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THE MICHIGAN DAILY sUNDAY

, JANUARY 20, 1946

WHY COACHES GET GREY:

risler Returns to Nest of Troyb

Aers venge Last Wek's 60-41 Loss,
e ting Northwestern by Same Margin

By BILL MULLENDORE
Daily Sports Editor
WE HAVE a hunch that Herbert Orrin Crisler, Michigan's ordinarily im-
perturbable athletic director, has reached for the aspirin more than
once since his return to Ann Arbor Friday. Mr. Crisler very definitely has
troubles-of the variety that comes in bunches.
Yesterday's announcement by University officials to the effect that no
more applications for admittance from outside the state of Michigan
will be accepted must have given Crisler something to think about. Chances
are the ruling will continue to operate during the fall term. The impli-
cations for Michigan athletics are obvious-and all bad.
Michigan has always drawn a very large proportion of its athletes from
out-state. Twenty-one of the 29 football letter-winners this past season,!
for instance, were non-Michiganites. Not one of the 17 members of the
hockey team is from Michigan. Nor is any one of the starting basketball five.
If deprived of this generous source of material, Wolverine athletics stand
to suffer severely. Crisler, as the man responsible for Michigan football
in particular and all Michigan sports in general, has good reason to worry
over the situation.
Also greeting Crisler when he returned to his desk at the Administration
Building was the task of finding a substitute for the University of Penn-
sylvania on the 1946 football schedule. Penn, under contract to play here
Oct. 5, has asked to be relieved of its obligation, just as it did in 1945. The
new opponent will probably be announced later this week.
Tigers Dispatch BASEBALL FLOOD:
1946 Contracts IT lentSurpl
Four Regulars, Three.
I MEMPHIS, Jan. 19 - ( ') - Billy
Servicemen Signed Evans, president of the SouthernAs-
sociation, prescribed an aspirin diet
DETROIT, Jan. 19, (P-With only today for baseball managers who he
four members of the Detroit Tigers' said in a few weeks would be greeted
World Series baseball champions al- by "the greatest spring turnout of
ready signed for 1946 along with three players in the history of the game."
former servicemen, General Manager Talent thumpers, he said, will earn
George M. Trautman announced that their pay as never before.
contracts were mailed today to 42 "The training camps, majors and
other men on the club's active player minors, will be flooded with candi-
list, dates," Evans asserted. "Many
Outfielder Roy Cullenbine, Catcher leagues are expecting twice as many
Bob Swift and Pitchers Virgil (Fire) as in normal times.
Trucks and George Caster from the -- . -- - -- -
1945 American League pennant win-
ners already are in the fold, Traut- WnVerlfle 1o0 cpste1r
man said. 1
Others under contract are Dick Wo'n't Forget Pathto
Wakefield, Navy dischargee who bat-
ted .355 for Detroit in 1944, Walter Gordon Rosencrans, a member of
(Hoot) Evers, who starred in the out- the Michigan basketball squad, had
field for Beaumont before the war, an especially warm spot in his heart
and Lewis Kretlow, rookie service for the late Gen. George Patton.
team pitcher signed by the Tigers A B-24 pilot, Rosencrans was shotI
during the major league meetings in down over Vienna in August, 1944 and
Chicago for 'a reported five-figure wounded three times by strafing fire
bonus. as he dangled from his parachute.
Altogether 49 players constitute the After being marched distances of
group of Tiger candidates scheduled 120 miles and 130 miles by SS troops,
to report to Manager Steve O'Neill he was finally liberated April 21, 1945
for training at Lakeland, Fla., begin- -his birthday-by Patton's armored
ning Feb. 20. In addition, Trautman columns.
said, the club still has 33 players on The most welcome sight of his life,
its national defense list, several of j he "says, was Patton, pearl handle
whom are expected back by the open- pistols and all, marching down the
ing of camp. prison camp street

