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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1947

Wolverines Hit Road for Vital Big Nine Contest wit

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Hockey Squad
Prepares for
Wing Contest

'Dream Game To Settle
Conference Title Clains
Offensive Battle Looms as Badger Runners
HopeTo Match Speed of Mih igan Backs

Mann Sees Successful Year
As Many Tank Stars Return

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fore the Wolverines again
r the Badgers on the
At 9:30 Saturday morn-
two Jayvee teams will
the Camp Randall prac-
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Injuries to members of a team is
the biggest problem facing any
coach, and Vic Heyliger, hockey
mentor, has begun to have his
worries before the opening game
of the 1947-48 season.
Hill Injured
Connie Hill, captain of the Wol-
verine sextet for the third con-
secutive year, was injured in
practice this week and will prob-
ably be out of action for at least

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The Badger "B" team possesses
a 2-3 record. They have defeated
Gogebic Junior College 24-0 and
Northwestei'n 26-6. Their three
losses were heartbreakers. They
were defeated by Illinois 7-6, Pur-
due 7-6, and Northwestern 6-0.
Michigan's Jayvees boast a .5001
average. They defeated Grand
Rapids Junior College 13-0, and
Michigan State 13-6. They lcst
hard fought battles 13-0 to Michi-
gan State and 20-6 to Northwes-
tern.
Main Event
There is barely time to grab a
lunch before the main event of
the marathcn gets under way.
Harry Stuhldreher's Cinderella
team, in second place in the con-
ference with a three won and one
tied record, play host to the highly
touted Wolverine varsity at 1:30
before a sellout "Dad's Day" crowd
at Camp Randall Stadium.
When the final gun barks end-
ing the Saturday afternoon clash
180 grueling minutes of football
will have been played between the
two schools in less than twenty-
four hours.
These facts bring to mind only
one question. Just how much foot-
ball can you take in one day? It
would be safe to say that Madison-
ites will have had their fill of the
sport by the time they sit down to
Saturday night supper.

ten days. It has not been deter-
mined whether he will be in shape
to play against the Red Wings
when the Detroiters journey to
Ann Arbor at the end of the
month.
Hill is suffering from some very
painful chest bruises, though ita
has been definitely establishedI
that there are no cracked ribs.
Shaping Up
The puck squad continued to
scrimmage this week and accord-
ing to Heyliger, "They are coming
around to playing form slowly."
The hockey coach continued to
shuffle his forward lines in an at-
tempt to find the smoothest work-
ing combination, while Jack Mac-
Innes and Jack MacDonald both
presented different obstacles to
the scoring-minded offenrsemEi.
Gordie MacMillan, Al Renfrew,
and Wally Gacek played on one
line during most of the scrim-
mages, and followers of last year's
team indicate that these three
will make up Michigan's first and
best line.

The game that has materialized
out of thin air as iar as pre-season
forecasts were concerned will be
played this Saturday at Madison,
Wisconsin, when Coach "Fritz" I
Crisler's Wolverines tangle with a
once-defeated Badger eleven.
To most Conference followers
who had tagged Michigan, Illinois,
and Ohio State as the teams to
beat in this year's Big Nine com-
petition, the mid-November ap-
pearance of Wisconsin as a threat
to Michigan's march to its first
undisputed championship in 15
years is nothing short of a mir-
acle.
The game with the Badgers
was looked at as a welcome
breather for Michigan before
it played host to Ohio State in
what might well have been the
title deciding contest. In fact,
after Michigan won from Illi-
nois the race was supposed to
be over except for the neces-
sity of playing out the schedule.
The one factor that most ex-
perts chose to ignore in making
their selections for Conference
honors has proven to be the de-
ciding one in Wisconsin's rise
from a bottom finish last year to
their present position as the num-
ber one obstacle in front of the
title-minded Wolverines.
This factor is the team spirit
which has manifested itself in
victories over Purdue, Iowa,
Northwestern, Yale and Mar-
quette. Perhaps the best ex-
ample of the Badger's high mor-

