THE MICHIGAN DAIlY
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Michigan Seeks Sec:
Ohioans' Home Con
By SY SONKIN
Michigan's cagers will try to
cake it two wins in as many staits
gainst Ohio State when they take
n the Buckeyes on the latter's
ome court tonight.
Rated at the beginning of the
,eason as one of the best teams
'.n the Big Nine, Ohio State's
'howing to date has been highly
isappointing to Buckeye fans.
THIS IS the Bucks' final game
f the season, and they go into it
vith a record of five wins in 11
However, their won-lost rec-
ord is no accurate account of the
heights to which the Ohio State
court squad can rise, especially
on the home floor where the
Buckeyes have lost only one
game in five starts.
Only the pace-setting Illinois
uintet has been able to discover
the formula for beating Ohio
tate on the latter's court, and
the Illini had to wait until the last
minute of the game before they
could eke out their 64-63 victory.
INCLUDED IN. Ohio State's
come court triumphs is a 48-39
in over Minnesota's second-place
Gophers, which knoclked Coach
COLUMBUS, O. - (/)--Dick
Schnittker, Ohio State basket-
ball scoring ace from Cleveland,
underwent a physical check up
here today. Hie was pronounced
in perfect condition by Dr.
Walter E. Duffee.
Although Schnittker has been
playing regularly for the Bucks,
Coach "Tippy" Dye requested
the checkup. In the last two
games, Schnittker has scored
only 18 points.
The Clevelander was hospit-
alized with a throat ailment in
mid-January and, according to
Dye, his play has not been up
to par since.
Following Dr. Duffee's an-
nouncement, Schnittker is ex-
pected to be in the starting
line-up Saturday when Ohio
State plays Michigan here.
Battle Heads ichigan- ivalr
nd Win Over Bucks;
rt Record Impressive
has displayed a knack of get-
ting his Buckeyes "up" for the
big games, and he most certain-
ly will try to do so for tonight's
There's no doubt that he'd like
to take this one to bring the
team's average to .500.
It's also the old story of want-I
ing to beat Michigan.
BUT THE WOLVERINES have
something at stake in this game
Although they saw their
chances for the NCAA tourney
all but wrecked in losing to Min-
nesota last week, the Maize and
Blue would still like to keep that
outside chance they have.
A couple of major upsets in
this league where upsets are the!
rule would put them right back in
the thick of the fight.
Track, Swim, Mat, Gym
Big Nine Champs Rated Win Starved
-7 M' Grapplers
Features 'M' Over Michigan Runners p _B
Gvm Contest Wolverines Seek Second Dual Meet Win; By JOHN BARBOUR
Duff, Whitfield Pace Powerful Ohio Squad After suffering a 21-8 whippi
Natators Seek To Extend
Dual Meet Victory String
Five Mermen in
for Ohio State Challenge
Last Home Performance
EVEN WITHOUT considering
the championship, a victory to-
night is important, because it
would practically assure Michi-
gan of an undisputed third place
in the final Conference standings.
Dye will start Bob Raidiger
at center, Dick Schnittker and
Bob Donham at forwards, and
Gene Brown and Bob Burkhold-
er at guards.
Coach Ernie McCoy's starters
for the Maize and Blue will prob-
ably be Leo VanderKuy at center,
Mack Suprunowicz and Bill Mi-
kulich at forwards, and Pete El-
liott and Bob Harrison at guards.
By NORM GOLD
Seeking to end the season on a
victorious note, Michigan's jayvee
basketball squad will meet the
Ohio State "B" team tonight at
Columbus in a curtain raiser to
the varsity battle.
By CAL KLYMANI
Stimulated by last week's moral
victory over the Illinois Indians,
Newt Loken, gymnast mentor, and
his charges will be out to pile up
a sizeable margin when they meet
the Ohio State Buckeyes at 5 p.m.
today, in the main gym of the'
The contest will take place im-
mediately after the swimming
meet which will enable the fans
to see one of the main features of
the meet, the trampoline duel be-
tween OSU's Bruce Harlan, Olym-
pic diving champion, and Hobie
Billingsley against the Wolverines'
Ed Buchanan and Bob Shoendube,
AAU trampoline champ.
IIARLAN AND Billingsley can
well be labeled Ohio State's claim
to versatility. After they have fin-
ished diving in the meet with
Matt Mann's tank squad, these
athletes will change their diving
board for the less humid atmos-
phere of the trampoline.
Ohio's gym team has proven
its ability to give the fans their1
money's worth. Last week the
Buckeyes tied Michigan State
who were barely edged out by
Penn State, national champions
for three successive years.
