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Will Face
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innesota's Center
Bads Big 9 Scoring
igan's slim hopes of taking'
-division berth from Min-
will go on the blocks at
ield House tomorrow when
>lverine cagers take on the
s, currently the hottest
: Big Nine circles.
ting a .305 shooting aver-
st in the league, the rangy
nen, paced by 6 ft. 9 in.
Jim McIntyre, will attempt
icate their early season vic-
ver Michigan.
iesota's s c o r i n g punch,
iominated by McIntyre who
tly leads the Conference in
with 168 points in 10
does not, stop with the big
In addition, both guard
ernan and forward Bud
rate among the Big Nine's
n scorers.

Wolverines To Meet Illini
In Decisive Track Contest,

Coach Cliff Keen put his wrest-
ling charges through intensive
drills yesterday in preparation for
the Wisconsin meet which will be
held tomorrow night at the Field
House following the Michigan-
Minnesota cage clash.
Captain Bill Courtright will be
absent from the team for the
first time this year due to a knee
injury incurred in the Illinois
meet last Saturday. Wes Tebeau,
a newcomer from Grand Rapids,
is expected to replace him at 165
pounds.
Wisconsin's o n l y undefeated
grappler, Clarence Self, is being
married tomorrow and will not
make the trip. Tony Barbaro, a
returned letterman, will fill his
shoes in the 165-pound bout.
Two Wolverine regulars, John-
nie Allred and Maurice Smith,
have returned from, the injured
list and may see action tomorrow.
George Curtis, who captured the
Big Ten 145-pound title while
wrestling for Michigan backhin
1944, is back with the Wolverines
and vying for a starting berth
against the Badgers.
Either Ward Peterson or Hugh
Mack will appear for the Wolver-
ines at 175-pounds. Dan bworsky
will handle the heavyweight as-
signment.

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Having gained a hard fought
victory over the Michigan State
thinclads in last Saturday's cur-
tain-raiser, Coach Ken Doherty
will take his trackmen to Cham-
paign, Ill., tomorrow for a critical
dual meet with the power-packed
Illini.
The Orange and Blue trackmen
have served notice to the Confer-
ence that they are again the team
to beat. Coach Leo Johnson's tal-
ented thinclads more than dou-
W h i Ie Michigan's varsity
trackmen journey to the Uni-
versity of Illinois for a dual
meet with the Orange and
Blue, the Wolverine "B" team
thinclads will meet Michigan
Normal's track squad at 4 pan.
today in Yost Field House.
bled the score against Minnesota's
cindermen in their first dual meet
of the season last week.
Five Lettermen Return to Illini
Despite the loss of several out-
standing thinclads from the all-
conquering 1946 squad, which cap-
tured both the indoor and out-
door Big Nine titles, the Illini

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ir times in
n't done as
Michigan.

have been
Conference
well defen-

chi Ray Fiher will hand
forms and equipment to
ieball tryouts next Mon-
ud Tuesday afternoons.
of practice will also be

