THlE MTCHTGAN DAItY
Georgia, North Carolina,
SMU Vie for Bowl Bids
Notre Dame Meets Washington's Huskies;
MSC Faces Santa Clara in Day's Top Tilts
NEW YORK-(AP)-With scattered Thanksgiving Day contests
out of the way, the '48 college football campaign reaches a rousing
conclusion today, headlined by the annual Army-Navy classic at Phila-
After that they will close down the training tables except at those
favored institutions whose sons have been tapped for special honor
and glory on New Year's Day.
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THOUGH NOTHING much will be at stake except Army's glit-
tering record, the service clash will attract the day's greatest crowd-,
something like 100,000, including President Truman and three miles of
The West Pointers, unbeaten and untied in eight starts, are
favored to wallop their oldest and dearest rivals by about four
touchdowns. The Middies have yet to taste victory in eight games,
though they can point out that they at least have been whacked
by the best-Michigan, Notre Dame and California, among others.
From the standpoint of uncertainty of the result and richnessof
the prize at stake, a battle at Athens between Georgia Tech and
Georgia probably is the day's outstanding event. Georgia, unbeaten
in the Southeastern Conference, has a good chance for a bid to :the
Sugar Bowl at New Orleans if it can overcome the Engineers.
THE NORTH CAROLINA Tarheels, who trimmed Georgia in an
early-season game, and are said to be regarded with favor both by
Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl officials, appear to have a romp against
Virginia at Charlottesville.
Southern Methodist, already named host team in the Cot-
ton Bowl, faces an old nemesis in Texas Christian, at Dallas. Last
year the Christians spoiled an otherwise perfect record for Doak
Walker and Co., by achieving a 19-19 tie. Baylor plays at Rice
for third place in the Southwest Conference.
Oklahoma's galloping Sooners, already champions of the Big
Seven and apparently bound for a Jan. 1 appearance either in the
Sugar Bowl or the Orange Bowl at Miami-probably the latter-are
solid favorites to plant the Oklahoma Aggies at Stillwater.
MICHIGAN, ACCLAIMED the nation's No. 1 team in the Asso-
ciated Press poll of sports writers, finished up last week, but Notre
Dame, the undefeated No. 2, has a Saturday date with the Washing-
ton'Huskies at South Bend. It looks easy for the Irish, who still have
a Dec. 4 date to fill against Southern California at Los Angeles.
Michigan State's supercharged Spartans, who have not scored
fewer than 40 points in their last four games, face the nation's
top "spoilers" in the Santa Clara Bronchos out on the Coast. The
Bronchos handed both Oklahoma and Nevada their only defeats
this season but it is doubtful they can handle the Spartans, who
have their ears cocked for a bowl bid.
Penn State, whose bowl stock plummeted after last week's loss to
Pittsburgh, also is out west to play Washington State, while Nebraska
invades Oregon State. California and Northwestern, matched to
meet in the bowl game which spawned all the others, finished their
schedules last week.
UNBEATEN CLEMSON is expected to handle Auburn easily, and
then accept an invitation to play somewhere on New Year's Day.
Clemson, however, has another game with the Citadel Dec. 4.
One Week Away
Coach Ernie McCoy had his
basketball charges working by the
clock yesterday in preparation for
next Saturday's opener with Mich-
igan State at Yost Field House.
Already plagued with injuries
McCoy has got his hands full if
he is to ready his team for the
game next week.
Captain Bill Roberts is ham-
pered by a bad knee. Hal "Lefty"
Morrill is having similar trouble,
and Bob Harrison has a strong
tape bandage around his ankle
and lower leg.
The Wolverine cagers are going
to have a tough battle on their
hands when they meet the Spar-
tans. This will be the last con-
B: S. BROWN, Night Editor
test between MSC and a Big Nine
school before the Conference
board meets to decide whether or
not to accept them as the tenth
member of the Big Ten.
A win in this contest would
give the Spartans some addi-
tional weight to use in persuad-
ing the board members that they
are ready for the big time.
Michigan's cagers play three
games at home before Christmas
recess. After the State game, they
play Toledo on December 11, and
Butler on the 13th.
Following these games the Wol-
verines will journey out west to
play three intersectional contests.