A S IF these two problems weren't enough, Crisler still has the not in-j
considerable headache of finding and signing a new line coach to replac
Clarence (Biggie) Munn. The finding of candidates has not been hard.
Crisler has a list of more than 30 persons who apparently would like nothin
better than to take over line coaching duties here.
The signing probably won't present any great difficulty either, once
it has been determined to whom the offer should be made. In the running
are five men who now hold head coaching positions elsewhere, several
ex-Michigan linemen, an assortment of high school mentors and sundry
other individuals.
Just when the final decision will be made is a matter of speculation. T
Board in Control of Athletics meets tomorrow night, but no action will b,
taken on the line coaching problem. Sorting the credentials and qualifica-
tions of 30 aspirants takes time.
All these matters have been dumped right in Crisler's lap. The schedule
problem and the hiring cf a line coach call for immediate decisiens. which
decisions should not be too long forthcoming. The out-state enrollment
regulation constitutes one of those imponderables whose solution roab,'
doesn't exist. If it is necessary, to exclude out-state students, Michig
athletics will have to suffer the consequences.
The consequences, for Crisler, might not be particularly pleasant. Michiganj
fans, conditioned to expecting nothing but winning teams by long years of
more or less constant victory, are not the sort to tolerate losing, no matt er}
what the reasons.
ANYBODY know where you can buy aspirin wholesale?

*k, Elliot Lead
k gan Scoring
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hari ; toss good to put Northwestern
ahead. 3-1. This was the largest lead
f r isit crs em all evening.
Struck evened the count at three-
l on two foul shots, and from then
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until the Wolverines took the lead at'
11-10 on Elliot's shot, the two teams
exchanged fouls and goals to hold
one-point margins for a few seconds
at a time, only to relinquish their
lead.
Strack made it 13-19 and Johnj
Mullaney countered two more before
Northwestern made their last bid to]
stay in the game on goals by Wheeler
and Chuck Tourek. The Wolverines
went ahead by three points on a two-
pointer from the far corner by Strack.
King and Elliot each countered
twice in a succession of alternating]
goals for both teams. Just before theI

end of the first half, Michigan spurted
far ahead with 10 points while holding
the Wildcats to a singe field goal.
Northwestern scored first after the
intermission on a set shot- by Phil
Lofgren, but Mullaney got the points
back on a layup. The Wolverines
gained ground steadily from that
point on.
Bob Harrison, who had been held
scoreless in the first half, countered
with four goals from the field in the
second half. With about five minutes
remaining, the regulars were pulled
from the game, but Northwestern was
held to two points by the substitutes.

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usPredieted
"Such large squads are unwieldy
and tax the judgment of the men who
pick the teams.
M46 Season Unprecedented
"That means quick decisions, many
mistakes and many headaches."
The Southern executive said 1946
spring training would raise conditions
such as baseball has never seen in the
past and may never see again.
"During the war, baseball became
a global pastime, played from Guad-
alcanal to the Aleutians," he de-
clared.
"Look what you have-hundreds of
youngsters who never dreamed of
playing ball now envisioning them-
selves as another Cobb or Ruth.
We have most of the old players
coming back, the youngsters and
four-F's who held forth during the
war and these service-made athletes,
all trying to make the grade."
Back To The Cornfields
Evans said the new and revived
minor leagues would absorb some of
the excess talent but a big portion of
this year's record candidate lists nec-
essarily would have to be left on the
sidelines.
"We have thirty-odd minor leagues
now," he asserted. "In a few years I
am convinced we will have fifty or
more. Nevertheless, a lot of fellows
will learn this spring that they had
better go back on the farm."

Close Race
As Red ings
Face Toronto
DETROIT, Jan. 19. (P)_ The l),-
troit Red Wings, beaten only we
in their last 10 National Hoeyv
League starts. meet the Toronto Mu-
ple Leafs for the sixth time thi
season here tomorrow and are faced
with the necessity of hanging up their
fourth victory of the series to kere
pace with the League leaders.
Currently engaged in a four-way
scramble with Montreal, Chicago and
Boston for first place, the Red Wings
stand fourth going into the Sunday
game but are in position to improve
their place in the standings by win-
ning.
Montreal and Boston, who tangled
tonight at Montreal, mix it againI
Sunday in Boston while Chicago is ail
home to the New York Rangers.
Sunday's game is Detroit's second
of three in a row on home ice. The;
Red Wings meet Boston here next
Saturday

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P ii k Coach Learns
h1ockey Coach Vic Heyliger is one
cach who really knows the game he
An All-American center at Mich-
i:n dinring his senior year, he broke
tI i, , Wlvenmes' all-time individual
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