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PAG~E SIX"

TH E MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1948

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Illinois Lightweights Out
For First in in 'M' Tilt
Illini Seek To Break Five Game Losing
Streak in Saturday Contest at Champaign
4 PE

Everybody likes to beat Mich-
igan but probably no group of ath-
letes would derive more pleasure
from the feat than Illinois' light-
weight gridders.
Down Champaign way they're
beginning to wonder if thehlittle
Illini will ever get into the win
column.
THE LIGHTWEIGHTS made
their debutat Illinoislast season
as did Michigan's 150-pounders
but unlike theWolverines who
went on to tie for the Big Nine
title, the hapless Illini lost all of
the five games on their schedule.
There were exonerating cir-
cumstances, however. It seems
that the boys had exactly one
week of practice under their
belts when Wisconsin's Badgers
trampled them, 26-6 in their in-
augural.
The next week they traveled to
Ann Arbor and were slaughtered
33-0 by Coach Cliff Keen's alert
Wolverines despite the fact that
the Illini piled up 15 first downs
to Michigan's 13.
THAT WAS the way the season
went for the Orange and Blue.
They just couldn't seem to get
started.
Things looked brighter for the
little Fightin' Illini this year.
With 27 men returning from last

year's squad and six weeks in
which to prepare for their
opener Coach Bob Falkenstein
was hoping for the best.
So what happened? Wisconsin's
co-titlists came down to Cham-
paign last weekend, recovered a
fumble on the Illini 24, drove over
for a touchdown and handed the
Illini their sixth straight defeat,
6-0.
LEFT HALFBACK Bruce Es-.
mond, whose fumble had set up
the Wisconsin score, gathered in a
Badger punt on his own 27 and
raced 73 yards for a touchdown in
the fourth quarter but a clipping
penalty called the ball back and
that was that.
So the Illini will still be seeking
their first win when Michigan in-
vades Champaign Saturday to
open their second season.
If the Wolverines detect a look
of hunger on the faces of the
Orange and Blue linemen it won't
be because the boys haven't been
well fed.
Do you know That . . . Under
Fritz Crisler, Wolverine football
teams never finished worse than
third in the conference standings
and lost only 16 games in 10 years.
Twice they captured champion-
ships and finished in runnerup po-
sitions the other years.

HERB RUSKIN, NIGHT EDITOR
20th Century
.
Sporting Club
Gains Support
NEW YORK - (AP) - Powerful
Madison Square Garden threw its
corporate strength squarely be-
hind Mike Jacobs today in the lat-
ter's gathering struggle to retain
his boxing monopoly against the
challenge of the Tournament of
Champions.
Ned Irish, Garden Vice Presi-
dent, told a luncheon gathering
that Jacobs' 20th Century Club
would be backed in its battle
against any opposition "to the
limit of the Garden's resources-
which are considerable."
By coincidence (or perhaps not)
the pledge of allegiance from the
nation's greatest boxing center
came the day before the rival
Tournament of Champions holds
its first indoor show tomorrow.
The occasion was a luncheon in
honor of Harry Markson, who has
just been appointed managing di-
rector of the 20th Century in an
obvious effort to inject new life
into an outfit which has been
somewhat moribund since Jacobs,
himself, became ill two winters
ago.

