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Natators Are Favored in Meet Michigan State
With Wayne University Squad Relays Slated
H oopsters Seek
Wolverines Out To End
Toronto Winn ing Streak
By CLARK BAKER
Michigan's swimming team, winner
in its last four engagements, will go
after number five against Wayne
University's natators in an exhibition
meet at 8 p.m. today at the Sports
Not since dropping their opener
a month ago to Great Lakes have
the Maize and Blue swimmers
tasted defeat and the visiting
Wayne squad doesn't figure to cut
the Wolverines' string tonight.
The Tartars won their only start
last week from Case, 65-10.
Tonight's clash should give Coach
Matt Mann's outfit a good workout
in preparation for meets with Min-
nesota and Ohio State coming up in
the next three weeks. Wayne is
strong in two departments, the free-
style sprints and diving.
Bill Prew, former NCAA champ,
will represent the Tartars in the
50- and 100-yard freestyle events.
He will probably oppose Wolverine
Dick Weinberg in the 50 and Wolv-
erine Charley Fries in the 100.
Weinberg holds one decision over
:Prew. Last month he nipped the
Wayne ace to win the State AAU
50-yard freestyle event.
Michigan's unbeaten divers will get
their biggest test of the season
against the Tartar's star, Bob Gard-
ner. Not once this season have the
Wolverines had to yield a first spot
in the diving but the competition
hasn't been too sharp, either.
Tonight the Maize and Blue trio,
Alex Canja, Gil Evans and Ralph
Trimborn, will face their best op-
ponent so far this season in Gard-
ner. The Wayne diver has done
some good diving for the Detroit
Athletic Club and last year . he
reached the finals of the National
Mann will probably give his entire
squad a chance to show off before
the home audience tonight. Chuck
Barnes and Lou Kivi may ,join Wein-
berg and Fries in the sprints. For
the 220- and 440-yard freestyle races
the Wolverine mentor will make his
choices from Matt Mann, III, Dave
Tittle, Charley Moss, Neville Adams
and Jay Sanford.
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To face the Tartars in the 200-
yard breast stroke the Maize and
Blue will have Bob Sohl, Captain
Heini Kessler, Bob Michels and
Fred Anderson. Wolverine entries
for the 150-yard backstroke will
come from Willard Metcalf, Ed.
Stone and Anderson.
In the 300-yard medley relay the
Michigan mentor will probably use
his top trio of Metcalf swimming
backstroke, Bob Matters in the breast
stroke with either Weinberg or Fries
for the freestyle leg. For his 400-
yard freestyle relay team Mann will
have Weinberg, Fries, Tittle, Moss,
Barnes, Mann and Kivi to choose
Visitors Are iavorel
Of First Series; Real
Three Novel Events
Featured in Program
By WALT KLEE
To Play Here
in Return Tilt
Spartans Nip Wayne
EAST LANSING, Feb. 7 - (IP) -
Michigan State College won its
eighth basketball game of the season
here tonight, shading Wayne Uni-
versity, 46-45, in a wild contest which
saw the lead change hands 10 times.
The Spartans won in the last three
seconds of play on a dog shot by
guard Don Waldron, who led the
Spartans attack with 12 points.
Red Wings Win, 4-2
DETROIT, Feb. 7-(IP)-Jamming
three goals into the opening period,
the Detroit Red Wings whipped the
New York Rangers 4 to'2, here to-
night to the cheers of 12,346 fans,
climbing within two games of third
place Montreal in National Hocked'
1- . Results
Five relay events and twl
vidual track and field even
tomorrow's card in the:
State Relays to be held in E
The relays will be the
two-mile, the 240-yard shu
dle and the sprint and dista
ley relays. With the excepti
first two which require all m
the same distance, ail are
regular track competition
The shuttle hurdle relay
men from each team line
either end of a 60-yard cos
each man running the dist
time. In the sprint medley
man runs 440 yards, the
220 while the anchor man
a half-mile. In the distanc
the four men run a quar
three quarters, and one mil
Coach Fields Strong Entry
Because the Michigan co
Doherty, wishes to field
an entry in all events th
possibility that the Maize a
sophomore miler, Bob Thom
not get a chance to run agai
Dame's sensation, Bill
Thomason will probably coi
running to one or two r
the 1000 yard run.
Although the cinder squa
tor hasn't named who will
start in the various relay e
tentative starters may be n
the one-mile relay, it wil
Pierce, Bill Haidler, Archie
and Horace Coleman.
Swans"n Anchors Hurdlers
Jim McFadden, Joe Shea
Barton ar'e three of the lik
er in the two mile relay for
ahd Blue. In the hurdle eu
erty will choose from his
turned veterans, Elmer
Hack Coplin, Neil 4acIn
newcomers Bud Wallingto
There is a strong possib
Michigan won't be at full
in this event. At least or
hurdlers is having diffici
strained leg muscles.
ts are on
on of the
en to run
d up at
Steady Guard - John Mullaney,
Chicago born cageman, will help
the Wolverine attempt to beat Illi-
ATO 44, Phi Sigma 26
SAE 63, SAM 35
Phi Gamma Delta 2, ZBT 0
Prescott House 39, Hinsdale 27
must run j 1 * .
e medley j Illneac s
ein sue- M eGo es
ach, Ken Wi seousin Tracknmel
were is a Will TafkIe Purdue
ason, will Swinging into its first big week
Inst Notre of competition of the current season,
Leonard. seven Big Ten track squads are slated
ntinue his to see action this weekend.
