ITESDAY, NOVIMTIFJL ao, 1948
rfIif~ MIdnI~AN IIXITIY
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A P Poll. .
(Continued from PagE 1)
Coach Keen Rebuilding
Depleted Grappling Ranks
with Texas Christian; fell
8th to tenth-.
CLEMSON JUST in issed the top
10, finishing 11th and only 53
points behind SMU. The Tigers
end up their season against Cit-
adel Saturday, while Vanderbilt,
which finished 12th, plays Miami
Friday. Those are the only regular
3eason games still to be played,
involving ranking teams.
The final standings on a point
basis of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (first
place votes in parentheses);
2-Notre Dame (97)....3,325
3-North carolina (31) 2,281
4-California (5) .. .. .. . ..2,000
5-Oklahoma (30). .. .. .. ..1,906
6--Army. .. .. . ..... . ... ...1,799
'7-Northwestern.. . .. .. . ..1,421
8-Georgia (5) ............ 879
9-Oregon ................ 769
10-Southern Methodist . . .. 683
11-Clemson (6) 629; 12--Vander-
bilt (2) 249; 13-Tulane 216; 14-
Michigan State (2) 206; 15-Mis-
sissippi (13) 185; 16-Minnesota
120; 17-William and Mary (4)
107; 18-Penn-State 87; 19-Cor-
nell 76; 20-Wake Forest 68.
Student tickets may still be
purchased at the Ferry Field
Athletic Administration Build-
ing for the Michigan-Detroit
Red Wing's hockey game which
is scheduled for 8:30 Thursday
at the Coliseum. The office is
open from 8:30 to 4:30 daily.
Vote for SL
Coach Cliff Keen is again re-=
The top mentor of Michigan
matmen has issued the call for
all grapplers, thus officially start-
ngthe 1948-49 ollegiate wrs
* * *
SINCE THE END of last sea-
son's mat competition, Coach Keen
hias taken time out to recharge a
defending 150-pound grid cham-
pionship team 'of 1947 and bring
it successfully through a' rough
season to tie with Wisconsin for
the mythical Little Big Nine title.
Now the Wolverine mat team,
its ranks depleted, looms into
view as the next Coach Keen
rebuilding and recharging un-
In short, the Michigan wrestling
club, which tied with Illinois and
Iowa for second place in the Big
Nine finals last year one point
behind the Conference Champs,
Purdus, is drastically short of
matmen in all eight divisions of
collegiate competitive wrestling-.
-PROMINENT AMONG the miss-
ing list from the former squad
are the heavyweights, hugh Mack
and Dan Dworsky; the dangerous
175 pounder, Wes Tebean; George
Curtis and Maurice Smith, the
scrappy 145 pounders; and Bob
Johnston, the wiry 121 pound
On the bright Sfide of the
ledger, though, are such familiar
names as Byron Dean, Ed
Grimes, Jim Smith, Gilbert
Ross and Captain Bob Betzig. It
is from this experienced nucleus
SEYMOUR SONKIN, Night Editor
of returning veterans that the
hopes of this year's team is
Betzig is tentatively slated for
either the 155- or 165-pound slot,
while Conference Champion Jim
Smith will figure in the 136- or
145-pound division. Also back
from last year's club is Ed Grimes,
136-pounds, and Byron Dean, di-
minutive 128-pound attraction-.
Gilbert Ross holds top honors so
far in the 121 pound class.
* * *
THE PRESENT grappling ranks
are lacking material in the formi-
dable upper wveight classes. This
group includes the 165-pounders,
the 175-pound feature, and the
Although vacationing grid-
men are expected to fill many of
the open positions, there is a
definite lack 'of new talent to
give depth at each weight class'
Since the matmen embark upon
their tour of bouts early in Janu-
ary, openIng against Ohio Uni-
versity on the 8th, time is short ~s
Coach Keen shapes up his charges,
and new candidates are still urged
to report on the balcony of Yost
Field House any afternoon.
