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Wildcats; Gymnasts


BULL 5.51N
by b. s. brown, sports editor

Grapplers Finish Season Billikens Set
On Vctous Ide, - Stage for Till
__ With Wildca
Wolveri- u (ciaptjre All But One Mach;- --


Betzig, Cunningham
(special to The Daily)
EVANSTON - Michigan's wres-
tiers wrapped up their season's
mat calendar here last night by
overpowering Northwestern, 25-5.
The victory marked the Wolver-
ine's second straight win in tshree
days to give them a season total of
two wins against five loses. North-
C41AXPAIGN, Ill.-(AP)-Illi-
nosi cinched at least a share of
the Big Nine basketball crown
yesterday by overwhelming In-
diana 91-68-biggest Confer-
ence victory score of the sea-
western, on the other hand, failed
to win a conference match al-
though they did trounce four
minor aggregations.
ONLY THE Big Ten Champion-
ships this weekend at Indiana
stand in the way of permanently
shelving the 1949 card for poster-
11inning every boat except
wne, the Wolverines scored two
falls and five decisions. The
y Wildcats, however, took top
honors as Tom Ragouzis in an
amazing demonstration of fury
nailed Wolverine Jack Powers
in exactly six seconds.
Captain Bob Betzig ran his
winning streak to seven as he
overpowered the Wildcat chal-
lenger, Herb Koshgarain, in the
165 pound classic. Betzig scorcd
his pin at 3.30.
COACH KEEN'S men were off
to a fast start right from the be-
ginning as cagey 121 pounder Bob
Cunningham of Michigan scored
his first fall of the season when
he pinned Frank Wapples in 1.13
of the second period.
George Halas of Northwestern
was the next to meet the wrath
of the Wolverines as he clashed
with Jack Kellar in the 128
pound attraction.

RA --ANEW YORK-(IP)-St. Louis U.
1, Carlson Triumph Yesterday accepted a bid to de-
-_____-______fend its National Invitation Bas-
yketball Tournament title and set
Continuing the victory streak, the stage for a return game wtih
Tom Miller representing the Maize Kentucky's mighty Wildcats.
and Blue at 136 pounds won a de- It's all up to Kentucky now.
cision in his bout. ! The Olympic-seasoned Wildcats,
After Michigan's Jim Smith pol- NCAA champions and the Nation's
.e oNo. 1 college five, also received
ished off Bob Manning in the 145 an invitation to participate in the
feature, the vaunted Nick Stevens tourney here, March 12-14-17-19.
of the Wildcats fell before Wol- Bernie Shively, director of ath-
verine Phil Carlson. .- letics at Kentucky, said the school
Byron Lasky planted the final is "considering" the N.I.T. bid.
nail in Northwestern's coffin as he Kentucky is understood to be keen
decisioned Bill Ford in the heavy- on competing in both the NCAA
weight classic. and N.I.T. tourneys.
Ma1n- Heusner Battle Seen
In 1500-Meter Free Style

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LANSING--Newt Loken. Wol-
verine gymnast Coach, and his
tumbling wonders stretched their
average 4 out of five wins by beat-j
ing traditional rival, Michigan
State, 54a-41,, yesterday, atj
Jennison Fieldhouse.
The Michigan acrobats out-
classed their hosts in four out of
six events.
PETE BARThELL aided the
Wolverine cause by corming'
irough with his usual double win.
Pete took first places in both tum-
bling and parallel bars.
Barthell split up the 12
points gained in the tumbling
event with his teammates, Gor-
don Levinson and Tom Tillman
who finished in that order.
Ed Buchanan bolstered the visi-
tors lead by taking first place on
the trampoline with Wolverine
Bob Shcendube occuping the
it iird place slot.


