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by b. s. brown, sports editor
MY APOLOGIES to Newt Loken, Wolverine gymnast coach, who
has a legitimate gripe. In my last column, I mentioned that, ex-
cept for football and hockey, none of the Michigan sports teams
were having the kind of success usually attributed to U. of M. aggre-
"Our boys have come through with five wins in the six
meets we've had this year," Newt said yesterday, "and if that
record isn't in the Michigan tradition, I don't know what is."
Six out of six would have been more like it, Newt, but there's
no arguing that your laddies have done right fine by them-
IT'LL BE A FUNNY SORT of a deal when the Conference schools
-with the exception of Northwestern and Purdue, who are sitting
it out this season-send their gym teams here in two weeks to compete
in the Big Nine Championships. About the closest analogy would be
found in the Michigan-Minnesota basketball games this year, when
Ozzie Cowles turned the tables on the team he had coached just one
season ago.
Minnesota is the school to beat. The Gophers have won the
Conference title two years running and will be out to retain
the crown come March 26 at the I-M Building. Though Newt
never coached at the Northland school, he competed under
the Minnesota colors in his college days and he now has two
brothers on the Gopher squad.
NEWT IS MIGHTY PROUD of his team's accomplishments. Part
of his pride was exhibited when he showed the team off during
the half-times of two of the Michigan basketball games. And the
genial mentor is just as proud of the preparations he's making for
the Championships.
He was as busy as a corporation executive yesterday, getting
ready for the big shindig. There were publicity shots to ok, posters
to send to the printers, pieces of equipment to check, bleachers
to arrange for and scoreboards to be made. Newt has it all planned,
* right down to the type music that will be played for the added
pleasure of the onlookers.
With all that, Newt still finds time to prime his lads for the
forthcoming meet with Wisconsin. The Badgers come to town Satur-
day for the final dual meet of the 1949 season and it should' be a
dilly. Just about any show the gymnasts put on its a worthwhile
BOB SCHOENDUBE, Wolverine Big Nine and NAAU trampoline
champ, spent most of the war in a Japanese concentration camp
near his home at Manila, P.I . . . Dick Fashbaugh, captain "of the
team, never saw a piece of gym equipment until his sophomore year.
. Loken was the Conference all-around winner in 1941 and 1942,
but Illinois took the team championship both years. . . . Chicago has,
taken eight Big Nine titles since the sport was first recognized by. the
Conference in 1926. . . . The Illini has grabbed the crown on five
occasions and the Gophers have come through four times.
Last year was the first time a Conference meet was held since 1942.
. Michigan has never before been host at the championships.
Sailing Club Seeks Crew
For the Bounding Main

Loyola Upsets Kentucky, 67-56,

Champions of West Meet
Hockey Powers of East

NEW YORK-(U4)-A fighting
Loyola of Chicago five upset
mighty Kentucky, 67-56uand
Bradley eliminated favored West-
ern Kentucky, 96-86, in the quar-
ter-finals of the National Invita-
tion Basketball Tournament in
Madison Square Garden yester-
Bowling Green clipped St. Louis.
80-74, to drop the fourth and last
favored team from the running in
the Invitational Quarterfinals in
the last game at Madison Square
Garden last night.
A one-hand shot by Frank Ku-
zara in the last five seconds of
M' S treak
Cut Iowa
Notes on a not-so-total swim-
ming loss:
Michigan's duel meet victory
string was uncerimoniously
snapped at sixteen by Iowa Satur-
day night but Matt Mann is not
terribly unhappy about the whole
thing.... Mann doesn't like long
winning streaks . . . says it creates
too much pressure.
MANN DID LIKE the perform-
ance of his son, Matt III,though.
*.. Matt's 2:09.4 in the 220 free
style clipped .07 sec off his best
previous time . . . before this sea-
zon he had never broken 2:11. .
Matt also turned in a fine third leg
on the now historic 'disqualified'
400-yard relay . .. it's too badhe
can't be used in the relay at the
NCAA meet this weekend.
General feeling of the swim-
mers is that they were 'out-
judged' at Iowa . . . they don't
think Mann jumped too soon on
his leg of the relay . .. and they
can't see what difference it
would have made anyhow with
the Wolverines winning by a
solid five yards ... they are even
more positive that Dick Wein-
berg was the winner in the
50-yd. dash .. but theajudges
didn't agree, and Iowa had its
first duel meet win over Michi-
gan in history.
The Hawkeyes who areaegood
bet to win the NCAA meet at
North Carolina are scheduled for
a terrible licking when graduation
time rolls around . . . they lose
backstroker Duane Draves, free
stylers Erv Straub and Ken Marsh
and diver Dave Brockway . .
WITH RIS GONE and North-
western's Bill HeusneraandOhio's
Bill Smith also graduating look
for Matt Mann III and Gus Stager
to emerge as the nation's top mid-
dle distance men . . . the Wolver-
ines also are looking forward to
added help in the breaststroke de-
partment next season . . . .fresh-
man Stu Elliott turned in a 2:29
timing in a 20-yd. pool to win a
meet up in Wisconsin this past
week . . . that's about what Bob
Sohl was doing as a freshman.
Mann will take twelve men to
Chapel Hill Wednesday as the
Wolverines set out to defend their
National Collegiate title . . . the!
natators are making the trip by

play gave San Francisco a pulsat- reversal at the hands of St.
ing 64-63 victory o v er t h iird- Louis in the Sugar Bowl.
ranked Utah last night and added

last minute in an effort to keep

possession of

their thin 63-62

further confusion to the national
basketball race.
y * * *
IT WAS THE defeat of Ken-
tucky, however,Ethatstunned the
crowd of more than 11,000 that
jammed the roomy Madison
Square Garden for the invitation
The Wildcats didn't show the
spark that had carried them to
29 victories during the regular
season against one loss-a 42-40