* * * *
Jan. 8 --Ohio University, Here
Jan. 15--Purdue, There
Feb. 5 -Navy, There
Feb. 19--Indiana, Here
Feb. 26--Ohio State, Here
Feb. 28-Northwestern, There
Mar. 5 -Iowa, There
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MichigaStat - Saturday,
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Yost Field
Detroit Red Wings -- Thurs-
day, Dec. 2, 8:30 p.m., at the
-Toledo -- Monday, Dec. 6,
8:30 p.m., at the Coliseum
Intrasquad - Thursday, Dec.
2, 4:30 p.m., at the F.M Build-
ST. LOUIS -- (/P)-Three Notre
Dame players and two from Mich-
igan were chosen on the All-Star
football team selected for the
Sporting News by 312 football ex-
In a separate poll by the Sport-
ing News, Doak Walker of South-
ern Methodist was named the out-
standing player of the year.
The first team consists of:-
Dick Rifenburg (Mich.)....E
Leon Hart (N.D.) E
Leo Nomellini, (Minn.).....T
Al Wistert (Mdich.)......T
Bill Fischer (N.D.). .......G,
Bill Healy (Ga. Tech.).....G
Chuck Bednarik (Penn.). .. ...C
Doak Walker (SMU). .. . .. . ... B
Charlie Justice (N..Carolina) ... B
Jack Jensen (California) ......B
Emil Sitko (N.D.)............B
Assoite sport Edito
The sports staff of The Daily
doffs Its chapeau to Michigan's
champions of the w-est, and now
champions of the nation. ~
Surpassed last year by Notre
Dame's Irish (to the dismay of
many of the nation's authorities),
this season's edition of the Wol-
verines, underrated at the outset,
proved beyond a shadow of a doubt
their claim to the national cham-
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IT IS A TRIBUTE not only to
find group of athletes who wore
the Maize and Blue but also to
yearling coach, Ben Oosterbaan,
and his staf f of assistants, whose
superhuman efforts have achieved
almost unbelieveable results.
Janice Picks 'Em
As Poppa Retires
to pick football winners:
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hpnting-
ton say they asked their daugh-
ter, Janice, to repeat back one
team of each game and wrote that
down. Then they sent her list to
the Lakce County News Herald
weekly football contest,
The paper awarded Janice $25
yesterday for picking 16 winners
out of 20 games. She will be two
years old in February.
TLKING S HOP:
Daily Salutes National Champions
.This was to be the "year after"
in Michigan football, it was to
be a goad team but not a great
one . .. a bunch of leftovers
and a few "kids" up from the
Well, around Ferry Field they
didn't qjuite see it that way.
COACH OOSTERBAAN pt to-
gether a couple of squads of spe-
cialists that exhibited as much
An organizational meeting
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poise and determination as the
season wore on as their famed
Rose Bowl predecessors.
With every game they im-
proved in confidence and agility,
and came through like true
champions when the chips were
down, exhibiting the remarkable
ability to score from anywhere
on the field. .
The relative merits of this ag-
grepation and the team of last year
will long be a topic of discussion
where the armchair quar terbacks
assemble . . . to us it's of little con-
sequence which was superior ...
both were gfeat in their own right,
both represented the winning tra-
ditihn ot Mihm et1 its best.
TO THE SENIORs on the
squad it Is a fitting climax to great
football careers, and to the others
it will be a target to shoot at in
years to come.
Championships are a Michi-
gait tradition. ., this one could
quite conceivably top them all
...though mythical in charac-
ter it is actually quite real in
the eyes of football fans of the
nation . . . to them It means
Michigan is the greatest team of
We salute you then, champs of
'48, for a job well done.
O rnge Bowl Pits
Gorgia vs. TeXas
NEW YORK-(G)-?lans were
completed for Georgia to oppose
Texas in the Orange Bowl, it was
The Bulldogs~ will carry a record
of nine games won and a single
loss to the powerful Tar Heels of
North Carolina into the New
Year's Day attraction at Miami.
The Texans' have taken only six
out of ten contests, losing to
North Carolina, Oklahoma, and
Southern Methodist, and playing a
tie with Texas A.&M.
The 150-pound football team
will meet at 4 p.m. today at
Yost Field House for the squad
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