elays and -
Coach Leo Johnson will unveil his
ad's men- 1946 team at Champaign tomorrow
definitely when his Illini will play host to the
vents, the thinclads from Minnesota. Illinois
named, In is probably the strongest team in the
l be Jim
Parsons, Conference with three title holders
from last year's squad back and sev-
eral outstanding war veteran"s.
and IKerb Purdue's cindermen, who last week
ely start- failed to live up to expectations here
the Maize in Ann Arbor, will try again in a dual
vent Doh- meet against a Wisconsin team that
three re- boasts 11 lettermen. Purdue will be
Swanson, led by National AAU shot put cham-
tyre, and pion Bill Bangert.
n or Tom Northwestern will send a group of
. 15 men to the Michigan State Re-
,ility that lays, where they will compete with
strength Michigan and Ohio State thinclads
re of the in a meet that has attracted out-
ulty with standing talent from other schools
in the Mid-West.
By BERNIE MEISLIN
Michigan's cage squad drilled in-
tensively yesterday in preparation for
the coming basketball activity of Sat-
urday and Monday nights with Illi-
nois and Wisconsin respectively.
The Illini will be seeking revenge
Saturday at Champaign for the 48-47
defeat hung on them earlier this sea-
son by a fighting Wolverine quintet.
Since the last Illinois-Michigan
cage contest, Coach Doug Mills' five
has been strengthened considerably.
The return of Fred Green, 6 ft. 7 in.
freshman who was on the great Illi-
noi,; yearling squad of 1942-43, is par-
ticularly encouraging to Illini hoop
fans. Green was a member of the
famous Whiz Kids along with such
stars as Dike Eddleman, Junior Kirk
and the original Bob Menke of Illi-
nois basketball history.
The second returning veteran whose
face is new to Michigan hoopmen this
season is Jim Marks, 6 ft. 2 in, for-
ward. Marks was a member of the
North-South Illinois All-Star squad
Both coaches seem to have a
healthy respect for each other's
charges. Bennie Oosterbaan has
termed Illinois as "one of the most
underrated hoop teams in the coun-
try." Coach Mills of the Illini calls
the Wolverines "one of the Big Ten's
best right now."
The return of Green to the Illi-
nois lineup has necessitated a few
shifts in the starting Champaign five.
Bob Menke, freshman, who. started
the season at center has been shifted
to forward vliilc Green has taken the
Doster Leads Scorers
Along with Green, Illinois will place
cn the hardwood court the Confer-
ence's leading scoirer in Bob Doster,
and 5 ft. 8 in. Wallie Mroz who ran
up 21 points in his last outing against
On Monday night the hoopsters
make their first appearance at Yost
Field House in more than two weeks
when they attempt to avenge the 58-
57 defeat handed them by the Badg-
ers last Saturday at Madison.
Michigan, with a record of four
wins as against five losses stands sev-
enth in the conference. Illinois is
sixth. A Wolverine victory would en-
able Michigan to tie the Illini for
seventh spot in the Big Ten.
Spartan Natators Ciasli
WitLh Badgers Tomorrow
EAST LANSING, Feb. 7-- (IP) -
Tackling their fifth successive Wes-
tern Conference opponent Saturday
at the University of Wisconsin,
Michigan State College's once-beaten
swimming team will go after two
freshman national collegiate records,
Coach Charles McCaffree said to-
day as he readied his squad for the
trip to Madison.
By DES IHOWARTH ,
With a capacity crowd assured for
what should prove to be Ann Arbor's
hockey series of the year, Coach Ace
Bailey and his fast-skating Toronto
Blues will invade the Coliseum ice at
8 p.m. tonight to battle the Michigan
sextet in the first of two games.
By virtue of two victories over
the Michigan puckmen in Toronto
two weeks ago, the Blues, unbeaten
in college opetition, will rate as
favorites, but Coach eyliger and
his crew are conceding nothing to
the visitors. Toronto won the first
contest 9-3, but the Wolverines
held a big edge for two periods in
the second encounter before being
"If we play the same brand of
hockey against Toronto that we
played in those two periods, we should'
Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. to-
day at the coliseum for tonight's
and tomorrow night's hockey
games between Michigan and the
University of Toronto.
have a good chance to win," Heyliger
admitted, "and playing on our own
ice will also give us an advantage."
To win, the Wolverines must stop
the strong Toronto attack which is
led by Captain Wally Halder. Halder,
who has averaged close to four goals
a game for the Blues this season.
caused Michigan no little trouble in
Toronto, scoring six times against
Michigan's line-up will be re-
vamped for tonight's game. Heyliger
expects to start ord MacMillan at
center. Neil Celley and Al Renfrew
If i Td
To Repeat Triumphs
Battle Is Promised
will be on the wings. Renfrew will be
playing with his wrist in a cast, and
it is not known just how much action
the speedster will see,
Bob Marshall, almost fully recov-
ered from a leg injury, and Ross
Smith will be the starting defense-
men, with Captain Connie Hill and
Clem Cossalter in reserve.
Michigan's second line will have
Wally Grant at left wing, Wally
Gacek at center, and Bill Jacobson
on the right flank. If Renfrew sees
only limited service, Chet Kuznier
will move up from the third line to
team with MacMillan and Jacobson.
Halder will center Toronto's first
combination, with Gord Ball and
Bob Henry as his wingmen. A sec-
ond trio that of Bauer, Kosick
and Jim Bromley.
Jack Maclnnes, who turned in a
great performance against Toronto
despite the Wolverines' losses, and
Dick Ball, also a great net-minder,
will again be the opposing goalies.
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