A.Y, IVEB]WARY 10, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By PRES HOLMES
The first of the original five
members of the Michigan cage
quintet which has started together
for the past three seasons has
been forced to give up basketball
for the rest of the year.
Big Bill Roberts, Michigan's
six-foot seven-inch center, has
had his hardwood carreer cut
short right at the height of con-
THE LEG INJURY which was
probably incurred when h e
jumped from a moving train last
spring and aggravated this fall
has failed to respond to treat-
ment, and an operation has been
deemed necessary by University
Dr. Carl E. Badgley of the
University Hospital, who per-
formed the successful opera-
tion on shot-putter Charlie
Fonville's back, will operate on
Roberts to remove a cartilage
from his left knee the latter
part of the month.
Roberts was able to play for
only about a minute in the Ohio
State game here on January 29,
and that turned out to be the last
appearance of his collegiate ca-
BILL CAME to Michigan in the
fall of 1942 and played a year of
freshman basketball before enter-
ing the service.
On his return to the Wolver-
ine cage scene for the 1946-47
season, he worked as a sopho-
more at center with the Maize
and Blue quintet of Mack Su-
prunowicz, Boyd McCaslin, Bob
Harrison, and Pete Elliott, an
aggregation which was still go-
ing strong this season for the
third straight year until the
It's not too unusual that Bill's
greatest thrill from his suddenly
ended basketball career at Michi-
gan should have happened in that,
the bleachers seeing him for the
first time in a Michigan uniform.
NATURALLY THE Michigan
center, and this year's captain, is
disappointed at not being able to
play the rest of the season, "espe-
cially the Minnesota game and
against McIntyre," he says. "But
I've bought a new pipe and have
'kinda' reconciled myself to the
At first glance it might look as
if he was going to be able to sit
back and relax for a while, but
after watching the MSC game
from the bench last week he
quipped, "I lose more weight sit-
ting it out on the bench than I
used to when I played the whole
When questioned about the
chances of Michigan repeating as
Conference champs he firmly re-
plied, "It'll be an uphill battle all
the way, but those are the boys
who can do it."
Set for March
Michigan will open six weeks of
spring football practice March 28,
Coach Bennie G. Oosterbaan an-
The Wolverine grid session ac-
tually will be split in two parts due
to spring vacation. Oosterbaan
will call his gridders together,
Monday, March 28, and practice
through Friday,. April 1. Practice
will be resumed April 11, on a five-
day week basis and continue un-
interruptedly through May 14.
Oosterbaan will follow the gen-
eral practice that characterized
the Crisler regime. Emphasis will
be placed on individual instruc-
tion and work with sophomores.
Candidates who are engaged in
spring sports are not expected to
take part in any of the drills.
A five-year advance ticket sale
is being considered by Michigan
athletic officials as a means ofI
financing a proposed upper deck
addition to the Michigan footballl
stadium, the plan to open ad-
vance sales for alumni of all good
seats in the proposed addition.
Three plans are under consider-
ation; a complete deck, which
would boost the seating capacity
to 125.000; a horse-shoe deck,'
open at the south end, which
wculd increase the seating to 115,-,
000; or two "straightaways" which
would bring the total to about
105,000. The stadium now seats
Cost would range from $55 a
seat for the complete upper deck,
to $85 a seat for the straightaway
plan. The latter would entail an
expense of about $1,000,000.
"BUT THIS is the most favor-
able time we'll ever be in," com-
mented one member of the Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics. "And under the financing
plan now being considered, sale
of the good seats in advance would
preclude any difficulties with pos-
Explaining that the board felt
that action should be taken now
or never, he said that contracts
should be let within the next
30 days, and that it will be "next
fall or nothing".
A report is expected within the
next few days from Athletic Dir-
ector Fritz Crisler.
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While the basketball spotlight
has been focused on Michigan's
varsity squad, the Jayvee team,
under the wing of Coach J. T.
White, has been chalking up a few
laurels for itself.
