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YESTERDAY afternoon the Michigan sports scene had settled
to some semblance of calm and quiet, and the indecision and
sion which had everyone from the Athletic Board to the grounds-
.rs in throes of speculation had disappeared. Seated in his Ad-
tration Building office - and seated there to stay - was H. 0.
z" Crisler. And California had again become a mere state 2,000
away.
3ut the storm, while it lasted, was fierce. Rumors rained down
a hundred different ilaces, and opinions changed with every
gust of gossip. By suppertime last Wednesday people who only
morning had declared over a cup of coffee that "Fritz could
leave Michigan," were swearing that Crisler would fly to Cali-
a, within the hour.
Rumors collapsed finally a little after 1:00 a.m. Thursday
m the bulletin that ended the matter came clicking over the
ociated Press teletype in the Michigan Daily office. Out of
welter of "no comments" news had finally come. Coach Crisler
1 called the California officials and said, "I like Michigan."
e story of the past few days was explained yesterday morning
the Wolverine coach called a special oress conference. "I called
Hamilton (Brutus Hamilton, acting athletic manager at Cali-
30 at midnight and told him I couldn't accept the offer." Later
clared that the Bear official was "speechles" when he heard the
on.
BRAL THINGS influenced Coach Crisler's decision to remain at
ichigan. Chiefly, it was the assurance he received that the future
rsity of Michigan would be the same as the past. "I was very
concerned with what was going to happen at Michigan," he
"especially in regard to any increasing emphasis put on graduate
I inasmuch as it de-emphasized the 'undergraduate side, and in
d to any continued rigid restriction on out-of-state admissions."
'he athletic director then declared that he now felt certain that
bions will get better with each succeeding semester. Coach
r was obviously worried over recent reports that Michigan's
graduate departments would gradually be absorbed by Wayne U.
It appears that the deciding point in this mental tug-of-war
Coach Crisler's conversation with President Alexander G.
hven Wednesday morning. Before that Crisler could not have
wn what the University's official position was in regard to
change in the school's set-up. President Ruthven evidently
wered the questions in his mind. When those questions were
wered, the balance began definitely swinging toward a decision
tay in Ann Arbor.
i his press conference, Coach Crisler scotched one opinion that
)een advanced by some quarters as one factor influencing his
)e resignation and departure to California. This was that alumni
sm was bothering him. "Of course Michigan alumni were dis-
nted over the outcome of last season, just as I was," declared
oach, "but there was never any criticism by any alumni of the
hat would get under my skin."
You'll cheer too, for these

By HERB LORENZ
A confident, but injury-riddled
Michigan hockey team will play
the first of two important week-
end games against the Minnesota
Gophers tonight at Minneapolis.
The Michigan sextet, current
possessors of the mythical Confer-
ence title, must win at .Ieast one
of the games to maintain their
grasp on the crown. With a 5-4
win and a 4-4 tie against the
Gophers in previous games this
season, a victory tonight at Min-
nesota would assure the Maize
and Blue of the title for another
season.
Lineup Changed
Coach Heyliger has juggled his
lineup to compensate for the re-
cent wave of injuries that have hit
the team. The number one line
will see Bill Jacobson back at his
old center position with Ted Greer
at his usual right wing spot. Dick
Starrak has been moved up from
his defense position to the left
wing slot on this line.
Playing in his first conference
game, Wally Gacek will be at the
left wing position of the number
two line, teaming with Gordie
MacMillan and Al Renfrew. Ren-
frew was able to return from Tor-
onto yesterday in time to leave
with the team.
MacDonald To Play
Heyliger's goalie problem was
relieved when regular netminder
Jack MacDonald was released from
the University hospital in time to
make the train for Minneapolis.
The big problem facing Heyliger
is finding a capable defense com-
bination.
George Balestri has been suf-
fering from a strained back and
has not been on skates this week,
and reliable Connie Hill is nurs-
ing an injured hand. Both men
will be available for limited ser-
vice, but Big Bob Marshall will
be called on to carry the brunt of
the defensive work. This is right
to \arshall's liking, for in the last
Minnesota game here Bob shook
the Coliseum foundation with his
smashing body checks.
Gophers Win Last Four
Minnesota's coach Larry Arm-
strong plans to use the same team
that has netted the Gophers four
victories in their last four games.
Octopus-like Tommie Karakas
will again be in the nets, and the
Michigan sharpshooters will have
to train their sights well to drive
the disc past him. When the
Gophers played here, Karakas
Ray Robinson
Faces Board
NEW YORK, Feb. 13-(APX--The
State Athletic Commission, which
banished Rocky Grazano from
boxing after he thought two $100,-
000 bribe offers to throw fights
were "a joke," calls up Welter-
weight Champion Ray Robinson
tomorrow to tell about a $25,000
bid he received not to go through
with a match at all.
Specifically, the Harlem Sugar
Man will be asked about an offer
he received to announce that he
couldn't make the 147-pound
weight limit for a title tussle with
Marty Servo last summer. The
fight never came off, because
Servo retired with an ailing nose.
Robinson later outpointed Tommy
Bell to succeed to the welter-
weight throne.
Just what the commission will
do about this will be a mystery un-
til after tomorrow's hearing.
Robinson received the offer last
August while he was training at
his Greenwood Lake, N.Y., condi-
tioning base. In December, while
he was getting ready to belt Bell,
he casually mentioned it to sports

