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4'lrt~tSJbAY, JANUARY 6, 1,919

TIlE M icligAN DAILY

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nkle Strains
lague Squad
McCashn, Rifenburg
Latest Cage Mishaps
The Wolverine cage squad still
s operating under a relentless and
verpowering Indian sign.
Two more of Coach Ernie Mc-
oy's charges suffered injuries in
ractice this week, as Dick Rif en-
urg and Boyd McCaslin, Mich-
igan's leading scorer, both were
ut under the "twisted-ankle"
ign. This brings the total of cag-
rs on the tape and benzoin list
o eleven.
RIFENBURG was injured Tues-
ay and spent yesterday after-
on taking treatments on his in-
ured foot. McCaslin limped into
he dressing room a while later
o join him after a strenuous ses-
ion on the floor resulted in his
hap.
Still nursing leg bruises, Cap-
tain Bill Roberts and Hal
"Lefty" Morrill are working out,
but are hampered by the sea-
son-old injuries.
Bill Doyle continues to wear a
upport on his left knee which
uffered rather heavily when "a
ig monster from Bowling Green
ell on it."
* * *A
MOST OF THE rest of the boys
ho felt the jinx earlier in the
eason have just about returned
o normal but a quick glance at
he fourteen-man squad reveals 23
aped ankles.
Bill Roberts and Pete Elliott
as yet have not needed the ad-
ditional ankle support, while
Bob Harrison has only one of
his bound. The other eleven
members of the team all have
found tape necessary.
Outstanding sophomore Leo
anderKuy, stellar guard Pete El-
iott, center Irv Wisniewski and
usky Chuck Murray are the only
embers of the squad who have
ot been subjected to the jinx.
athias Voted
1948 Sullivan
Trophy Holder
NEW YORK-(P)-Bob Mat-
hias, the 17-year-old marvel from
Tulare, Calif., who won the Olym-
pic decathlon championship at
ondon, has been voted the
James E. Sullivan Memorial Tro-
phy as the outstanding U.S. am-
ateur athlete for 1948.
The award, most coveted in
the world of amateur sport, has
been given annually since 1930
to the amateur "who, by per-
Aormance, example and good
influence, did most to advance
the cause of good sportsman-
ship during the year."
Mathias, now a student at Kis-
ki Preparatory School at Salts-
burg, Pa.,- was given 201 first
place votes out of 525 ballots cast
by sports leaders throughout the
country.
NFL Champs Put
On Sale by Owner

PHILADELPHIA-(A')-- Owner
Alexis Thompson agreed yester-
day to sell his champion Phila-
delphia Eagles of the National
Football League if he gets at least
$250,000.
Thompson said he is anxious
to sell-but only "if the price is
right." He claims he lost money
on the Eagles the last two sea-
sons despite winning teams.
General manager, Charley
Ewart has been given 60 days to
sell the club-at Thompson's
price and if Thompson gives a
final okay.

Hamper 'M' Hoopsters
Gaeek's Pressure Goals
Turn Heat on Opponents

SEASON OPENER:
Prapplersful.TcI IW I-I rel
Powerful Illin Saturday

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By BOB SANDELL;
Vic iHeyliger's Wolverine pucks-
ters might have had a much
harder time copping the National
Collegiate hockey crown last
March if the New York Rangers
had been more successful re-
cruiters a few years ago.
Back in 1944, Wally Gacek,
speedy little left winger on the
current Wolverine squad, had a
chance to play for a farm team
of the National Hockey League
club and turned it down.
* * A
INSTEAD WALLY came to Ann
Arbor to become one of the stars
SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR: B. S. BROWY
of the first NCAA puck classic
held last year at Colorado
Springs.
Wally has never regretted his
decision and neither have
Michigan's hockey fans, for the
Winnipeg born iceman's five
goals and three assists in the
two tournament games was one
of the determining factors in
the Wolverine triumph.
It was in the hectic overtime
period of the first game with
Boston College that Gacek began
his spectacular performance. He
tallied both goals to break the 4-4
deadlock and send his team into
the finals with a 6-4 victory.
* * *
HIS SECOND MARKER, a
tremendous 130 foot shot, came
when the Bostonians pulled their

goalie in an attempt to knot the
score using six forwards. Another
oddity of the unusual play was
that Goalie Jack McDonald was
given an assist.
The following night Wally
really turned on the heat in
the pay-off game with Dart-
mouth. With all the pressure of
a national championship on
him, he slammed in 3 goals and
assisted on 3 others to lead in
the 8-4 conquest of the Eastern
collegians and help give Michi-
gan the coveted title.
Gacek's terrific offensive dis-
play in these two crucial games
will not be soon forgotten by fol-
lowers of the ice game at Michi-
gan.
* *' *
IT IS NOTEWORTHY that
four other young puck candi-
dates, who played in the same
junior A league with Wally in
Winnhipeg, accepted the Rang-
er's offer and today are all mem-
bers of the New Yorker's regular
team. Two of them, Raleigh and
Shero, played with the Wolver-
ine speedster and the other two-
some, Albright and Mickoski,
played opposite him.
Gacek, who is in his fourth
year of play for the Maize and
Blue, is one of the fastest skat-
ers on the squad and is an es-
pecially adroit stick handler.
Last year he was second in
scoring behind McMillan with
46 points in regular season
competition.
Wally was the center on the
well-known three G's line of last
year's campaign, being flanked
by wingers Ted Greer, and Wally
Grant. This trio particularly dis-
tinguished themselves in the
tournament and caused one writ-
er to dub them as the "G-Whiz
Kids."

