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LRY 25, 1948


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'M'Road Games Paid Off
Cagers Prove Pup Brings Mermen Map
Good Defense e Lurk Plans to Halt

Hockey Tourney Preview
Here in Week-End Action



Best Offense
Home or Away-
They Look Okay
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and
Dottie Lamour have all been suc-
cessful on the road-and so has
- Michigan's 1947 - 48 basketball
The record books show that
the league-leading Wolverines
copped four out of six battles
on foreign soil, a feat unpar-
alleled by any other Big Nine
power this year.
Within the comfortable confines
of Yost Field House, they have
taken all four Conference tussles
waged here. However, their two
most important home affairs come
bthis weekend--with dangerou~s
Ohio State Saturday and second-
place Iowa Monday evening.
Many side-line observers at-
tribute Michigan's road sue-
cess this season to the fact that
the Wolverines play a deliberate
type of game at all times. This
brand of court action stresses
careful ball-handling and pos-
session of the precious spiheroid
as often as possible.
In addition, Coach Ozzie Cowles
has always put a high premium on
defense. And when he switched to
Ann Arbor from Dartmouth in
1946, the Wolverines immediately
gained a reputation around the
league as a top defensive unit.
In their Big Nine debut this
year, the Maize and Blue limited
Minnesota to 41 points and have
been the No. 1 defensive squad
in the Conference ever since.
Offensively, Michigan has em-
ployed a tantalizing attack de-
signed to make their shots count.
The team surprisingly now ranks
second to Illinois in offense.
Bill Roberts, six-foot seven-
inch center and Don McIntosh,
flashy .pivot man, have sup-
plied the Maize and Blue with
effective control of the back-
boards-another important fac-
tor aiding Michigan's winning
- With all these attributes, the
Wolverines have played with al-
most the same finesse on the
road as they have demonstrated
at home.
The advantages of playing at
home are varied and many.
Every inch of the home court
is better known to the players,
the resiliency of the floor seems
more comfortable, the diffusion
of light is more familiar, and
the attitude of the partisan
crowd is more encouraging,
Asked what he thought the
main advantage of playing at
home was, center Bill Roberts
quickly snapped, "Ten points!"
101 S
sNHL Off isials
Blast Charges
TORONTO, Feb. 24-(/P)-Na-
tional Hockey League officials de-
scribed as "ridiculous" tonight re-
ports from Detroit linking two of
the league's players with a gam-
bling ring.
IHowever, President Clarence
Campbell of the NHL and general
manager Art Ross of the Boston
M Bruins said a thorough investiga-
tion would be made.
Detroit police commissioner
Harry Toy said he had informa-
tion that James Tamer, an ex-
convict, had been in contact last
week with two players-one a
member of the Bruins, the other of
the New York Rangers.
He added, however, the infor-
mation "so far wasn't of sufficient

strength to base an accusation."
Campbell flew into Toronto
from Montreal tonight for a con-
ference with Ross, whose Bruins
are here for a game with the To-
ronto Maple Leafs.

A Golden Labrador pup is
Michigan's latest good-luck
charm for the varsity cagers.
The cute, tiny canine was
presented to Coach Ozzie
Cowles last Saturday night by
a Michigan alumnus, Lauren
McKenzie, now a resident of
In return, McKenzie received
a free ticket to the Michigan-
Minnesota hardwood battle.
The Wolverine athletes im-
mediately called the new pup,
"Ozzie." They took "Ozzie"
along with them to the Purdue
game at Lafayette Monday eve-
ning. Michigan won both
So make way for a "new"
spectator for this Saturday's
home contest with Ohio State!
Plenty of Pyep!
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 24-(/P)-
Willie Pcp successfuly defended
his world featherweight cham-
pionship tonight and came to
the rescue of 10,000 rain-
drenched fans by knocking out
Humberto Sierra of Cuba after
22 seconds af the tenth round
of a 15-round title bout.
Referee Jack Dempsey stopped
the bout without a count while
Sierra was helpless on the floor.
Kentucky 58, Temple 38.
Kansas State 54, Iowa State 48.
West. Mich. 58, Valparaiso 57.

OSU Streak

It's hard practice the rest of the
week for Matt Mann's swimmers
as they lay plans to put an end
to Ohio State's 19 straight tri-
umphs in dual meets.
Boasting week-end victories
over Iowa and Minnesota, the
Wolverines literally got off the
train and into the pool yesterday
afternoon after their return from
Monday's Gopher show in an ef-
fort to get as much practice as
possible before heading for Co-
Lots of Laps
Coach Mann had his stop watch
out and sent his boys up and down
the pool on those "easy hundreds"
and "relaxing fifties." It was ob-
vious that the termination of the
OSU dynasty was foremost in
everyone's mind.
The Wolverine mentor was well
satisfied with the team's perform-
ance in both meets and admitted
that their showing had been very
Sohl Sets Pace
Bob Sohl was superb in the Iowa
meet, turning in fine times for
his specialty, the 200 yard breast
stroke, and his lap of the medley
relay team's new world record at
300 yards.
Then watching Michigan's dis-
tance stars, Gus Stager and Matt
Mann III, stroking swiftly through
the water, he exclaimed, "What a
pair! I'm glad they'll be on my
side Saturday."

