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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1950

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

RAGE THic _.

SAGE THIt~

Final

AP

Poll

Rates

Oklahoma

National

Champs

Cadets Ranked Second,
Michigan Finishes Ninth

__.. __

YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED:
I Wolverine Five Opens Season Saturday

Louis Hits Comeback
Trail Again in Chicago

NEW YORK -(R)- Coach Bud
Wilkinson, who expected his grad-
uation-riddled Oklahoma team to
get its lumps this year, wound up
instead with the Nation's No. 1
football team for 1950.
The Sugar Bowl-bound Sooners
were ranked tops in the final As-
sociated Press poll of the season
with Army's all-conquering Cadets
a distant second.
THIRD PLACE was awarded to
Texas, beaten only by Oklahoma,
14-13. The Longhorns were fol-
lowed by: 4-Tennessee; 5-Califor-
There will be a meeting of
the 'M' Club tonight at 7:30
p.m. in the 'M' Clubrooms.
--Jeff Knight
nia; 6-Princton; 7-Kentucky; 8-
Michigan State; 9-Michigan, and
10-Clemson.
Wilkinsonlost his entire first
line and three of his starting
backs after last year's eventful
campaign. All he had to remind
him of his past glory was full-
back Leon Heath.
But the youthful mentor did a

masterful rebuilding job, ran the
Sooners' winning streak to 30
straight games, and gained a lu-
crative sugar shot for the third
straight year.
*' * *
THE NEW ORLEANS extrava-
ganza will send the No. 1 team
against the No. 7 club-Kentucky.
The Cotton Bowl winds up with
another topnotch pairing-Texas,
No. 3 vs. Tennessee, No. 4.
Pasadena's Rose Bowl also will
have two of the first ten in ac-
tion-California, No. 5, vs. Mich-
igan, No. 7. The Miami Orange
Bowl pairs Clemson, No. 10
against Miami, No. 15.
A total of 319 sportswriters and
sportscasters from coast to coast
took part in the final balloting
and 213 named Oklahoma as their
No. 1 choice.
Both the Sooners and Army end
their seasons Saturday. The Soon-
ers take on Oklahoma A&M, a
traditional rival while Army clash-
es with its traditional opponent,
Navy.
The final standings of all teams
receiving at least 10 points with
first-place votes in parentheses
are as follows:
TEAMS Rerds

By TED PAPES
Out of the shadows cast by,
Michigan's Johnhy - Come - Lately
football heroes the Wolverine bas-
ketball team emerges for its sea-
son inaugural Saturday.
Coach Ernie McCoy will send his
young and inexperienced quintet
out against Miami of Ohio in the
Yost Fieldhouse.
* *~ *
THE CONTEST will be the first
in a slate of 22 scheduled for
Michigan, 14 against Big Ten foes
and eight with non-Conference op-
position.
The starting Wolverine lineup
may remain in doubt until short-
ly before the game gets under
way Saturday night.
McCoy's personnel problem
stems from the fact that only four
monogram winners from the last
campaign have returned and only
two of those were regulars.
* * *
CENTER L6o VanderKuy and
Captain Charlie Murray were full

timers on the team which finished
sixth in the Western Conference
last year with four victories in 12
games.
Jim Skala was a letterman but
was used only in spots by Mc-
Coy. He'll see more action this
time but he has been with the
gridiron squad and is somewhat
behind the other cagers who
have been working out for near-
ly a month.
Bob Olson is the other holdover.
He will seek a regular forward
berth in the absence of Mack Sup-
runOwicz, four year star who end-
ed his career last March.
* * *
AROUND THIS quartet plus a
couple of returning reserves McCoy
must fashion a team which will
run up against some of the na-
tion's most polished hardwood ag-
gregations.
Needless to say the immediate
outlook is not bright. Practice
sessions have produced no mira-
cles with regard to the numerous

rough spots in Michigan's at-
tack.
This team may rely entirely up-
on speed to make up for other
shortcomings. Lack of seasoning
among the players will be a draw-
back to the fast breaking offensive
game, however.
* * *
THERE IS one consolation for
McCoy, though. No one is expect-
ing him to field a world-beating
team so the only direction he can
travel is up.
It is not unusual in sports for
a good team to evolve from an
unsung group of players who
have no reputation pressure
working against them.
The Wolverines will have seven
warmup engagements before open-
ing their Conference card against
Purdue on January 2.
By that time there should be
definite indications of how good
or bad the season will be.