Daily, Al
- By DAVE MILLER
"Dworsky on the tackle!" was
an oft-repeated phrase last Satur-
day afternoon, as 85,000 fans
watched the big center turn in a
bone-crushing performance while
the Wolverines drubbed North-
western, 28-0.
The selection of center Dan
Dworsky as the Daily's lineman-
of-the-week was thus made rela-
tively easy. After breaking through
the Wolverine line on quick-open-
ing plays, the shifty Wildcat backs
seemed headed for pay dirt, only
to run into the proverbial "immov-
able object," in the person of our
Mr. Dworsky.
THE CONSISTENT outstanding
defensive play of Dworsky and
fullback Dick Kempthorn has
caused many of the veteran ob-
servers to acclaim them as the
best line-backing pair in the his-
tory of the game.
Dan was born in Minneapolis
twenty-one years ago about two
I-M NEWS
At 5:15 today 90 men represent-
ing approximately 15 fraternities
will compete in the Interfraternity
Cross Country Meet.
The course which runs about
two and onehalf miles from the
Varsity track over the golf course
and back is the same one that
the Varsity uses for their Cross
Country matchings.
Each fraternity puts a five-man
team in the field, and the best
team score decides the winner.
Last year Sigma Phi Epsilon took
the - team championship and the
100 bonus points that count in the
all-around Interfraternity sports
standings.
Last year's first place was taken
by Lou Calabrese in 12:05. The
record stands at 11:37.

miles from the campus of the
University of Minnesota. His
first contact with football was
devoted to following the efforts
of the Gophers.
At the age of fifteen, he moved
to Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
where he starred at fullback for a
championship S.F. high school
eleven.
FORTUNATELY for the Wol-
verines, Danny chose to pursue his
architectural studies in Ann Ar-
bor instead of returning to Min-
neapolis. There was no doubting
his allegiance on Homecoming
Day, 1947, as the Gopher ball car-
riers felt the full force of his six
foot, 210-pound tackling machine.
Dworsky first appeared in the
Michigan lineup at fullback
against Great Lakes in 1945. He
remained in the backfield for
two seasons before being
switched to the center spot by
"Fritz" Crisler.
Last year, his first at the new
position, netted Dan recognition
by the coaches as one of the coun-
try's three best centers, and a
near miss as AP lineman-of-the
week for his standout play against
Minnesota.
Now playing his final season for
the Maize and Blue, Dan Dworsky
continues to be sastumbling block
thwarting the best offensive ma-
chines Michigan's opponents can
put into operation.
Tonight will mark the initial
presentation of the Wagner
Centennial Trophy, a tribute to
the West Quadrangle house
leading in athletics each year.
This trophy, donated by a local
merchant, will be presented to
Stuart Hertzberg, athletic di-
rector of Michigan House, in
the main lounge of the Quad-
rangle at 8 p.m.

NEW YORK-(P)-Michigan's
killer of line defense, Danny
Dworsky, was edged out by Lauri
Niemi, Washington State Col-
lege tackle, in the latest poll of
collegiate lineman of the week.
Niemi was selected on the basis
of his sterling performance in
State's upset victory over the Uni-
versity of Washington. The husky
tackle played the full 60 minutes
against Washington and was in
the middle of every defensive play
as State stopped Washington's
running attack.
ON OFFENSE, much of State's
224 yards were made through
holes opened by Niemi.
Dworsky rated over Alex Sar-
kisian in the poll on the basis
of their periormances in Michi-
gan's 28-0 'rout of Northwest-
ern. Sarkisian was named line-
man of the week a week ago, but
most observors of the Big Nine
struggle agreed that Dworsky
had the better of the duel.
Dworsky, whose specialty is line
backing, was given the major

credit for halting Northwestern's
ground attack.
CHUCK BEDNARIK, Pennsyl-
vania's All-America center, played
a whale of a game against Co-
lumbia. He achieved the ambition
of every lineman-to score a
touchdown. It came on a blocked
kick.
Bednarik's play was outstand-
ing in the East. In the South-
west Dick Harris, Texas center,
earned high praise. He spear-
headed a hard charging line
which limited Clyde Scott of
Arkansas to 47 yards in nine
tries.
In the South Bill Healy, Geor-
gia Tech guard; Bill Wardle,
North Carolina guard; Abner
Wimberly.
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DEFENSIVE GIANT - Dan
Dworsky, veteran Wolverine cen-
ter, who shares the line back-
ing duties with Dick Kemp-
thorn, selected as the Daily line-
man of the week for his out-
standing play in the Northwest-
ern game.

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