It will be the National Colle-
giate Association tournament in
preview this Friday and Saturday
night when Vic Heyliger's winning
hockey squad plays host to the
skaters of Colorado College at the
Coliseum in a two game series.
The visiting Tigers have already
cinched a spot in the first hockey
tournament to be held and, along
with Dartmouth and Boston Uni-
versity, will face the mid-western
flow It Can Be Done
Michigan needs one tie to cop
the bid, or if Minnesota were to
lose or tie in the two-game series
with the up-and-coming Michigan
Tech squad this week-end, the
Wolverines would automatically
be in.
Minnesota, California and Har-
vard are a few of the teams that
have fallen before the 'Iiger at-
tack twice this year. Michigan
Tech and North Dakota were able
to eke out single wins over the
far-western champs.
Revenge Motif
Colorado, fresh from its Mon-
day night defeat at the hands of
Michigan Tech, will be out to re-
venge its one loss at the hands
Tickets for the week-end
series between the hockey
teams of Michigan and Colo-
rado College will go on sale at
8.00 a.m. today at the Ferry
Field ticket office on South
of mid-western opponents this
year. A brace of wins for either
team would be a psychological ad-
vantage for the winning team if
they meet again in Colorado.
Gordie McMillan, who con-
tinues to set a new Michigan
record with every point he scores,
has a chance to break another
record in the week-end series by
netting eight points.
Prolific Scorer
McMillan, in the 1945-46 sea-
son, cracked Vic Heyliger's rec-
ord of total points scored in one
season when he passed and shot
for 56 markers.
To date, the red-haired wing-
man from Moose Jaw, Sask.
Alma 84, St. Mary's (Orchard
Lake) 28.
Cincinnati 70, Miami (O.) 65.
Duke 49, Wake Forest 48.
Mich. State 54, Notre Dame 50

(Can.) has tallied 27 goals and
22 assists for 49 points, and any
combination of eight goals or as-
sists would give him the new rec-
Looking Ahead
Michigan will face Michigan
Tech in the final games of the
season in two weeks which may
well turn out to be the most im-
portant matches of the season.
If Minnesota can take the
Techmen in two games this week-
end, the last games will decide
the mid-west's representative to
the tourney at Colorado Springs,
where the national title will be
laid on the line.

Jim Mitchell
Equals Frosh
Michigan's varsity track team
may not have to look very far for
another point-making performer
in the high hurdles next year as a
result of Monday's showing by
freshman Jim Mitchell.
As the highlight of the Wol-
verine freshman victory over the
varsity squad in Central Michigan
State Teachers College, (Mt.
Pleasant), 70%/-43%, Mitchell
skimmed the highs in 08:4 sec-
It was the first time since 1940
that a freshman hurdler had cov-
ered the 65 yards in that low


Sports R
NEW YORK, Feb. 24-(AP)-An-
swering the challenge of the great-t
ly improved Boston Red Sox, thet
world champion New York Yan-k
kees today acquired Ed Lopat from
the Chicago White Sox, one'of the
best pitchers in the American
In return for Lopat, a south-
paw, the Yankees sent catcher
Aaron Robinson and rookie
pitchers Bill Wight and Fred
Bradley to the White Sox.: No
cash was reported involved.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24--(A)-1
George Eastment, Manhattan Col-
lege track coach, described the
board track used for indoor 'iiets
at Madison Square Garde .s: a
"positive disgrace" today and
suggested a new running surface
be installed before the 1949 season.
* * *
(/P)-Marlin M. (Pat) Harder,
the Chicago Cardinals' bruising
fullback, is the 1947 National
Football League scoring cham-
pion, according to stastics re-
leased today.
He scored 102 points to supplant
Ted Fritsch of the Green Bay
Packers as point champ. Fritsch
led NFL scorers in 1946 with 100
EAST LANSING, Feb. 24-(/P)
-Robin Roberts, star pitcher on
last year's Michigan State Col-
lege baseball team, lift today
for - Clearwater, Fla., to start
training with the Philadelphia
Roberts, a right-hander from
Springfield, Ill., signed to play
with the Wilmington, Del., team of
pro ball for a reported $25,000.
Club officials said he will play
the Inter-State League, a Phila-
delphia farm club.
* * *
CHICAGO, Feb. 21-(If)-
Wally Piekarski of Tilden Tech
scored 91 points today in a jun-
ior basketball game. It was a
record mark for Chicago's Jun-
ior High School basketball.
The 5 foot 5 inch forward
popped in 37 field goals and 17
free throws as Tilden Tech wal-
loped Dunbar 122-22. The previ-
ous record was 68 points.
HOUGHTON, Mich., Feb. 24-

/P)-The Michigan T
team edged Colorado
to 2 tonight to gain
break in their four ga
and-home series.
The Michigan club
the visitors 4 to 0 Mon
after dropping the
games at Colorado ear
The winners put ove
in the first period tb
the Colorado club sm,
pair in the secondto
Pete Cortopassi accoun
winning marker at 7
final period.

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