Much of the credit for tying the
Spartans is due to Sam Manos,
Buckeye all around performer,
whom Newt Loken has labeled
"the man to beat."
BESIDE BUCHANAN and
Schoendube, Captain Dick Fash-
baugh and Tom Tillman will be
on hand for the flying rings.
Pete Barthell and Dave Lake
will do the tumbling for the squad
with Jeff Kn'ht and Bob Check-
ley on the side horse. Bob Wil-
loughby will face the visitors on
the high bar.
T ourney Bid
W ith 10-14Wi
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during the third period, with,
much of the play centering around
the Michigan net. Only great
play by McDonald and Hill pre-
vented them from scoring more.
BONNER ADDED his second
goal early in the session, firing
the puck into the net at 0:55. Min-
nesota pressed with five men, but
was unable to score again until
13:43 when Ruben Bjorkman tal-
Between these two goals,
Michigan had scored twice, Mc-
Millan and Neil Celley beating
McEwen around the mid point
in the period.
Celley and Owen McArdle end
ed the scoring for the night with
goals late in the stanza.
By ROG GOELZ
Paced by Lloyd Duff and Mal
Whitfield, Ohio States' defending
Big Nine indoor track champions
will invade Yost Field House to-
night for a dual meet with Michi-
The clash with the Buckeyes
will round out the pre-conference
title competition for the Wolver-
ines and will give Big Nine fol-
lowers another chance to rate
principal contenders for the Bi-
Nine track championships next
week at Champaign.
OHIO STATE will enter the
meet as favorites over Michigan.
chiefly on the basis of the antici-
pated performances of Duff and
These Buckeye standouts have
been responsible for the greater
share of State points in recent
Big Nine meets this season, and
carry the Columbus squad's
hopes for a repeat in the cham-
Jim Mitchell, double winner in
last week's meet against Purdue
and Illinois, will face stiff compe-
tition in the hurdles from Buck-'
eye captain Dick Maxwell in addi-
tion to Duff.I
THE VERSATILE Duff wil ,join
Harry McKnight in an attempt to!
capture the pole-vault from Mich-!
igan's Ed Ulvestad. McKnight
Indiana last week..
Whitfield, 800-meter Olympic
record holder is expected to
compete in the quarter-mile
and 60-yard dash for the Buck-
eyes. He will be joined by Harry
Cogswell in the 440 run against
Jus Williams aind Fred Stoliker
will face competition in the two-:
mile run from State's Frank
IBuckeye hordes invading Ann Ar-
bor this week-end as they meetI
the Wolverines at 3:00 p.m. to-
day on the Yost Field House mats.
On their last invasion of Mich-
igan soil, the Bucks met a Mich-
igan State squad that sent them
home with their tails between
their legs and a 28-0 ring through
THIE WOLVERINES have little
hope of equalling the performanceI
of their upstate brothers, but they
s"> - - - - Iat the hands of powerful Pur di
cleared 13 feet six inches against Ohio State's mat squad joins t
isuct .eye nor..aes...,nva:.,.ng ...AnA-
COACH D)ON C'ANIIAM will are intent on at least packing
start Wolverine middle-distance away their first Conference vic-
ace Herb Barten in the 880 and tory.
possibly the mile.
The extent of Barten's efforts With their squad badly de-
will depend on the condition of pleted, especially in the light-
.sustained i.l.pest-weight divisions this year, the
his Jaryssa nps Maize and Blue matmen have
Olympic running last summzrer. MieadBaez~tznhv
a record of confusing scores,
Tom Dolan. surprise winner in falling to one powerful Confer-
'the triangular meet against Illi- ence Illinois, 25-3, and yet fight-
iois and Purdue will be out to sur- ing currently unbeaten, defend-
hass his mark of 6'-< inches. ing champions, Purdue, to a
16-15 final tally:
CANIIAI'M HAS NOTI'decided 1-
'who will run for Michigan in the The strong points of the Ohio
440 but Ron Soble has been listed State team lie in the 136, 145 and
:s ready to face the Buckeyes in heavyweight divisions, but the fea-
(,is event. tunre attraction of the night will
The Buckeyes will send a strong undoubtedly be between Wolver-
Foursome composed of a Cogswell ine Jim Smith, Conference title-
"Vhitfield, Whitaker and Rcilly, holder at 136 pounds, who is
ngainst the Wolverines. wrestling the surprising Buckeye
Michigan will be represented by Bryce Keough in the 145-pound
,im Morrish, Soble, Bob Sergeson bracket.