The junior cagers have played
five games to date and have lost
only one, a 39-38 decision to the,
Ypsilanti Normal varsity squad.
The most recent accomplish-
ment for the Maize and Blue was
a 54-34 win over the Hillsdale
College quinte, here last Monday
afternoon. This is the second de-
feat the Wolverines have handed
Coach Gib Holgate's crew this
season. Last December Michigan
The other two victories were
chalked up last week against the
junior outfits from Ohio State
and Michigan State. The Wolver-
ines cagers dumped the Buckeyes,
_'_47 "-, th-r ninmn- the Spar-
tans, 49-43, two days later.
These two have been the only
games the jayvees have played
against foes common to the Mich-
igan varsity as well, and White's
:rew set the scaring pace for their
'etter half each time. Although
,he opponents' total differ, both
Michigan teams scored the same
number of points.
If this holds true for the rest of
the season all eyes will be focuseC
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A home-and-hoe series with the frosh quintet is six-foot-three
the LIT "I3" team in the next t wo Jim Skala from Chicago, Illinois.
weeks precedes the OSU contest. Skala alternates at guard and
These are the only other games forward. He was top scorer in the
scheduled for the jayvees for the frosh-jayvee game in December
remainder of the season. when the freshman upset rank by
defeating the junior varsity, 26-33.
FresIhm en, . . Second and third men of the
TUESDAY NIGHT'S RESULTS
SAE 39, Sigma Nu 23
Kappa Sigma 65, Tau Delta Phi 14
ATO 46, Theta Delta Chi 17
Psi Upsilon 47, Phi Sigma Kappa
SAM 55, TKE 28'
Sigma Phi 27, Phi Gamma Delta
Alpha Phi Alpha defeated Phi
Kappa Sigma (forfeit)
Sigma Chi 26, Phi Kappa Tau 24
Delta Tau Delta defeated Phi Psi
DKE defeated Kappa Nu (forfeit)
Beta Theta Pi defeated KAP (for-
Chi Psi 40, Alpha Delta Phi 17
Phi Kappa Psi 51, Delta Chi 11
Lambda Chi Alpha defeated DSP
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Army 3, Public Health 0
Engineering Physicists 3, Navy 0
Engineering Aero. 2, Engin. Math 1
The Freshman edition of the
Michigan cagers, under the direc-
tion of Coach Dave Strack, has re-
sumed intra-squad scrimmages
Athletic Director Fritz Crisler
denied vehemently the charges
made by MSC's Dean Lloyd C.
Emmons about the proposed foot-
ball schedule arrangements.
Crisler cited a resolution by the
Michigan Board in Control of In-
ercoliegiate Athletics and sub-
mitted to Michigan State in Janu-
ary. Rather than a "take it or
leave it" plan, it would simply let
the two schools drop the matter
for the years 1950-53.
Michigan State officials want-
ed a "home and home" arrange-
ment, and thus termed Crisler's
proposal as an "ultimatum."
starting five are Tom Tiernan, of
Kankakee, Illinois, and Dick
Gerstner of Kalamazoo. Both
reach six-foot-three and play for-
From this trio, Strack picks his
pivot man, but no definite as-
signment has been made as yet.
Securing one of the guard spots
is Dick Frame, a five-foot-eleven
cager from Jackson, Mich. The
other guard slot is shared by Don
Peterson, Racine, Wisconsin prod-
uct and brother of Michigan's
varsity fullback, and Fred Thomp-
son of Bloomfield, N.J.
. . . losing weight
his first season as a starter for
the Wolverine squad.
MINNESOTA HAD a new cen-
ter too, a kid by the name of Jim
McIntyre. Standing six-foot-ten
in his sweat socks, this Gopher
had been causing trouble for all
of Minnesota's opponents, and
promised to do the some for
Although a zone defense was
used and Bill wasn't ;totally re-
sponsible for putting the clamps
on "Big Jim," he still feels
mighty proud of the box score
the next day which read: Mc-
Intyre, 1 point.
What made this win over the
Gophers even better was the fact
that Bill's parents were out in
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