Y, MAR01 22, 1949
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Wolverine Pucksters Gain
Individual Honor; Lose Title
By HERB RUSKIN
While Michigan's hockey team
was unable to successfully defend
its National Collegiate title, quite
a few individual honors were voted
the Wolverine pucksters.
In addition to the selection of
bonnie Hill, Wally Grant, Wally
Gask and Dick Starrak on the
UniteLA Press All-American team.
Hill and Gacek were named to Col-
orado Spring's radio station KVOR
squad, while Ross Smith was
picked on the second team.
GRANT WAS the only Michi-
gan man to make the Associated
Press All-tournament team, but
Gacek and Hill were on the sec-
ond team, Hill being placed at a
wing position, of all places.
Goalie Dick Desmond of Dart-
mouth got the KVOR trophy
for the "most valuable player"
In the tournament, edging out
Bill Cleary, also of Dartmouth.
The Big Green also placed Des-
mond, defenseman Mike Thayer
and wing Joe Riley on the All-
tournament squad. Rounding out
the first team were center John
Mulhern and defenseman Ed
Songin of Boston College.
SATURDAY'S GAME with Colo-
i do College saw three obscure
pilalties called by the referees.
Gordie, McMillan was given a
minor for entering the play before
Neil Celley, whom he was replac-
ing, had left the ice.
Then Celley was sent off for
body-checking without a stick
and Chris Ray was awarded a
penalty shot because Michigan
goalie Jack McDonald "allegedly
thew his stick at the puck.
Because of a typographical
error, Mike Choukas of Dart-
mouth, a third line forward, was
listed as an All-American in one
of the Denver papers. Choukas,
who only saw action once during
the final game with Boston College
wondered what they would have
said if he had played more.
DURING THE waning minutes
of the Saturday consolation game,
Wolverine coach Vic Heyliger
Anyone on campus who is in-
terested in competing in newly
formed baseball and lacrosse
leagues is invited to attend a
meeting today at 4:30 in the
pulled McDonald and tried the
Red Wing power play where five
men hold off the opposing play-
ers and the sixth goes in on the
goalie all alone.
It didn't work, however, be-
cause the referee sent Bob Flem-
ing off the ice for holding and
said later that there were at
least two more that he could
Prevailing sentiment of the
NCAA officials at this year's tour-
nament was that the consolation
game was not such a good idea and
would be dispensed with in the fu-
S * * *
WHILE DEFINITE arrange-
ments were not made, it seems
highly probable that next year's
tournament will also be held in
Colorado Springs. If it is to be
moved, Heyliger indicated that he
would press for some place like the
Chicago Stadium, where the ice
and skating facilities are better.
Heyliger did not return to Ann
Arbor with the team, as he had an
alumni meeting in Denver yester-
day. He will be back some time this
By MERLE LEVIN
Matt Mann's swimmers will at-
tempt to salvage a little of Michi-
gan's fading glory when they open
defense of their NCAA swimming
title at Chapel Hill, N.C. this week-
With three of the four titles
Wolverine athletes accumulated
last winter already relinquished,
the natators will have plenty of
incentive, but are plagued by a
lack of the all-around depth that
carried them to the Big Nine and
NCAA titles in 1948.
* * *
OHIO STATE'S still powerful
diving dynasty has established the
Buckeyes as the favorites this
weekend with talent-loaded Iowa
ranked second and Yale and Mich-
igan picked to battle it out for
The Bucks, despite their div-
ing power and Bill Smith are not
overwhelming favorites to cap-
ture the Collegiate crown.
Should such divers as Dave
Brockway of Iowa, Northwestern's
phuck Chelich, Jack Tolar of
Texas and Norm Sper of North
Carolina cut deeply into their to-
tals then the Buckeyes can kiss
their chances good-bye.
* * *
OHIO PICKED up 35 of the 68
points they piled up in winning the
Big Nine title this year in the two
diving events and the backstroke.
Candidates for spring foot-
ball practice, which opens Mon-
day, March 28 are requested to
begin drawing equipment from
Henry Hatch at the Field
House, starting at 2 p.m., Wed-
nesday and during the remain-
der of the week.
They are sure to lose points in the
latter event and a further loss of
diving points would be fatal.
If the Buckeyes fall it seems
probable that an Iowa team
boasting a host of good dash
men led by Wally Ris, two fine
backstrokers, a topnotch breast-
stroker and two championship
relay teams will take the crown.
The Iowans lack strength how-
ever in the distance events and a
flock of fine dash experts from
the East may cut heavily into their
** * *
MICHIGAN IS A much better
team today than they were at the
Western Conference meet. The
Wolverines are in peak condition
and with a few breaks could de-
fend their crown successfully.
NEW YORK-(A)--Illinois stag-
ed a blazing rally in the final min-
utes to subdue surprisingly tough
Yale University, 71-67, last night
and push into the final round of
the Eastern NCAA Basketball
Kentucky, showing all the spark
it lacked last week when ousted by
Loyola of Chicago in the National
Invitational Tournament, hooked
the oter play-off spot by defeating
Villanova, 85-72, and setting
new scoring record to do it.