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By DICK HURST
Michigan puts her two-year
string of swimming triumphs on
the block for real at 3:30 this af-
ternoon when the Wolverines meet
undefeated Ohio State in their
last dual meet tune-up before the
Conference championship next
Two years ago it was the Buck-
champs and they have the vic-
tory streak with longevity.
OSU will find it an up-hill fight.
Michigan's team is approaching
its finest showing of the season.
The times are down and the team
is in good shape for the first
challenge for Big Nine supre-
MATT MANN will stick to his
veteran line-up for the meet.
Bernie Kahn, Bob Sohl and Dick
Weinberg or Dave Tittle will prob-
ably go for the Wolverines in the
medley relay event and Matt
Mann III and Gus Stager will
fight it out with Bill Smith in the
middle distance events.
Bruce Harlan and Jack Cal-
houn, OSU's one-two punch. ini
the diving, will meet Ralph
Trimborn and fast-improving
George Eyster in that event.
Kahn, Tommy Smith or Jack
Arbuckle will swim for the Wol-
verines in the back stroke withl
Charlie Moss and Bob Sohl going
for the Maize and Blue in the
* *' *
IN THE FREE STYLE sprints
Mann will select his entries fromt
the Weinberg, Bill Kogen, Dave
Tittle, Jay Sanford, Moss, Tom
This will be the last home ap-
pearance for Weinberg, Sanford,
Kgoen, SoN, and Trimborn, who
conclude their varsity eligibility
Tickets for the meet today;Will
go on sale at 1:30 in the I-M
CLEVELAND - First baseman
Mickey Vernon arrived in town to-
day and, after a conference with
President Bill Veeck, signed his
contract with the world champion
Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder who
led his mates in hitting last sea-
son, came to terms yesterday on
his 1949 contract. Rackley batted
.327 in 88 games. Five Dodgers still
are out of the fold.
tizu Illuu YY di i Cxl.
"Ozzie" Cowles bunch out of a The Buckeyes will be seeking re-
first-place tie with Illinois, and venge for an earlier loss to Coach
appears to have changed any J. T. White's proteges here, 54-
plans the Minnesotans may have 47.
had for a trip to the NCAA play- High scorers for the Wolverines
offs in New York. that day were Jerry Burns, Bill
OSU .has been playing erratic Eggenberger, and George Royce
ball all year-when the team who scored 33 points collectively.
was "on" it was almost unbeata- Going into tonight's game, the
ble; at other times the Bucks jayvees are sporting a record of
were guilty of playing a poor five wins in eight starts.
brand of high school basketball. The squad has been victorious
On February 14, the Buckeyes over Michigan State twice, Hills-
traveled to St. Louis where they dale College twice, and Ohio State
surprised the basketball world by once while losing once to the
handing "Easy Ed" Macauley and Ypsilanti varsity and twice to the
the highly-favored Billiken quin- Lawrence Tech Blue Devils.
tet a 68-60 beating. At the moment, Michigan is suf-
4: fering a two-game losing streak
JUST FIVE nights later they After winning four games in a
returned to the Big Nine wars row, the jayvees bumped up
and saw the cellar-dwelling North- against Lawrence Tech and found
western Wildcats take their second themselves on the short end of
Conference victory in 10 starts. the score in the two gamse of their
Coach William "Tippy" Dye home-and-home series, losing the
game at Ann Arbor, 59-49, and
the one away, 51-40.
LATE CAGE SCORES White will start the same line-!
South Carolina 58, Citadel 45 up as he has in the previous
North Carolina 64, Duke 40 games, Hal Pink and George Royce
Loyola 57, John Carroll 50 at forwards, Bill Eggenberger at
N.C. State 81, Wash. & Lee 46 center and Jerry Burns and Oscar
Colgate 67, Penn St. 45 Agre at guard.
'M' Baseball Squad Prepares
For Season's Opener April 1
By HAROLD TANNEIR ieran competing for the catching
Hoping to compile another suc- post is Walt Hancock.
cessful record this season, Coach Although minus the services
Ray Fisher has begun the long, of number one pitcher Art Dole,
hard process of readying Michi- the pitching staff weathered
gan's baseball team for its 31- the strain of graduation quite
game schedule which opens April well. Veteran hurlers Bud Ran-
1. kin and Bill Taft are both re:
Over 60 aspirants for varsity turning to hurl for the Maize
positions have been working out in and Blue.
the Yost Field House during the The departure of Jack Weisen-
past two weeks. Fisher has had burger, Dom Tomasi, and Howard
his men concentrating on batting Wikel, last year's regular infield-
practice in the nets placed at the ers, leaves Fisher with only Ko-
south end of the field house. brin of the 1948 starting infield.