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have been bolstered by the return
of five lettermen from the 1943
team and one from the 1944 squad
One of the highlights of the
meet will not take place on the
cinder paths but in the shot put
circle, when Wolverine Chuck Fon-
ville and Illinois' Norman Wasser
throw the 16-pound iron ball.
Illini Putter Challenges Fonville
Fonville's record-breaking heave
of 53 ft., 6 in. last Saturday better-
ed Wasser's winning toss against
Minnesota by only five inches.
Wasser, a transfer from New York
University, has dropped one deci-
sion to Fonville this year, in the
Michigan State Relays.
Michigan's strength in the mid-
dle distance events will be put to
a stiff test when the Wolverines
match strides with Illinois' Bob
Rehberg and Clarence Dunn, both
of whom have held the Big Nine
mile title. Dunn, a returning let-
terman from 1943, and Rehberg
broke the tape in a dead heat
against Minnesota with a win-
ning time of 4:22.
Barten May Run Mile
Meanwhile Michigan's Herb Bar-
ten came through with a whirl-
wind finish against his Michigan
State opponents to take the mile
in the good time of 4:19.9. Barten
was a surprse starter in this event
because of the illness of Wolverine.
Don Queller.
In the event that Queller is still
sidelined for the Illinois meet,
Barten may have to double back
again in his specialty, the 880, as
he did against the Spartans.
Billiard Players
Total 473 Points
An optimistic pocket billiards
squad, representing the best pool-
playing ability on campus, moves
into the second round of inter-
collegiate pocket .billiards compe-
tition on March 19 at the Michi-
gan Union by virtue of their 473
opening game Tuesday evening.
The Wolverine cuemen compiled
a 62% accuracy range in racking
up a 473 point total out of a pos-
sible 750 in their initial test.
Mark Abend, sharp-shooter from
the Motor City, copped individual
laurels with 115 tallies. Two points
behind him was Andy Sullivan,
captain, who recorded 113 at the
end of 15 innings.
Michigan, a member of the New
England and Eastern Section, tel-
ephoned their Tuesday evening
score to the Billiards Association
of America, sponsors of the na-
tion-wide program that encom-
passes 27 colleges, and universities.
Prof. Harry C. Carver, of the
University's mathematics depart-
ment, served as referee Tuesday
night, while Don Krueger acted
as official score-keeper.
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Star QHarter-Miler
Quits Track Team
Coach Ken Doherty's track
team received a setback yester-
day when Hugh Short, outstan-
ding and well known quarter-
miler, announced his with-
drawal from cinder competi-
tion.
lie declared that his reason
for taking the step was that
he had "been getting only a
fraction of the benefits from
my education that I should."
The co-holder of the world
600-yard record added that he
was at Michigan primarily to
obtain an education. This, and
the necessity of supporting his
wife and child through out-
side work, make it impossible
for him to continue in track
effectively.
Short's departure from the
Wolverine squad leaves quite
a large pair of shoes for Coach
Doherty to fill. The quarter-
miler will not go to Illinois this
weekend. Remaining "440"
men are Dick Forrestel, George
Shepherd, Bob Mann, Mel Pet-
wiler and Herb Barten.
Varsities Lead
In Scholarship
2.73 Average Tops
Mean Campus Mark

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Close Event's Will

By CLARK BAKER
Wolverine swimming fans will
get a preview of the coming Big
Nine and NCAA tank champion-
ships at 8 p.m. tonight when the
two Goliaths of the swimming
world, Michigan and Ohio State,
clash at the Sports Building pool.
Unbeaten in dual competition
since 1945 and billed as the great-
est collection of swimming stars
ever assembled on a team, the
Buckeyes will enter the pool fav-
ored to hand Matt Mann's nata-
tors their initial setback of the
year.
Headed by breaststroker cap-
tain Jim Counsilman, former
Big Nine, NCAA and AAU title-
holder, the visitors' line-up will
feature freestylers Bill Smith,
holder of every middle distance
record in the books; Halo Hirose,

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. A survey of first-semester grades
of University of Michigan ath-
letes in all sports has revealed
that Track Coach Ken Doherty's
40-man squad turned in a record-
breaking average of 2.73, equiva-
lent to a high "B-minus," which
easily surpassed the over-all cam-
pus average of 2.5'4 for the past
two semesters.
TWo-Miler Hits Four Point
Highest ranking among track-
men was John Morrison, a two-
miler, and an engineering student,
who collected 17 hours of "A"
grades. Four of the squad's top
ten ranking classroom stars were
pole vaulters - Charles Lauritsen,
graduate student; Ed Ulvestad
and Eugene Moody, engineering
students, and Haskell Coplin, stu-
dent in the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts.
Other team averages, which in-
cluded only lettermen who were
involved in more competition than
non-lettermen and reserves, shows
that wrestlers had 2.60; basket-
ball 'players 2.53; hockey players
2.52; football players 2.44 and
swimmers 2.35.
Fullbacks Lead Gridd ers
Fullbacks led the football play-
ers with Jack Weisenburger, ed-
ucation, leading with 12 hours of
"A" and six each of "B" and "C".
Dan Dworsky, architecture, with
three "A's", a "B" and a "C" was
second. Bob Wiese with six hours
of "A" and six of "B" also ranked
with the highest in the group as
did End Ed McNeill with eight
hours of "A" and seven of "B"
and Tackle Bob Ballou with eight
hours of "A" and eight of "B"
in the case of the football
squad, Ernest B. McCoy, assistant
to the athletic director, pointed
out that the gridders had made
their records while going through
a full nine-game season mith two-
hour daily practice sessions, plus
games both away and at home.
I-M News
With two more games scheduled
before the playoffs, the standings
in the five fraternity basketball
leagues straightened out after the,
last round of play.
Alpha Delta Phi took over the
helm in the first league by defeat-
ing Lambda Chi Alpha, 18-11. In
the second circuit the Sig Eps,
paced by guard Harry Anderson,
walked into first place by virtue
of a 33-14 win over the Theta Chis.
Chi Psi showed they were worthy
of a share of the lead in the third
* fraternity circuit with Pi Lambda
Phi.