"We were flat," Coach Adolph
Rupp of Kentucky lamented af-
terwards. "We never got going."
* 'S..5
FIGHTING AN uphill battle in
the second half against Frisco,
Utah pulled into the lead, 63-62.
on Verin Gardner's driving layup
and the big clock said only two
minutes remained.
With time running out, Utah
waived three foul shots in the

San Francisco stole the ball with
ten seconds remaining and Kusara
missed a shot from the side of the
Then there was a jump ball and
Frisco got it on the tap. The ball
was passed to Kusara about 30
.eet out and he took dead aim. The
ball went through the mesh with-
out hitting the rim.
NEW YORK-(P)-Kentucky's
clawed Wildcats, their hopes of a
double tournament sweep rudely
jolted by Loyola of Chicago, set
their sights last night on the
NCAA Championship.
* * *
KENTUCKY WILL face high-
scoring Villanova in the Eastern
NCAA Playoffs in Madison Square
Garden, March 21. Illinois, the
Big Nine Champion, and Yale, the
Ivy League winner, will clash in
the opening game of the Monday
The two winners will meet Tues-
day. Then the Eastern Champion
will meet the survivor of the West-
ern Tournament in Seattle, March
26. The Western NCAA Playoffs
will be staged in Kansas City,
March 18-19.

{l DTTOII - NOWT: T1his is. the sec-
ond( of three art idclealing wiith [he
teams in the 1919 NCAA hockey tour-
If the Wolverines are to make
a repeat performance and bring
home the NCAA hockey bacon,
they'll have to get by one of the
Hockey powers of the east, the
perennially strong Dartmouth In-
Michigan meets the Dartmouth
sextet in the opening game of the
tournament, Thursday, March 17,
and the Maize and Blue can ex-
pect a lot of trouble from the
* * *
WITH THE added benefit of
an extra year's experience, Dart-
mouth has practically the same
team that advanced to the finals
of last season's tourney, only to
go down fighting before a red-hot
Michigan sextet, 8-4.
Coach Eddie Jeremiah has
taken four outstanding seniors
from last year's squad, mixed
them with some good sopho-
more prospects and came up
with another link in Dart-
mouth's long line of fine teams.
The Indians have a 15-4 record
so far this season, boasting vic-
tories over Boston College, Har-
vard, McGill, Princeton and Yale.
** *
WITH TWO of thp highest scor-
ers in collegiate hockey circles,
Dartmouth has put the emphasis
on offense, but has a strong de-
fense and an excellent goalie.

The Riley brothers. Joe and
Bill, give the Indians a one-two
punch that is hard to beat. Joe
leads the team with 41 goals
while Bill isn't very far behind
with 32 tallies to his credit.
These are the men that the
Michigan defense will have to
JOE WAS picked as the out-
standing player in last year's
tournament and was a member
of the AAU Olympic hockey team
that went to Switzerland, but did
not play.
On the other hand, Bill has
been named to just about every
hockey "all" team that has come
out in recent years. He cap-
tained last year's team and
holds the Dartmouth scoring
record with 225 points.
In goal for Dartmouth will be
captain DickrDesmond, one of the
finest amateur goal-tenders in
the United States. Quick as a
cat, he may give the Michigan
forwards a lot of trouble come
Thursday night.
(Tomorrow: Colorado College)

and earn



Daily--Alex Lmanian
I-M PACESETTER--Al Rotsko, of Fletcher hall, who set an all-
campus record by scoring 64 points in one game two weeks ago,
grabs a loose ball in the Fletcher-Adams basketball game last
night, as Adams came from behind to upset a highly-favored
Fletcher quintet, 40-38. Walt Noon of Adams attempts to steal
the ball from Rotsko, as Bill Brenton of Fletcher, Mark Ardis,
who paced the winners with 19 points, and Ted Solotaroff of
Adams look on.

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A group picture for the 'En-
sian will be taken at a special
meeting of the "M" Club, 7:30
p.m. tonight in the "M" Club
Room at the Field House. All
members are asked to wear
their "M" sweaters.

Grant Parker defeated Jim
Izuma last Saturday night in
the I-M boxing match and will
meet George Chang in the
finals to be held March 23.

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The ancient art of shanghaiing
desperately needed crew members
for the bounding main has not
been lost.
Commodore Jim Rukin, com-
manding a band of buccaneers
reminiscent of Captain Kidd's
swashbuckling pirates, has estab-
lished the Wolverine Sailing Club's
cIandestine port in a virtual Sar-
gasso Sea-the engine arch.
IT IS FROM this vantage
point that 'the haughty captain
and his lieutenants waylay their
prospective crew by cajoling the
wayward students into signing on
for a cruise. Wednesday evenings
in 311 West Engineering is the

usual gathering time of" the care-
free sailors.
The fleet adheres to regula-
tions published by the Mid-west
Collegiate Sailing Associa~tion,
an organization designed to
band together all the roving
TEN SMALL dinghies consti-
tute the fleet at the present time.
With the first meet of the 1949
season still far away in April,
new members are asked to
thumb through their sea-bags
for the proper nautical gear and
trot over to the Wednesday
night sessions.
After a preliminary blood draw-
ing ceremony, the apprentices be-
gin the harrowing ask of getting
their sealegs.

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