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SATURDAY,' FThIUIA,,tV lI, 019

THTE AMWTICAA1I)AITY

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ichigan
Wolverines, Illini Favored
Over Purdue in Cinder Meet

Puc men

Down

Gophers

Nea tly,

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By ROG GOETZ
Michigan will face its first Big
'ine track competition of the in-
door season when it tangles with
Illinois and Purdue in a triangu-
lar meet at Champaign.
Rated as co-favorites with Illi-
nois, the Wolverines will attempt
to strengthen their bid for a West-
ern Conference Title.
COACH -DON CANIAM listed
middle distance runner Herb Bar-
ten as a doubtful starter and has
deqlded to start the Wolverine ace
in only one event, the 880.
Competition in the pole vault
is expected to be close with
Michigan's Ed Ulvested, Russ
Osterman and Tom Elmbled
against the Illini soph sensation,
Don Laz and the Boilermakers'
Lawrence Busby.

Minnesota
Rated T ops I
D fensiv* ~k
(Continued from Page 1)
DESPITE the presence of Mct
Intyre and Skoog, however, the
Maize and Blue isn't conceding a
thing.
After dropping their first two
Big Nine tilts to the Gophers
and Purdue, which led many ob-
servers to say that Michigan
presented the shortest title de-
fense on record, the Wolverines
have stormed back to take five
straight Conference starts and
a 49-38 non-Conference decision
over Michigan State.
In addition the Maize and Blue
can point to the improved shoot-
ing of Mack Suprunowicz in the
past few games.
AGAINST OHIO STATE andl
Indiana, Michigan's most notable
Conference victories this year,
"Supey" netted 19 and 23 points'
respectively, to account for al-
most half of his 90 points in the
Big Nine.
Contrasted with the Wolver-
ines' quick recovery, the Minne-
sota fortunes have recently been
fluctuating.
After winning 13 straight games,
the Gophers saw Illinois come
from behind to take a 45-44 deci-
sion.
Then they whipped Northwest-
ern, but the next weekend saw
the Minnesotans drop another
one, this time to Ohio State, and
they had to come from behind in
the closing minutes of the game
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M' Defense Halts 'Skiumah'

(Special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOL fS - Michigan's
high-flying pucksters moved a
step closer to another national
championship last night by de-
feating a highly rated Minnesota
sextet, 4-1, before 2,415 fans.
The two squads meet again to-

McMllan. Each scored -one goal.
McMillan and Renfrew also had
assists to give them each two
points for their evening's work.
Despite the eleven penalties
called, seven on the Wolverine s
and four on the Gophers, the con-
test was cleanly played with very
little "rough stuff."
JACK McDONALD was out-
standing in the Wolverine net,
playing his best game of the sea-
son. For a short time at the be-
ginning of the second period the
Wolverines had two men in the
penalty box and held a precarious
1-0 lead. Here McDonald rose to
great heights and prevented the
Northmen from tallying.
Connie Hill drew first blood
at 8:03 of the first period by
scoring on a pass from Bob
Fleming. The shot hit John Mc-
Ewen, the Minnesota goalie, on
the shoulder and was deflected
into the net for the score.
When the Wolverines regained
full strength after two penalties
early in the second period, they'

struck for their second goal. With
an assist from Neil Celley, Wally
Grant blasted home the score at
2:13 to climax a scramble in front
of the Gopher net.
- * * *
AT 14:03 of the same period, the
Wolverines took a three goal lead
when Captain Al Renfrew beat
the Gopher goalie. Gordie Mc-
Millan received credit for the as-
sist.
McDonald succeeded in shut-
ting out the Gophers until the
third period when center Jerry
Lindegard tallied the only Min-
nesota goal at 5:21. Cal Engel-
stad, Gopher wing assisted on
the score.
The Wolverines got the goal
back a few seconds later, when
McMillan with an assist by Ren-
frew scored the final counter at
5:57.
McDonald made 27 saves with
13 coming in the penalty-crammed
second period. McEwen of Minne-
sota stopped 32 Wolverine shots,
17 of which were in the final pe-
riod.

By DICK HURST
Michigan gets back to its diet of
one-man teams when the swim-
mers take on Northwestern at 3
this afternoon at the I-M Building
pool.
This time the tidbit is long dis-
tance swimmer Bill Heusner.

Wolverine- Wildcat Meet
To Display New Talent

I

coach Matt Mann will have a
chance to try out a few experi-
ments.
AMONG THE swimmers who
haven't had much chance to show
their stuff against the rest of the
Conference are free stylers Bob
Byberg, Jay Sanford and Dave
Neisch; and back strokers John
Donaldson and John Arbuckle.
Mann isn't guaranteeing any-
body for any one event but it is a
pretty sure bet that some of next
year's team are going to be en-
tered in the Northwestern meet.
Bob Sohl will probably go in
the 200 yard breast stroke along
with either Bill Upthegrove or Bill
Austin.
* ,* *
MATT MANN III and Gus
Stager will get their work-out
from Bill Heusner in the distance
events and in the 50 and 100 yard
free style events entries will be
selected from Weinberg, Moss,
Tittle, Kogen.
Michigan will probably be rep-
resented in the diving event by
Jim Hartman and George Eyster
who, incidentally will get some ex-
cellent competition from Chuck
Chelich, Northwestern's elongated
diver.
The Wolverines will have all
day Sunday to get ready for their
next, opponent, Minnesota. The
Gophers will be here Monday af-
ternoon for the last tune-up be-
fore Ohio State's Buckeyes hit
the water against the Wolverines
next Saturday.