'M' Stalwarts Land Berths
On AP All-Midwest Eleven
Notre Dame, the nation's' two top
football teams, each landed three
berths to dominate the 1948 All-
Midwestern eleven selected by the
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NORTHWESTERN, the Big
Nine's runner-up to champion
Michigan and Rose Bowl delegate,
grabbed two positions on the
honorsteam based on recommen-
dations of coaches, scouts and
The backfield has Michigan's
strategist, Pete Elliott, at quar-
terback, a pair of stubby fire-
brand workhorses at the, halves
-Notre Dame's Emil Sitko and
Purdue's Harry Szulborski-and
cannon-balling Art Murakowski of
Northwestern at fullback.
PICKED IN THE line'-were Dick
Rifenburg of Michigan and Notre
Dame's Leon Hart, a 223-pounder,
at ends; 250-pound Leo Nomellini
of Minnesota and Michigan's Al
Wistert (218) at tackles; Okla-
homa's Paul Burris (220) and
Notre Dame's Bill Fischer (226)
at guards; and Alex Sarkisian of
Ends-Mel Sheehan, Missouri,
and Jim Martin, Notre Dame.
Tackles-Phil O'Reilly, Purdue,
and William Kay, Iowa.
Guards-Marty Wendell, Notre
Dame, and Don Mason, Michigan
Center - Clayton Tonnemaker,
Backs-Frank Tripucka, Notre
Dame; Charles Ortmann, Mich -
igan; George Taliaferro, Indiana;
and Lynn Chandnois, Michigan
Michigan players receiving hon-
orable mention were Ed McNeill,
end. Ralph Kohl, tackle, Dom To-
masi, guard, and center Dan
M' Places Two
Tackle Al Wistert and quarter-
back Pete Elliott were named on
the All-Midwestern team released
by Colliers magazine yesterday.
'There were five sectional teams
picked, from which will be chosen
the Collier's All-American team of
1948. The latest edition of the
All-American squad will be re-
Meet To Be
Seen in Carnival
Swimming stars of the past,
present and future will be here
Saturday, Deember 11, to par-
ticipate for M.A.A.U. champion-
ships in the 17th Annual Swim
This early season preview has
become a traditional part of the
Michigan swimming season. It
provides an opportunity for Wol-
verine fans to get an early look at
the men battling for positions on
the varsity and the freshman
crop of newcomers who may some-
day be standout performers.
Besides this, the meet is
staged for its entertainment
value and to interest fans in
the sport itself.
This year's Gala promises to be
another combination of stars and
sparkling performances. With en-
tries still arriving for the one'day
affai, the schedule of events
shapes up as follows:
Time trials will be held in the
afternoon of the meet and the
final events will be' run off in
Six events are listed for men.
The 50-yard, 440-yard and the
200-yard relay are listed for the
free style artists while the breast
stroke and back stroke specialists
will go 100 yards and 50 yards
respectively. The three meter dive
is listed for the spring board men.
Women will compete in the
75 yard individual medley and
50 yard breast stroke events.
But the act that always steals
the show comes off when boys
under 12 from all over the state
compete in the scheduled 25-yard
free style event; the back bone
of the '58 team will probably be
here and they know how to put
on a show that will make the
varsity stand up and take notice.
)PEN 10 - 10
DALLAS - The Dallas Times
Herald said yesterday it had
learned from an authoritative
source that North Carolina would
not play in the Cotton Bowl.
The paper said it got the in-
formation from 'a source at
Chapel Hill, N.C., which said
North Carolina is hoping for a
bid to the, Sugar Bowl and that
its opponent probably wili be
It also was learned that Cotton
Bowl officials have feelers out to
Georgia, Oregon and a third
school that can not be mentioned
at this time, the paper added.
AP SPORT FLASHES
COLUMBIA, Mo. - )-W The
University of Missouri has accept-
ed a bid to play in the third an-
nual 'Gator Bowl at Jacksonville,
Fla., January 1.
DETROIT-It was up to Mayor
Eugene I. Van Antwerp today to
decide whether to ask Detroit vot-
ers to approve a $2 000,000 Olymi-
pic games stadium..
