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VEMBER 20, 1947

THE M ICHIG AN 'DA ILY

L Spart's Schedule Unbeaten
Siciigar Nfotre Dame in'48

MVichigan -tea d est 1in

EAST LANSING, Nov. 19- (). -.
Not re DMe and Pn Saewill
be on theM nState 1948
football schedule, it was an-
Snounced here today by Athletic
Director Ralph H. Young.A
Michigan will appear at East
Lansing Se:pt. 25 for thededica-
tion of the enlarged stadium to
seat 50,000 fans. It will be the
fifth appearance of a Wolverine
team on the MSC campus since
the start of the 40-game series
and the first time the Spartans

have acted as hosts to Michigan
since 1924.
The Spartans will meet Notre
)ame in South Bend Oct. 9 and
Penn State at State College, Pa.,,
)ct. 23. Both teams will appearl
in East Lansing in 1949 and Mich-
an State will return the Mich-
-ran visit at Ann Arbor.
The Notre Dame series is be-
ing resumed after a lapse of 27
years.
The Penn State series is being
revived after a one-year lapse.

BEST IN THE WEST:
Michigan Teams Boast
15 Conference Titles

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By HERB RUSKIN
Now that the 1947 Wolverine
football team has clinched the
Western Conference champion-
ship, it marks the 15th time that
the Wolverines have finished on
top or tied for the championship
and the sixth time that Michigan
has won it alone.
Michigan's f irst undisputed
championship came in the third
year of the Conference's history,
1898, when the Wolverines,
coached by Ferbert compiled a 3-0
record in the seven-school confer-
ence, edging out Chicago who had
a 3-1 record.
The Wolverines' football star
went into an eclipse until 1901
when the immortal Fielding H.
Yost took over the post of head
football coach. It was the first of
his famous point-a-minute teams
and the only Michigan team ever
to go through a season unbeaten,
untied and unscored upon.
The Maize and Blue took the
crown that year with a 4 and 0
record. Captained by Neil Snow,
the Wolverines went out to the

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Sickels Cited
Again in .Poll
NEW YORK, Nov. 19-('P)-For
the third time this season, a center
has been selected in the Asso-
ciated Press poll as football's line-
man of the week.
The honor goes this time to
Joe Watson of Rice Institute at
Houston, Texas.
Michigan was again represent-
ed in this week's selections. Quen-
tin Sickels, who was also cited in
the poll last week, was chosen
this week as the outstanding guard
of the nation.

Rose Bowl and in the inaugural
of that event, smothered the
Stanford Indians, 49-0.
Michigan repeated in 1902, as
they went through the conference
year winning five and not suffer-
ing a single loss.
Michigan and Minnesota tied
for the crown in 1902 each win-
ning three, while losing none
and tying one, marking the third
straight year that Yost's team
had finished on the top of the
heap.
The Wolverines slipped to sec-
ond the following year and did
not win a championship until after
they had returned to the Confer-
ence. Michigan dropped out of
what was then the Big Ten in 1907
and did not return to the fold un-
til 1917.
It wasn't until 1925, however,
that the Wolverines found their
way to the top again. The 1925
championship squad was
sparked by the famous Benny to
Bennie passing combination of
Friedman to Oosterbaan.
This duo returned again in 1926
to lead the Maize and Blue to an-
other victory and their last for
Fielding Yost who retired at the
end of the 1926 season.
It wasn't until 1932 that the
Wolverines won again, taking the
title with a six and nothing record
under the tutelage of Harry Kipke.
In 1933, Michigan repeated
the previous year's history by
coming out on top again, this
time winning five, losing none,
but tying one.
After 1933, Wolverine football
fortunes dropped and it wasn't
until Fritz Crisler took over the
reins in 1938 that they improved.
The Minnesota jinx held Michi-
gan back several times, until in
1943, Michigan tied Purdue for
the crown, their last one until this
year.
Chikopi Alums
Form Nucleus
Of Tank quad
There's a boy's camp 170 miles
north of Toronto, Ontario that
has probably done more for Mich-
igan swimming teams than any
other institution has done, for this
is the location of Camp Chikopi,
Matt Mann's summer camp.
Graduates Form Impressive List
The list of graduates from Chi-
kopi would fill a book of swim-
ming immortals, for since its open-
ing in 1920, Mann-handled swim-
mers have gone on to become out-
standing natators in colleges
throughout the world.
Matt considers Johnny Schmie-
Ler of his 1931-33 squads and
Harry Holiday of this year's team
as the best men he's ever coached,
and both of these stars got their
start at Chikopi.
Chikopi Alums Aplenty
This year's Michigan squad, like
many of Mann's teams is studded
with Chikopi alumni. In addition
to Holiday, Mann has free-stylers
Dick Weinberg, Gus Stager, Matt
Mann III, and Tommy Coates, all
of whom attended Chikopi.
Bob Sohl, one of the best breast-
strokers in the country, Bill Up-
thegrove, and Charley Moss, make
up the breaststroke contingent of
Chikopi alumni on the Wolverine
squad. While Art Johnson teams
with Holiday to represent the
backstrokers prepped by the staff
of the camp.

Big Nine
Briefs
By The Associated Press
Purdue Kickers Drill
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Nov. 19-
Purdue worked on its kicking
game today as Coach Stu Hol-
comb drilled the Boilermakers for
the Old Oaken Bucket Game with
Indiana Saturday.
Art Haverstock, who has con-
verted on 25 of 26 attempts and
also has a field goal to his credit,
did the place kicking as usual.
Fullback George Papach was in
his customary role of punter.
Taliaferro Through
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 19
---Hope that George Taliaferro
would be able to carry the ball
for Indiana against Purdue neared
the vanishing point today as the
injured halfback ran eight plays
with the second team and then
had to leave the field. Chest in-
juries hampered both his running
and his breathing.
Coach Bo McMillin gave the
team a defensive workout aimed
at stopping Purdue's halfbacks,
Harry Szulborski and Norb
Adams..
Badgers Scrimmage
MADISON, Wis., Nov. 19-The
University of Wisconsin football
squad continued its non-contact
drills today with a dummy scrim-
mage session on defense against
Minnesota plays demonstrated by
freshmen.
Coach Harry Stuhldreher said
all men on the injured list had
returned to action, and named
a 36-man travelling squad which
will leave Friday for Minneap-
olis and Saturday's final Big Nine
game.
Voigis Shifts Lineup
EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 19--
Northwestern's football squad de-
voted most of today's workout to
polishing its running attack for
the Illinois game at Champaign
Saturday.
Coach Bob Voigts said that new
starters in the lineup against the
illini would be Steve Sawle and
George Maddock, tackles, and
Capt. Vince De Francesca, right
guard. The latter has fully re-
covered from injuries.
Goldberg Takes
iMf Tennis Title
Harry Goldberg recently cap-
tured an all campus Intramural
tennis tournament defeating Jim
Albert in a best three-out-of-five
series.
Goldberg and Albert emerged
as finalists in the tourney after
eliminations had narrowed the
field from the 63 original contes-
tants.
In the finals Goldberg employ-
ing a steady overhand forehand
smash succeeded in turning away
Albert's threats to take the cham-
pionships in straight sets, 6-4,
6-4, 6-2.
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