* * *
ILLINOIS WILL meet Kentucky
in the finals tonight. The eastern
victor will play Oklahoma A. and
M., the western champion, for the
title at Seattle next Saturday.
The Illini, befuddled by the
hook shot antics of Yale's fabu-
lous Tony Lavelli, who poured
in 27 points, were six points be-
hind with five minutes to play.
A Madison Square Garden
crowd of more than 17,000 saw
the Western Conference Cham-
pions fight back from the brink
of defeat in pulsating game that
was tied up nine times.
The Cats' 85 points topped the
old mark of 79 set by Arkansas in
1945. The total score also broke
the mark of 155 set by Arkansas
and Oregon the same year.
KENTUCKY'S BIG All-America
pivot man, Alex Groza and Vil-
lanova's Paul Arizin. tied up in a
brilliant floor and point-making
Each wound up with 30 points,
just one short of the record set
by North Carolina's George Gla-
mack in 1941.
Groza. the country's top tip-in
specialist, sat a large part of the
last half on the bench, being
pulled when he had amassed four
prsu inal fouls.
Arizin missed a chance for a
new record when he went out on
personals a few minutes before the
end of the game.
In Gym Bid
(This is the first in a series of
articles on the Western Conference
gymIInastics meet to be held here on
By HERB MUNZEL
Neither Indiana now Iowa is
rated more than an outside chance
of finishing very high in the team
standings of the Big Nine gymnas-
tic meet this Saturday.
Iowa places it's hopes in four
men, while Indiana is making
seven entries in the meet.
* * *
THE HOOSIERS first launched
into an intercollegiate schedule in
1942, dropped the sport after one
season of competition, and revived
it this winter. Michigan defeated
Indiana's team earlier this season
in a dual meet, winning by ten
Outstanding for Indiana is
Norm Schulte, who is their num-
ber one man in three events and
will probably place high in the
all-around point totals.
Although they have not had a
team in dual meet competition this
year, Iowa will enter a man that
is expected by experts to win the
trampoline contest in the face of
stiff competition from a couple of
proven champions, Wolverine Bob
Schoendube and Gay Hughes of
THIS IS BRUCE Sidlinger, a
sophomore who might well take
First as a middle name-for he has
a string of firsts that is steadily
increasing, and to which he hopes
to add gaturday afternoon.
DICK SMITH BILL TAFT
. . . both barrels--
Five PositiOns Still Open
On 'M'Diamond Squad
Two of Michigan's graduating cagers, Bob Harrison and
Boyd McCaslin, teamed up with eight other players from the
midwest Sunday night at Chicago to edge the fabulous Harlem
Globe Trotters, 51-50.
Bob O'Halleran of Notre Dame sank a field goal with four
seconds left to play to hand the Trotters the loss. He had
come in the game for the first time just ten seconds before he
made the game-winning toss.
The ten players were selected from teams which had played
In the Stadium this season. Along with O'Halleran fromNotre
Dame were Paul Gordon and Leo Barnhorst. Gordon Gillespie
and Jack Phelan from DePaul, Wisconsin's Bob Haarlow, Jack
Kerris and Paul Nagle from Loyola comprised the rest of the
By HAL TANNER
Five starting positions for the
1949 Michigan baseball team are
still undecided with a little over a
week of practice still remaining
before the Wolverines open their
campaign against Georgetown
According to veteran diamond
coach Ray Fisher, Captain Hal
Raymond, Ter Kobrin, and Bob
Wolfe have virtually assured
themselves of starting berths
while Bud Rankin, Bill Taft, and
Dick Smith have been installed
as starting pitchers.
FISHER IS grooming Rankin
and Taft to take up the slack left
by the departure of Art Dole and
to form the nucleus of the pitch-
ing staff which he expects to be
the strong point of the Maize and
Blue nine in the coming season.
Raymond will form the other
half of the battery working in
the catching position which he
fillied last year. Behind Ray-
mond will be Walt Hancock, a
reserve in 1948, and Pete Palmer,
a promising sophomore.
Kobrin is back at his old third
base position while Wolfe has
outdistanced the field in the race
for the shortstop post. Jim Horn
and Jerry Burns are still out for
the third base position.
* * * ,
THE STARTERS for the other
side of the infield are still unde-
cided. Jerry Dorr and Bill Buck-
holst are competing for the start-
ing nod at second base.
Five men are in the running
for first base including veterans
Hal Morrill and Jack McDonald.
Other candidates are Ed Frosh-
heiser, who saw some action in
1948, Earl Keim and Al Wey-
Seeking outfield positions are
three men who have limited ex-
perience playing for Michigan and
two sophomores. The veterans
are Vic Fryling, Ted Berce, and
LEO KOCESKI and Le'e Hartz-
mark are the newcomers looking
for starting roles in the outer gar-
dens. Koceski is rated by Fisher as
the most improved player on the
team since practice started six,
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