'" Infielders of limited experience.
TIlE VETERAN diamond men- however, are Bob Wolfe, Ted
tor, starting his 29th season at the Berce, and Morrill.
helm of the Maize and Blue nine, *a
made the first cut in the squad THE OUTFIELD was the hard-
early in the week. est hit with all three regulars.
Of the ten lett-ernen returning Bob Chappuis, Bump Elliott, and
ol' ;etionu this year, eight are Ralph Morrison lost tor the team.
working out with the team right Leading contenders for the
now. Hal Morrill and Jack Mc- outfield berths will include Mc-
1onald will be unable to join Donald and Willard Baker, both
the diamond forces until they of whom saw action last season,
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TlIS IS Keough's first year of
varsity competition and he has!
figured remarkably in every Con-
At 136 pounds the Buckeyes
are presenting the captain of
their team, and one of the best ,
of this weight group in the Big
Nine, Dave Ewart.
Ewart was upset by Farina of
Purdue last week, but will be up
to give Wolverine Tom Miller a
lot of trouble today.
MICHIGAN'S captain, Bob Bet-
zig, will face Dave Perelman at
165. Betzig has not lost a match'
so far this year. At 121 pounds
Buckeye Dick Payne will find]
Wolverine Bob Cunningham. 1
In the heavyweight divisionf
Wolverine Byron Laskey will
face one of two Buckeyes, Carl
Abell or Bill Miller.
BOWS OUT-Wolverine Ralph
Trimborn will be making his
last home appearance in Maize
and Blue garb this afternoon
when he faces OSU's dynamic
diving duo of Bruce Harlan and
eyes who kept their long victory
streak rolling when they dumped
Michigan in the last dual meet
of the season.
THEN LAST YEAR, the Wol-
verines caught the OSU team in
another toss - up battle and
knocked them off to put the
Buckeyes in the loss column for
the first time in three years.
It's a different story this
year. Michigan is the team to
beat; the Wolverines are the
defending Big Nine and NCAA
Carl Abell is
tried men in the
ence. Bill Miller
more year and
one of the best
is in his sopho-
his first of Big
TOWVARDI TIDE end of the
game, Heyliger juggled his line-up
with the result that McMillan and
Wally Gacek were back on de-
fense for the Wolverines, with Hill
playing in the center slot.
The game was unusual from
the penalty standpoint, with
only one misdemeanor being
handed out, going to Wolverine
defenseman Fleming for board-
ing late in the first period.
Neither Michigan nor Minne-
sota displayed the "fighting mad"
mood that has characterized their
games of the past. Only once or
twice did a flare-up threaten, but
nothing came of it.
The two teams will meet in the
final game of the series tonight,
the tilt beginning at 8:00.
COME ONE, COME ALL
Urge Ring H01)Chls To Enter
Now hear this, all you boxers!
It's time to shake the mothballs out (f thoee glwc; ad et 'et
for the university's biggest fistic show, th::z A l-Capusi fLexing Tour-
There'll be competition in all weight classes from 115 pounds
through the heavyweights.!
Anyone can enter but each contestant must step through five
supervised workout sessions with boxing director, Lee Setomer, at
the I-M Building.
A series of preliminary bouts will be staged beginning March 12th,
in preparation for the finals which will be presented as a part of
the annual I-M Open House to be held in the Sports Building on
According to Setomer, the best all-around boxer in the tourna-
ment will be awarded a trophy.
In addition, the winners in each of the weight divisions will
receive individual medals.
Several hopefuls have already begun training for the fights.
Among the early birds who have shown progress are 145-pound-
ers, Jim Kanemoto and Pete Angelides, light-heavyweights Jim Brown,
iuss Kavanaugh, and Jim Williams, and 155-pound Hal Martellc, a
veteran of Bataan.
OUT'l OF THlE season so fai'
Miller has suffered only three de-
feats, two to top men in the Con-
ference: Chuck Gottfried of Ill-
inois, and Vern Gagne of Minne-
sota. His other defeat was very
close to Bob Maldegan, Michigan
State's Olympic contribution by a
close match, 7-6.
Jack Powers faces Buckeye
Toin Rath at 175, while Phil
Carlson will have his hands full
with Buckeye Milt Klein at 155
Jack Keller will clash with Bill
Weber of Ohio State at 128 on the
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