Laz
Busby

topped both Ulvestad
in the MSC relays.

and

PURDUE IS favored in the 60
yard dash on the basis of Charles
Mays pre-meet performances.
Michigan will enter Bruce
Vreeland and Shel Capp in the
long two mile run. The Wolver-
ines will be up against stiff
competition from the Illini ace
Walt Jewsbury who turned in
an amazing 9:26.6 in a meet
with Minnesota.
Coach Canham will count on
Pete Dendrinos and Harry Allis
to place in shot put competition
for the Wolverines.
* * *
THE MICHIGAN duet will face
Purdue's Norm Waysser who is
rated as the man to beat in the I
Big Nine title meet.
Herb Barten nursing a foot
injury will carry Wolverine
hopes in the 880.
Barten, crack middle-distance
runner for Michigan will get an
Everyone interested in try-
ing out for the golf squad, in-
cluding freshmen, report to
coach Bert Katzenmeyer Tues-
day, February 22, at 4 p.m. on
the 1-M golf driving range.
insight to his expected conference
opponents for the Western Con-
ference title when he runs against
the middle distance starts of the
Illini and Boilermakers.
Michigan's Tom Dolan and Art
Henrie will be out to top Purdue's
Ed Jones and Harry Anderson of
Illinois.

BUD GRANT
sights set.

'M' Gymnasts
Meet .Indiana
With a victory over a highly
rated University of Chicago gym.;
nastic aggregation under their
belts, the Wolverine tumblers
worked over-time this week in an
attempt to maintain a perfect
average when they meet Indiana
in the Hoosier state this after-
noon.
Although Indiana is a newcom-
er to Big Ten gymnastic competi-
tion, Coach Otto Ryser has devel-
oped enough potentialities to give
any team a good battle.
The usual participants will be
on hand for the contest which will
in the words of Newt Loken, gym-
nast mentor, begin the toughest
weekend of the season~
Coach Loken announced that
ten men will be on hand to meet
the Hoosiers. The list starts with
Pete Barthell, Bob Checkley, Ed.
Buchanan, Dick Fashbaugh, and
Jeff Knight.
Dave Lake, Gorden Levenson,
Bob Schoendube, Tom Tillman,
and Bob Willoughby will also
make the trip.

CONNIE HILL-
his were -. -
night at Rochester, Minnesota, in
the second of a four game home
and home series.
LAST NIGHT'S victory gives
the Wolverines a 2-1 record
against t heir regional oppIonents,'

Late Basketball Scores
Trinity 56, Hamilton 41 Alma 60, Adrian 42
Beloit 96, Cornell 39 Baldwin-Wallace 65, Case 49
St. John's 67, Fordham 48 Cincinnati 91, St. Prancis 62
Western Reserve 52, Miami 50 Bowling Green 77, Ohio 63
TALKING SHOP
with Bud Weidenthal
Associate Sports Editor

BILL HEUSNER
.his are too
Aside from the personal challenge
that Wolverine Matt Mann III
will offer Heusner in the 440 yard
free style, the meet shapes up as a1
laboratory full of water in which