writers one afternoon.

gave Michigan fans one of the Chi Psi and Sigma Alpha Mu
finest exhibitions of goal-tending closed the lid on a long drawn out
seen in many a season. fraternity handball tournament
The Gophers' number one line with Chi Psi taking a 2-1 win to
of Remole and Meyer at the wings emerge wearing the fraternity
and Rolly DePaul at center will crown until next semester.
give Goalie MacDonald plenty of Jim Donovan of Chi Psi showed
worries. DePaul and Remole are amazing form and finesse as he
tied for the individual scoring overwhelmed Fred Epstein, 21-2,
honors of the Gophers, and the
Wolverines must figure some way 21-0. The second singles match
to stop this combination. gave the new champions their
Bud Prick centers the number margin of victory, but it took a
two line with Fleming and Bill lot more work for Bob DenUyl to
Hodgins at the wing posts. Dick get by Bob Zelony, 21-9, 21-12.
Roberts is the mainstay of the Scrn A sloepitBb
Gopher defense. Michigan fan Scoring SAM's lone point, Bob
will remember Roberts as the man Tisch teamed with Bernie Meislin
who used the "kick shot" so ef- to defeat Hugh Mack and Erwin
fectively when the Gophers were Coveney in three games, 21-15,
in town. 20-21, 21-11.
CELLAR CELEBRITIES:
Cagers To, Face Talent
Lade Hawkeye Quitet
Ozzie Cowles' fourth place basketball team will entrain at 8:26
this morning for Saturday night's game with one of the roughest
cellar dwelling squads in Big Nine cage history, the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Coach "Pops" Foster's squad, bulging with tested talent, looked
like a good bet for the top honors in the Conference, but a disastrous
five-game road trip dropped Iowani
from second place to a last place
tie with Northwestern.
The Hawkeyes, despite a 2-6
wori-lost record, have only drop-
ped only one game at home, a CO N T4
heart-breaking 63-62 decision to
the front running Badgers, who F(
make a habit of winning the
close ones.
Some of Foster's most highly CONTAC
touted performers have failed to
come through for him this sea-
son, and he has been forced to W offerou
revise his lineup repeatedly.
Another of his frequent per-
sonnel experiments has been and 1IreiariI,
planned for use against Michi-
gan. All-Conference Dick Ives,
once the Hawkeyes chief scor- -
ing threat, will sit on the bench.
A newcomer, Stan Straatsma,
will pair with Murray Wier at
forward.
In another shift, Herb Wilkin-
son, another ex-Al Conference
cager, will switch from guard to
center in an attempt to strength-
en the pivot post which has been 410 WOLVERINE BLDG.
weak since Noble Jorgenson was
declared ineligible.
Another. rookie, Billy Hall, will
take over Wilkinson's guard duties.
The other guard position will be
held down by Jack Spencer.
To back up his starting quin-
tet, Foster can call on two other
former Big Nine standouts in
addition to Ives. They are Dave
Danner and Clayton Wilkinson,
forward and center, respectively.
To defeat Iowa, Michigan will
be forced to overcome a road game
hoodoo which has plagued every
team in the league except Wiscon-PRIA
sin, and even the Badgers dropped
one at Illinois.

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