet to point trouble fo'r fu-
ture Wolverine opponents.
Breaststroker Heini Kessler, de-
fending his 1944 title, found him-
self ousted by his own teammate,
Bob Matters, while Bob Sohl, another
Maize and Blue breaststroker, also
finished ahead of the former champ.
Dick Weinberg looks like an out-
standing prospect in the free-style
sprints. He whipped Bill Prew Sat-
urday and is rated very highly by
The performance of the 400-yard
"A" relay team brought smiles to the
Wolverine mentor's face. While there
weren't any records broken three of
the Maize and Blue swimmers turned
in 100-yard times of 54 seconds or
better which is pretty fast for early
And then, Matt Munn, Jr. looked
good in his debut as a Michigan
swimmer. The genial mentor's son
should help greatly in the distance
free-style events where Michigan has
been notabily weak in recent years.
Mullaney, Harrison, Strack Spearhead Team
As Michigan Romps to Fifth Straight Win
Howard's 14 Points
Paces Utes' Offensive
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varsity five at this point and the lone
Utah threat was stalled with the score
at 34-27. The Wolverines managed
to engineer six more goals and two
gift shots before the end of the
match to lead the Utes by 16 pointsj
when the final whistle blew.
Michigan Scores Early
Wolverines' Bob Harrison, Dave
Strack, and Pete Elliott ranked third,
fourth, and fifth behind Howard and
Mullaney in the individual scoring
column. Harrison and Strack tied
Track Teams Tie
Due to a reversal of the decisionr
regarding the entry of Warren Bentz
in the pole vault in Friday night's
intra-equad track meet. the final
score was declared deadlocked at 173
for both the freshman and "old tim-
Coach Ken Doherty announced his
decision at the track team blowout at
the Union yesterday afternoon. It
was decided to toss a coin to deter-
mine the winner. Elmer Swanson
called for the veterans and lost so
the meet went to the frespmen.
with eight-points each, while Elliott
sank three goals and one free throw
Michigan drew first blood in 1:45
of the opening frame on Selbo's pivot
shot. Utah's Howard put in two
charity tosses, but Mullaney, Strack
and Harrison came back with three
baskets and two free throws between
them to run Michigan's total to 10, as
against Utah's two by the time six
minutes had elapsed.
The Utes' Maurice Watts then
Residence hall League
8:00 Allen-Rumsey vs. Greene
Wenley vs. Fletcher
Tyler vs. Baldwin
9:00 Allen-Rumsey "B" vs. Tay-
Fletcher "B" vs. Greene "B"
8:00 Watch Dogs vs. Ship's Com-
Poontangers vs. Engineers
Rangers vs. D.D.T.
Semper Five vs. Junion Bird-
broke the ice with a two-pointer from
quarter court which quickly avenaged
by three Maize and Blue buckets.
Fred Sheffield countered with a free
throw and a tip-in but Elliott caged
a set and a lay-up in rapid succes-
sion, making the score stand at 20-7,
after the end of 13 minutes.
29 Fouls Called
Utah raised it to 11, by halftime on
the baskets by Howard and Clair An-
derson, while the Wolverines added
eight points in the time remaining in
the first half of two set shots and a
charity toss by Mullaney, Bob Bak-
er's lay-up, and a gift shot by Kell.
Michigan drew 15 personal fouls
while the Utah cagers had 14 called
7:00 D.K.E. vs. B.T.Pi
L.C.A. vs. S.A.E.
8:00 Theta Chi vs. P.D.T.
S.A.M. vs. A.T.O.
Zeta Psi vs. Sig. Chi
P.G.D. vs. S.P.E.
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