The City Council sidestepped
the mayor's suggestion that it put
the question on the ballot next
'spring. It left a decision up to Van
Detroit is tryin~g to get the
Olympic games here in 1956.
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INTRAMURAL SPORT FLASHES
Omega Deuteron, the Dodgers,
the Hilltoppers, and the Misfits
have all reached the semi-finals
in the Independent Hand Ball
The Dodgers take on the Hill-
toppers, while the Misfits tackle
Omega Deuteron, some time
next week, with the winners of
these matches playing off for
Playoffs will begin next week to
decide the Professional Fraterni-
ties Volleyball Championship.
The Graduates were divided
into five leagues of four teams
each, and tournaments will be
conducted in each division.
Delta Sigma Pi, Nu Sigma Nu,
Delta Sigma Delta, the Lawyer's
Club, and A.S.P.A. are the first'
Delta Sigma Pi leads the pack
with 16 wins in 18 regular season
matches, followed by Nu Sigma
Nu (15-3), Delta Sigma Delta (15-
3), the Lawyer's Club (13-5), and
A.S.P.A. (12-6). Phi Delta Phi
seems to be the leading contestant
in the second place playoffs, with
a record of 14 triumphs in 18
Lloyd and Williams Houses have
clinched their respective residence
handball league titles.
Lloyd's two wins over Mich-
igan House gave them the
SPlaying Your Cards Right
League D championship with a
6-2 record, and Williams took
the League B title with a 7-2
In the 'A' league, Hinsdale won
over Winchell to keep its lead, and
Tyler beat Anderson House to re-
The I-M Building will be open
today until 6 p.m. The uilding
has been closed on Saturdays
during the football season, but
the new system will go into ef-
main in second place. The race in
League C centers around Greene
and Adams, both with a chance
for at least a tie.
Two residence hall handball
league titles have been- decided,
with Greene House trimming Coo-
ley House, 5-1, to win the League
D title with a season record of 14
wins and four losses.
Cooley finished second in that
league with a 10-8 mark, and
Lloyd house finished third by
beating Allen Rumsey, 5-1.
Adams took the League B crown
with 11-7, Tyler finished second
with a 10-8 mark, Hinsdale beat
Prescott, 4-2, to take third. In
League A, Michigan House leads
with Williams still holding second
place. Winchell is leading League
C and Wenley is following in sec-
'M' Fourth in Regatta
CHICAGO-(IP)--Yale took a 14
point lead over 14 other schools
today in the opening of a three day
annual intercollegiate dinghy re-
gatta over a one mile course on
Michigan, with 96 points, ranked
Northwestern (215) at center. leased next week.
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THE MICHIGAN LINE duo of m
Rifenburg and 32-year-old Wistert JVI11I11. kl1vl eu
represents the key offensive and
defensive men among the Wolver- By Two .IOwsk
ine forwards. Rifenburg constantly
kept rival defenses loosened -as a
pass-receiving threat, while Wis- OXFORD, O.-(J)-The Miami
tert was a rugged fundamentalist University football team has been
in defensive play.i nvited to play both at the Cigar
Elliott was a fine field general, Bowl, Tampa, Fla., and the Raisin
great blocker and dependable Bowl at Odessa, Texas, New Year's
passer for undefeated Michigan. Day.
___No decision on the invitations
will be made until next Monday,
Turks Clash when the players return from their
Thanksgiving holiday, it was
Wit. 'Al-Star stated. They will make the deci-
Miami officials did not know
Soccer Teaminwho might be the opponent at the
Cigar Bowl, but understood Har-
din-Simmons would be the oppo-
The Turkish soccer team, cham- nent at Raisin Bowl, which will
pions of the International Center have its inaugural game come
Soccer League, takes on the league Jan. 1.
All-Star team at 2 p.m. today on
THE TURKS won the league
championship with a spotless rec-
ord of four wins against no losses.
The All-Star team is made up of
the cream of the other four
league teams, and promises to give
a stiff battle to the Turkish cham-
THE ELEVEN all-star players
represent six different countries.
Holland has three members on the
team; China, India, and France
each have two; and there is one
player each from Switzerland and
the United States.
There is no admission for the
contest, and the public is invited
to cheer on their favorite team
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