HERBERT 0, 'RITZ CR.SLER agree that the most imperative
phases of his ambitious building scheme for the University of
Michigan concern the antiquated hockey rink and the broken-down
baseball stands.
I'm afraid the ceiling is going to come down in the hockey
rink one of these days," Crisler said yesterday. He was equally
critical of the condition of the diamond stands. It's for the Board
of Regents to decide how the proposed building schemes are to be
carried out, if at all. and the most important problem that arises is
the question of finance.
In Saturday's report, it was revealed that the athletic de-
partment netted $265,775.34 in the fiscal year 1947-48, but almost
the entire sum was used to pay off the bonds held on the stadium
and interest on those bonds. With the bond payments finished,
the Board can go ahead with a little less of a headache. But
finances in these post-war days are still a problem. For instance,
a new hockey rink would cost in the negihborhood of $750,000.
That's a paltry sum when the outlay for a combination athletic
plant housing hockey and basketball or a combined field house and
I-M Building is considered. The prices for those endeavors rangs
around the 51'2 million mark for the former and 3 million for the
latter. To increase the seating capacity of Yost Field House by 2000
would cost the department an estimated $75,000.
That's one plan the Board had better discard. It's hardly worth
the money to expand Yost's seating by such a small figure. But only
time will tell and any conjecture would be just that.
IHENASKED ABOUT the recommendation that the allotment
of student tuition that goes to the athletic department be
increased, the master of Michigan's mad magicians of the 1948 Rose
Bowl declared, "It's entirely up to the Board of Regents. We have
suggested the raise as one possible method of aiding our finances.
Tuition has been doubled in these past years," Fritz explained, "but
the athletic department continues to receive the same $7 that it was
given in 1923 when the allotment began."
Costs have risen since their and it would certainly seem as
though Crisler and the department should have an increase in
fees. But there again, only time will tell.
It's )ust about time for the tourists to pull up stakes down in
'Florida and make way for the invasion of the major league baseball
outfits. Ten clubs begin spring training underneath the sheltering
palms today.
The world champion Cleveland Indians are pitching tents in
Tucson, Ariz., a< stone's throw from Leo Durocher's Giants, who are
holing un in Phoenix. The Browns, Pirates and both Chicago lubs
added an insult to the refusal to train in Florida by settling in Cali-
fornia for the six weeks.
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(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the firstin
a series dealing with the Western
Conference swimming meet being
held at Purdue Mar. 3, 4 and 5.)
With Ohio State's natators suc-
cessfully disposed of once, Matt
Mann's undefeated mermen find
themselves right back where they
started from as they prepare to
defend their Western Conference
title at Purdue this weekend.
Despite their loss here Saturday
the Buckeyes are definitely the
team to beat at Lafayette.
asIOWA, LED BY Wally Ris, rates
Sas thedark horse of the meet but
if the dope chart runs true to form
it will be Michigan and Ohio
battling right down to the final
The 1500 meters will be run
off Thursday night and despite
the fact that it will be the only
event of the evening, those
Thursday results will be of tre-
mendous importance to Mich-
igan fans.
It is in this race that the Wol-
verines should show their greatest
concerted strength and offset
some of those diving points Ohio
is sure to pile up.

pounds heavier and enjoying his
finest season, will defend his Con-
ference title for Michigan in this
event and probably will find his
only important competition com-
ing from Bill Heusner of North-
Heusner trailed Matty at the
Big Nine meet in Iowa's 50-
yard pool last year but when he
got into a 25-yard- pool at the
NCAA meet here he won going
Whether Mann's decided im-
provement is enough to offset
Heusner's more effective showing
in a 25-yd. pool remains to be
BEHIND MANN Michigan will
have Gus Stager and John Mc-
Carthy who finished fourth and
fifth respectively in the Confer-
ence last year and who figure to
move up a notch this season with
Ohio's Bill Smith probably limit-
ing himself to the shorter dis-
Fifth place secms to be a wide
open race with Bunny Nakama
of Ohio State rating the possible
Iowa has nobody who consti-
tutes a real threat while Purdue
has a good sophomore freestyler
named Mike Kosometos who could
conceivably finish in the money.
THlE WOLVERINES have one i
other entry in the distance. grind,
,ophomore Bob Wagner who has
swum just one varsity race this
Ther wllbbe ameeting o
'M" Room. All undergraduate
"M" club members are urged to

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it v arsuty wW.t
It would be an almost impossi-
ble task to even try to explain the
basketball team's loss to Ohio
State last Saturday night.
By the blank and bewildered
look on the faces of loyal Wolver-
ine fans, however, it would seem
that explanations are strongly de-
ONE THIEORY appears to be
just as good as another, but one
in particular is by far the most
Almost a month ago Michi-
gan's jayvee coach, J. T. White,
noted that in the two games
which his team had played
against the same schools as the
varsity, the jayvees had set the
pace and scored the same num-
ber of points which Ernie Mc-
Coy's crew made. later in the