WALLY GACEK
... fine clutch play
Cager Reveals
Attemnpied 'Fix'
NEW YORK-(P)-A New York
county grand jury yesterday be-
gan an investigation of an alleg-
ed attempt by four men to "fix" a
college basketball game with a
$1,000 bribe.
The witness was David Shapiro
of Brooklyn, 25-year-old co-cap-
tain of the George Washington
team to whom the $1,000 alleged-
ly was offered. Authorities said he
co-operated with them whole-
heartedly in a four-month inves-
tigation which exposed the at-
tempted gambling coup.
District Attorney Frank S. Ho-
gan, praising Shapiro's "honesty
and courage," said the player
came to the district attorney's
office last September.

Coach Cliff Keen's jinx will be
here Saturday to open the 19413
wrestling season.
From Champaign, coach Newt
Law brings his Illini. Grapplers to
Ann Arbor, hoping to do again-
what has become almost habit
forming for Indian Wrestlers in
recent years-beating Michigan
Matmen.
* * * ,
IN ELEVEN encounters during
the last 25 years, Michigan's mat-
men have emerged victorious only
twice, their last victory coming in
1940 when the Keenmen trounced
the Orange and Blue, 18-8.
However Michigan is not the
only squad to feel the pangs of
defeat at the hands of the Illini,
one of the perennial powers of
Western Conference Wrestling.
They have won four conference
championships, two of them in the
postwar period. Last year, they
narrowly missed taking the crown
for the third consecutive year,
finishing in a second place dead-
lock with Michigan and Iowa, a
point behind the victor, Purdue.
* * *
DURING THE DUAL meet sea-
son, the Illini lost only one con-
ference match to Indiana. They
were narrowly defeated by Michi-
gan State and Cornell College, two
national powers, in outside com-
petition.
In national competition the
Indians have shown well, fin-
ishing third in 1946 and 1948,
in the NCAA championships.
Another interesting aspect of
this "jinx" will come into focus,
Saturday with the rematch of Bob
Betzig and Ken Marlin in the 155
pound divisions.
MARLIN, defending champ at
that weight was pinned by Betzig
with a, cradle hold at the confer-
ence championships last March.
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championship for both et2ig
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Mich ga~sill,] t' to I krei the
]lliinoit jinx ;lould ib' aided1 vy
the Illini schedule which finds
them opposing Michigan State,
one of the grappling giants of the
nation and runner up to Okla-
homa A&M for the NCAA title, on
Friday night before coming to
Ann Arbon.
HOCKEY SCORES
Toronto 4, Boston 0.
New York 3, Chicago 1.
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By SY SONKIN.
At the start of the basketball
season, Indiana and Purdue
weren't rated as dangerous
threats for the Big Nine title un-
less they could come up with some
highly. improved eterans or out-
standing sophomores.
The Hoosiers RIone, on the
basis of pre-Conference play, have
done just that.
Ending up in a tie for eighth
place with Northwestern last
year, and with a season record
of eight games won in twelve
starts, the Hoosiers have taken
eight out of the nine games
they've played so far this year.
Seven lettermen are back from
last year's squad, two of them
starters.
After five games, only one of
the regulars, guard Lou Watson,
had retained his post. Tom
Schwartz, a two-letter winner,
had taken over the center posi-
tion, and three sophomores, for-
wards Bill Garrett and Bill Tos-
heff and guard Gene Ring, were
apparently fixed in their spots.
Beginning the season as a reg-
ular, Tosheff's accurate long
shots give the Hoosiers some-
thing the quintet sorely lacked
last year.
Along with Watson, Schwartz
and Ritter, the returning letter-
men are forwards Bob Lollar and
Bob Armstrong, center Charley
Meyer, and guard Jerry Stuteville.
The more promising soph can-
didates besides Ring, Tosheff and
Garrett include forwards Phil
Buck and Bob Lukemeyer, centers
Ty Robbins and Ted Kaufman,
and guard Gordon Neff.
If the Hoosiers can continue
to roll along in Conference play
as they have in their first nine
games, they're going to cause

their Big Nine brethren a lot of
trouble. They might upset the
dope and end up on top.
The other entry from the Hoos-
ier state, Purdue, is proving some-
thing of a problem to friends and
foes alike.
After taking the first six games
in a row, the Boilermakers ma-
chine suddenly went into reverse
and dropped the next three to
Rounding out the list of in-
dividual titles won by the Wol-
verines in '48 are Bob Schoen-
dube's twin Big Nine and Na-
tional AAU trampoline tri-
umphs and Jim Smith's victory
in the 136-pound Big Ten wres-
tling finals.
These names were omitted
from yesterday's paper.
strong quintets from Butler, Notre
Dame and Loyola of Chicago.
Purdue is operating this sea-
son with pretty much the same
outfit that took six out of its 12
Conference games last year to
finish in fifth place.

Returning lettermen include
forwards, Dick Axness, leading
scorer last year, and Norris Cau-
dell; centers Andy Butchko, who
also works the guard post, and
Bill Butterfield; guards Bill Ber-
berian, Howard Williams, Ralph
Theissen and Bill Banks.
Outstanding newcomers include
forwards Rex Sebastian, Bob Ras-
mussen, Ronald Bland and Glenn
Bahler and guards Bruce Coldwell,
John Blair and Norman Greiner.
The "three B's," Bland, Bahler
and Blair have especially seen
plenty of action in the Boiler-
maker games to date, and have
shown up well against competition.
None of the sophs, however,
has been good enough to crash
the starting line-up. Therefore,
Purdue will have to depend on
the experience of veterans to
improve its position over last
year.
As things look now, it won't be
enough to pull the Boilermakers
higher than fourth place, and may
even see them drop lower than last
year.

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