ale is to 1e found in the team's
quick recovery from a stunningj
48-7 setback at the hands of
California which enabled it to
hand a previously unbeaten
Yale eleven its first defeat.!
Coach Harry Stuhldreher's
squad has continued to ride
high after that conquest and
reached its peak last week when
Iowa was routed 46 to 14.
Wisconsin is ready for Mich-
igan and will be out to stop all
that Coach Crisler and the Wol-
verines can throw against them.
It is doubtful whether the Bad-
ger's hopes for a victory over
Michigan have ever been higher
than they are at present. Not since
the Wisconsin team arrived in'
Ann Arbor in 1944 seeking to win
that year's game for the memory
of one of their players, Allan Sha-
fer, who suffered a fatal injury
in a game with Iowa, have the
Badgers pointed so much for a
Michigan eleven.
Coach "Fritz" Crisler and the
entire Michigan team are aware
of the excellent performances
of the Wisconsin eleven and are
taking no chances of allowing
the Badgers to win on spirit
alone. Today, as well as all of
the practice sessions this week
the squad has kept the threat
of Coach Stuhldreher's well-
balanced team uppermost in
their minds and have shone
enthusiasm in practice not
equalled since this year's game
with Illinois.
The team once again worked
on scoring plays that might see
action against Wisconsin this
weekend. Coach Crisler and his
assistants also worked on defense
in anticipation of stopping a Bad-
ger attack that has enabled the
Badgers from Madison to score
from any position on the field.

By MURRAY GRANT
Wolverine swimming coach.
Matt Mann, appears headed for
another successful season if the
past performances of the array of
stars on this year's squad can be
held for anything.
Mann is working out his talent-
laden charges daily at the I-M
pool and already many of the
tanksters are rounding into top
shape. Led by Captain Harry Holi-
day, the, Michigan mermen have
a double incentive this season.
Primarily they're out to avenge
last 'year's loss to Ohio State and
bring the Conference crown back
to Ann Arbor.
But equally important and in
the backs of all their minds is
the possible invitations to be a
member of the United States
Olympic Swimming squad that
will be chosen next Spring.
Back for another record-break-
ing year is the medley relay team,
composed of Holiday, Bob Sohl
and Dick Weinberg. This trio
holds three of the four possible
world's records in this event, and
holds the American mark in the
other distance.

The Wolverine squad appears
well-fixed in every event, hav-
ing lost only Alex Canja and
Wally Stewart from last sea-
son's aggregation. Diving again
seems to be the weak point of
the team, but with All-American
Gil Evans, Ralph Triiborn and
Tommy O'Neil returning there
is a definite possibility of ser-
iously challenging Ohio State's
domination of this event.
Among the freestylers Coach
Mann seems to be well fortified.
In addition to Weinberg, he'll
have such stars as Matt Mann
III, Gus Stager, Bill Kogen, Tom
Coates, Johnny McCarthy and
Charley Moss for duty in any of
the meets.
In the breaststroke Mann will
have Sohl, one of the best in the
country, and Bill Upthegrove back
from last year, and Moss, who has
shown brilliantly in Hawaii and
in meets in the East.
The backstroke department is
ably handled by Holiday and be-
hind him are the Johnsons, Art
and Ralph, both members of last
year's squad.

EARL MAVES . . . .
Wisconsin fullback

Batdgesyet
For 'M' Tilt
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 13-(A)-
Michigan's football team may be
the "Monsters of the Midwest"
and the "Wily Wolverines" to a lot
of experts, but to a Wisconsin
squad readying for Saturday's bat-
tle for the Big Nine Title the su-
perlatives don't mean a thing.
"We'll concede 'em nothing,"
halfback Clarence Self, the Badg-
ers' leading ground gainer, de-
clared today. "This is one we want
to win and we think we can."
Self spoke for the entire Badger
ball club, which is waiting for the
Western Conference's showdown
game before a full house of 45,000
without the slightest trace of awe.
The Badgers, and the coaching
staff concurs, are sharp, sharper
than they've been all season.

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German Coffee Hour: 3-4:30
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All interested students and faculty
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