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Hawkeyes, 54-49. Ainnesota and Michigan Tech. jICHIGAN'S REVITALIZED track team which has been feeling
Coach Ernie McCoy will prob- Minnesota. now has a 3-2 regional the mild effects of a rather disconcerting talent famine for the
ably start Suprunowicz and Hal record, having dropped one game past four years will get its first taste of Conference competition ill
Morrill at the forward posts, and to Michigan Tech. the huge Illinois Armory today.
Leo VanderKuy at center, while Wolverine scoring was divided
the guards will be Pete Elliott between Connie Hill, - Wally The outcome of this important triangular meet with the
and Bob Harrison. Grant, Al Renfrew and Gordie Illini and Purdue will go a long way in determining whether
our Wolverines are properly cast as favorites to grab the forth-
coming Big Nine championships in this same arena March 4-5.
GleFe ) Although the Wolverines' last title was in 1945 the Maize and
Blue would definitely not be out of character in the role of "toast
of Big Nine track. . . .
&~~~~~ ~ I ra ptr a e'~u g d o i th at fiftee years, Michigan track teams have "run"
Indiana M atinien T oda away with ten indoor titles. Illinois during that period won two,
__Ohio State two and Indiana one.
Cliff Keen's winless mat squad the day is in the 145-pound match In the thirties when Michigan football was at its lowest ebb,
tests a tough aggregation from which pits Michigan's Jim Smith the Wolverine athletic tradition was ably sustained by the men
Indiana at 3 p.m. today in Yost against Andy Puchany. Smith is of track and field. . . . The Ann Arborites won every title from
Field House. Conference champ in the 136- 1934 to 1940. . . . Their superiority was unchallenged and famed
The Hoosiers present a fairly pound division, but was moved from coast to coast.
well-balanced team with the 121- up to the next class this year. And during the war years the Wolverines had the situation
and 175-pound classes being about Puchany beat Illinois' Joe Garcia, well in hand and in 1944 they ran up the amazing total of 751}
the weakest links. who had been undefeated up un- points by far surpassing the previous high of 53, set by the
O OTotilo ohmetr tosp prrmers on Wolverines the year before. A total of forty or more is usually
ONE OF THE BEST matches of the Hoosipe squad are the Bra- sufficient to win a Conference crown in track....
bender brothers, Bob and Bill. The post-war famine appears finally to have come to a welcome
'M' Rifle C u Bob will wrestle Jack Keller in halt, a return to Michigan superiority in track and field is in the
the 128-pound match, and Bill cards, but whether it be this year or next will be determined to sorte
will take on Tom Miller in the extent by the results at Champaign today.
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By PRES HOLMES
Riding high on the crest of a
five - game Conference winning
streak Michigan's cage squad goes
into tonight's contest with Minne-
sota as the underdog.
* *
A CERTAIN national prognosti-
cator has gone out on a limb and
picked the Gophers to win by sev-
en points. The fact that gives this
prediction added weight is that
the same man stated, before 'the
first game between these two
teams last January 8, that Mich-
igan would lose by 14 points. The
,final score was 45-31 with the
Gophers on top.
A point in favor of the Wol-
verine cause, however, is the fact
that Michigan hasn't lost a game
in Yost Field House in almost two
years. On February 24, 1947, the
Illini Whiz Kids staged a late
second half spurt to defeat the
Maize and Blue, 45-36.
IN ANTICIPATION of an over-
flow crowd tonight additional
bleachers have been set up on the
wrestling balcony which will in-
crease the capacity of Yost Field
House to approximately 10,000.
Ticket hanager Don Weir stat-

ed yesterday that the doors would
be opened at 6:30 p.m. for both
student and paid admission. ID
cards are required for students.
* * *
THE WOLVERINE cage team
will be out to make up for half
of their "lost week-end", as As-
sistant Coach Bill Orwig calls it,
early in January. In their first
two Conference games, against
the same opponents they face the
next two days, Michigan lost
twice.
Both games were away then,
however, whereas this time 'the
Maize and Blue have the advant'
age of their home court.
* * *
ERNIE McCOY, coach of the
basketball team, in a recap of
the season's play to date took full
responsibility for the losses in the
opening Conference games. "In
my desire to get the boys ready,
I worked them too hard and they
were just too tired to play a good
game," he said.
"The between semester recess
gave them a chance to more or
less rest up, and we've been going
along ok since then. I give all the
credit for those wins to the boys,
though. They worked hard on the
floor and earned each victory."

o1.IUM 1 s 1 y"L
First of a series of rifle tryout
matches was conducted recently
on the ROTC range under the
sponsorship of the Michigan Rifle
Club, an independent organiza-
tion.
The next match will be held
next Thursday. The purpose of
these trials is to pick a team
which will enter the National
Intercollegiate Rifle Champion-
ships to be staged April 9. Five
men and one alternate will be
selected to compose the team.
The rifle club hopes to organize
shoulder to shoulder matches with
teams representing nearby col-
leges and later postal matches
with colleges throughout the
country.
In the first match Sam Kalow
and Albert Demmler posted ex-
cellent 199 scores while Douglas
Covert scored 198 out of a perfect
200. Robert Martin tallied 192
while Morse Davis and Robert
Bessler recorded 190 and 184 re-
spectively.

MICHIGAN'S captain, Bob Bet-
zig, will have his hands full in his
SPORTS
JOHN BARBOUR: Night Editor
165-pound fight. Richard Fisher,
an Indiana senior, is Betzig's op-
ponent.
Simon Prizant, the Hoosiers'
155-pounder, meets Phil Carlson,
in what is expected to be one of
the best matches of the after-
noon.
Bob Cunningham, Michigan's
121-pound entry, is opposed by
David Miller, while in the 175-
pound class Jack Powers tangles
Indiana's Robert Johnson. j
To top off the afternoon's ac-
tivities heavyweight By Lasky
grapples with Charles Hurly.

The announcement that Army-Navy game authorities ar
shopping around for a new site for the annual classic is welcom
news. They have made it quite clear that they are looking for2
site where they can make the most money, since the game goe
a long way toward supporting both schools' athletic program
This should be an eye-opener to Michigan State officials w
seem to think that big, bad Michigan is the only school that pl
football for profit.
Concerning the service clash, the Cleveland Press said yester
day that the game would be played in that city's Municipal Sta
dium Nov. 26. No official announcement has yet been mad
however.
- *
Mal Whitfield, Olympic half-mile champ has been reinsta
on the Ohio State tarck team. He was dropped recently because
training irregularities.
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