derson in 1946. Bruce Harlan, who
turned the trick in the above meet.
Buit even ugainst this power-
laden group, the Wolverine
swimmers will rule as definite
favorites to take three events
on tonight's card. Harry Holiday
figures to take the 150-yard
breaststroke race without too
much trouble. Bob Sohl rates
the nod over Counsilman in the
breaststroke while the Maize
and Blue 300-yard medley relay
trio of Iloliday, Sohl and Dick
Weinberg should take their
specialty.
Top event of the evening will
probably be the high board diving
match in which Anderson and
Harlan will be pitted against Wol-
verines Gil Evans and Capt. Alex
Canja. Both Evans and Canja
are in fine shape and may come
through with an upset.
Another close battle should
develop between Smith, Hirose
and Weinberg for the top honors
in the freestyle sprints. Hirose
rates an edge in the 50-yard
race while Weinberg on a com-
parative time basis has done a
little better this year at the
100-yard distance.-
Hill will be highly favored* to
takeboth the 220 and 440-yard
freestyle marathons. His main
competition will come from Wol-
All tickets for 'the Michigan-
Ohio State swimming meet to-
night were sold out yesterday.
verines Gus Stager, in the 220,
and Wally Stewart in the 440.
Smith may also swim these events
for the Buckeyes.
Comparative times for tonight's
events:
300-yard medley relay-Michi-
gan (Holiday, Sohl, Weinberg),
2:50.5; Ohio State (DeGroot, Pra-
ver, Smith), 2:57.
220-yard freestyle-Hill (081U),
2:11.4; Stager (M), 2:12.3; Smith
(OSU), no time available.
50-yard freestyle-Hirose (OSU)
:23.4; Hobart (OSU), :23.5; Wein-
berg (M), :23.7.
100-yard freestyle - Weinberg
(M), :51.8; Smith (OSU), :52.4;
Hirose (OSU), no time available.
150-yard backstroke - Holiday'
(M), 1:34.9; Rodenbach (OSU),
1:38.2; Fetterman (OSU), 1:39.3.
200-yard breaststroke---Sohl (M)
2:21.5; Counsilman (OSU), 2:25;
Trumble (OS), 2:28.9; Upthe-
grove (M), 2:29.8.
440-yard freestyle-Hill (OSU),
4:49.9; Stewart (M), 4:52.2;
Schlanger (OSU), 5:05.8; Stager
(M), 5:06.3.
400-yard freestyle relay - Ohio
State (Smith, DeGroot, Hobart,
Hirose), 3:33; Michigan (Sanford,
Crispin, Holiday, Weinberg), no
time available.

BOB SOHLI
talented Michigan mer-
man faces Ohio State's Jim
Counsilman in the 200-yard
breaststroke event tonight.
Conference and NCAA 100-yard
champ last year and Jack Hill,
Big Nine, NCAA and National
AAU 220 and 440-yard titlist.
Still another champion sporting
,the Buckeye colors tonight will be
Miller Anderson, winner of every
major diving meet last year except
the National AAU outdoor event.
And just to complete the array
Coach Mike Peppe's crew will also
have the only diver to defeat An-

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