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February 19, 1950 - Image 2

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APm NevesN' Cagers Face Spartans

tRUARY' 19, 1950

NEW YORK - 1O) --The past
marched in review in the Asso-
ciated Press mid-century sports
poll, and as the participating ex-
perts culled from the five decades
of personal achievement and
memorable events the most out-
standing in their fields there
emerged a silent challenge to the
next 50 years.
"Match them if you can," is the
unspoken defiance and the years
alone will determine if the chal-
lenge can be met.
THESE ARE a few individuals
among individuals, events and ani-
mals chosen by the critics as the
most outstanding in their par-
ticular fields during the past 50
years. The complete list of win-
ners in the poll reads this way:
Greatest upset - Boston Braves
pennant drive and World Series
victory in 1914.
Greatest football player - Jim
Greateststrack performer --
Jesse Owens.
Greatest fighter - Jack Demp-
Greatest basketball player -
George Mikan.
Greatest golfer - Bobby Jones.
Greatest tennis player - Bill
Greatest basepall player - Babe
Greatest swimmer - Johnny
Most dramatic event - Jack
Dempsey-Luis Angel Firpo heavy-
weight championship fight Sept.
14, 1923.
Greatest male athlete - Jim
Greatest woman athlete - Babe
Didrickson Zaharias.
In only three of the 13 cate-
gories was there stern competition
for top honors, and in those three
the real competition involved only
two rivals.

Improving MSC
Here Tomorrow
Prepping for the Western Con-
ference finishing run, Michigan's
cagers play host to a hot and cold
Michigan State quintet Monday
night at Yost Field House.
The contest marks the last non-
Conference scrap of the season
for Coach Ernie McCoy's charges.
A road tilt with Northwestern and
home battles against Conference-
leading Ohio State and cellar-
dwelling Purdue remain.
THE SPARTANS come to Ann
Arbor winners in but three of 18
tilts, but their latest triumph snap-
ped a seven-game winning streak
for highly-touted University of De-
troit. Detroit holds a victory over
nationally-ranked Bradley.
Bill Rapchak, on and off for-
ward, is the publicized State
scorer, but McCoy fears 6 ft.,
5 in. Bob Carey more. Carey,
glue-fingered football end, start-
ed slow, but soon found the
range to hoop 121 points in one
six-game stretch.
"He possesses a sure pair of
hands and should be plenty of
trouble in future years," was Mc-
Coy's opinion of the Spartan cen-
ter. The husky Charlevoix, Mich.,
product is adept off both back-
Two new golf sections have
been opened for Men Physical
Education students. These
classes will meet Mondays and
Wednesdays at one and Tues-
day and Thursdays at one in
Waterman Gym. Those who
wish to enroll should do so
Monday or Tuesday in Room 4
in Waterman Gym.
boards and possesses a devastat-
ing hook shot. He boasts a .415
shooting average.
* * *
RAPCHAK, who recently broke
the MSC single-game individual
scoring mark, holds a galaxy of
Michigan State records, including
total points, over his four-year
career. Boasting a deadly one-
hander, Rapchak cut loose for 15
points in Michigan's 52-49 opening
game win and has bucketed 20-
plus totals in other tilts. Several
clubs have held the State scorer
goalless, however.
Jim t Snodgrass, set-shooting
guard who bagged 14 markers
against the Wolverines last time,
sophomore forward Dan Smith
and improving Gordie Stauzer
round out the probable visiting
starting five.
Hal Morrill is the big question-
mark on the Michigan list. Limp
ing from an injured heel, the ta
guard may be ready for the Spar-
tans. His cool floor play, re-
bounding and one-handed set-
shooting would be welcomed.
IF MQRRILL is still benchrid-
den,-Jim Skala, promising sopho-
more, will probably try to fill his
shoes. He has been used sparing-
ly all year, rising to the heights in
the thrilling win over Indiana
with 10 vital points.
Skala must hit the 16-point
mark to match Morrill's con-
tribution to the initial win over
Michigan State.
Rangy Leo VanderKuy and Don
McIntosh, at center and forward
respectively, will give the Wolver-
ines a height advantage, but spec-
tators are looking for dormant
Mack Suprunowicz, forward and
captain, to regain his old form
with o big night.


BANQUET BULL SESSION-Dan Dworsky, right, former Michigan
center and now a member of the Los Angeles Rams, discusses
the relative merits of professional football and baseball with Dick
Kryhoski, left, new first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. The
meeting took place at the Detroit Times Quarterback Club ban-
quet recently. Arnold Aronoff, university student, listens in on
the conversation.


EAST LANSING, Mich. - (3) -1
Bill Mack, blond Michigan State'
workhorse in the Gistance events,
ran a sensational dirt-track mile
in the time of 4:09.6 at a 'dual
meet with Ohio State yesterday.
The time was the second best on
record for an indoor dirt track.
Mack and his mates gave
Michigan State an easy 67-47 win
in the dual meet.
The best mile time recorded for
an indoor dirt track was the 4:08.9
set by Chuck Fenske of Wisconsin
at the Illinois Tech relays in Chi-
cago stadium in 1938.

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