Both Michigan teams piled tip
49 points against Michigan State,
and both racked in 54 counters
against Ohio St ate during the be-
tween semester recess.
IN AN ARTICLE in The Daily!
February 1) it was stated that
this rather tunusual cir'cumstance
might foreshadow the then forth-
coming g Inw a 2r iust the Buck-,
White's vre'w I 0SS4d in a fot<al
of 44 ark'rs against OSI's
'B' siuad Inst Saturday itight.
Michigan's varsity was evidently
paralyzed by this figure f or try as
they might. they shot 87 times -
all they could pile up was 44
In the 1 inant 1n114 ol cour-s" Odio
State was i vinlp I1:o problem
about havin g to live up to a cer-1
tain mark ko th' Bukeycs JustI
kept pouring it. or.
Does anybody have Bob Ripley's1
address handy?


THE CREDI'T for collecting ten'
vital markers on the high bar can
be attributed to 1st placs Bob
Willoughby, who shared the spot
light with third place Captain
Dick Fashbaugh, both of Michi-
gan. Dick also placed second on
the flying rings.
Michigan sidehorse stalwarts,
Jeff Knight and the versatile
Barthell garnered seven points
by taking second and thirdiplace
It seems that the only obstacle
to a clean sweep by the Wolver-
ines lay in Mel Stout, all around
gynnst from MSC. Stout ac-
cotnted for most of the places
not taken care of by the Wolver-
RACKIN (1' first places in the
flying rings and Side horse, second
places in both high and parallel
bars Mel climaxed his scoring for
the day by placing third on the
tumbling mats.

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Wolverine Upswing in Track
Marked by Victory over OSU

The Corner House



When Michigan's track team
det'ated Ohio State in thedual
mweet Saturday night, it. gave a'
definite indication that the Wol-
verine track and field stock is on
the up-grade.-
The 611%2-52% win marked the
first time in four years that a
Michigan track team has defeated
Ohio. And this period includes
both outdoor and indoor meets
aiud Western Conference cham-
pionship meets.
THIS IS ALSO the first time
since the war that Michigan can
be regarded as a threat for the
Conference championship.
But the reason for the optini-
ism is seen in more than the
Wolverine's victory Saturday.
The important thing is how they
accomplished the win.
Ed Ulvestad, Michigan pole
vaulter, set a new varsity record
of 13 ft., 11 in., as he beat Buck-
eye Lloyd Duff, co-winner of the
vault at last year's Conference
meet. Until last week, Ulvestad
was rated as just a point-getter
at next weekend's Big Nine meet,
but now he is pegged as a possible
CLAY HOLLAND, bothered most
of the season by a muscle injury,
showed he is in shape now by
faking the 65-yard low hurdles
ahead of Ohio's Duff and Dick
Maxwell, who both earned points
in the hurdles events at the 1948
Conference meet.

One of the most encouraging
signs in last Saturday's per-
fornmance was Michigan's sweep
of the 60-yard dash. Art Henrie,
Var Baydarian, an'd fierre
Miller finished in that order to
give Michigan ine points over
Ohio State,
Henrie won the dash in :06.3
for the second time this year. He
is the first Wolverine sprinter to
run that time in nearly fifteen
/AWO WOLVERINE broad-jump-
ers, Baydarian and Eck Koutonen,
finished ahead of Duff, who
placed third in Conference jump-
ing last year. Baydarian leaped
23 ft., % in. to win.
Two sophomore distance
runners, Bruce Vreeland and
Shel Capp, placed for Michigan
against Ohio. Capp took third
in the mile behind Buckeye
Frank D'Arcy and Wolverine
captain Bob Thomason.
Vreeland finished second in the
two-mile run, which was also won
by D'Arcy. His time was nearly
ten seconds better than his
winning time against Cornell two
weeks ago.
Perhaps the real spark in the
track team's rejuvenation is its
new coach, Don Canham. In his
first year as head coach, Canham
is as new to the business as most
of his team are to the running
game, but already has shown that
he can produce a winning team.

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season, finishing second to Stager
in the quarter mile against Min-
Still an unknown quantity, Wag-
ner does not figure to break into
the scoring column, but the opti-
mistic Mann, Sr. is hoping any-
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