4.----..

CHICAGO-(I)-Joe Louis, for-
mer Heavyweight Champion, who
didn't quit when he was ahead,
will try to make it from behind
tonight when he renews a project-
ed ring comeback against a foe 13
years younger.
Before a Chicago Stadium crowd
of probably not more than 6,500,
the once-feared Brown Bomber,
now 36, will battle the Argentine
heavyweight, Cesar Brion. in a
bout scheduled to go 10 rounds or
less.
ALTHOUGH a 4 to 1 betting fa-
vorite, there were strong suspicions
that Louis may have picked too
rough a trail horse for his second
comeback try.
Louis was soundly defeated
last Sept. 27 by Champion Ez-
zard Charles in a 15-round title
bout at New York. Tonight's
bout will be Louis' first start

since he was pummeled by
Charles and announced for the
second time he was retiring,
The Ex-Brown Bomber, whose
tawny fists once were so potent,
has not looked impressive in train-
ing sessions for this engagement.
BRION, at 194, will spot Louis
some 21 pounds, but at 23 the
South American has that great
equalizer, youth, in his favor.
Both Louis and Brion predict-
ed a knockout victory. Brion said
he would finish off Louis within'
seven rounds.
"I'm going to shoot for a knock-
out from the very start," Louis
said. "I'm going to throw as many
right hand punches as possible.
One of them is sure to land."
* * *
HYMIE WALLMAN, manager of
Brion, predicts a quick knockout
for the South American fighter.

1®1. Oklahoma (213) .... 9-0-0
ow News . . . 2. Army (38) ........ 8-0-0
By The Associated Press 3. Texas (4) . . . ... 7-1-0
Contenders for three more holi- 4. Tennessee (15) .... 9-1-0
day bowl games were announced 5. California (8),... 9-0-1
yesterday. 6. Princeton (6)....... 9-0-0
At the Pineapple Bowl in Hono- 7. Kentucky (7)....... 10-1-0
lulu the University of Denver will 8. Michigan State (3) .. 8-1-0
clash with former players of Ha- 9. Michigan...........5-3--1
waii U. on Christmas Day. 10. Clemson (9)...... 8-0-1
On New Year's Day, Washing- 11. Washington (4) ....'8-2-0
ton and Lee will tangle in the Gat- 12. Wyoming (4) ......8-0-0
or Bowl in Jacksonville against 13. Illinois ............ 7-2-0
an-opponent yet to be named. Wy- 14. Ohio State ...,......6-3-0
oming, Tulsa, Nebraska or. Wake 15. Miami (Fla.) (1) .... 8-0-1
Forest are being considered. 16. Alabama (1) ........ 8-2-0
Also on January 1, Miami U. of 17. Nebraska (2).......6-2-1
Ohio has been selected to play 18. Washington & Lee (2) 8--2-0
Arizona State College in the Salad 19. Tulsa .............. 8-1-1
Bowl in Phoenix. 20. Tulane ............6-2-0

ERNIE McCOY
... can go only up.
Shotton Out;
Name Di-essen
To Lead Bums
NEW YORK-(IP)-A four-year-
old promise was fulfilled yester-
day when Charlie (Chuck) Dres-
sen was transported clear across
the country - from Oakland to
Brooklyn-to manage the Dodgers
in 1951.
Dressen, a former Flatbush third
base coach under Leo Durocher,
succeeds grizzled Burt Shotton,
who until as late as 10 days ago
was the No. 1 choice to return to
the helm.
In announcing the signing of the
52-year-old Dressen, President
Walter O'Malley told a press con-
ference he was fulfilling a prom-
ise he made to Chuck back in '46.
"When Chuck left us for a sim-
ilar job with the Yankees," O'Mal-
ley related, "I did my best to stop
him. When I realized I could do
nothing about keeping him in
Brooklyn, I told him I'd get him
back when I was in a position to."

Seven Lettermen Return
To Brighten Mat Picture

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By CY CARLTON
Mcihigan's magician of the
mats is working again.
Utilizing new quarters in the
basement of the sports building,
Coach Cliff Keen is preparing his
wrestlers for the start of the 1950-
51 season, his 26th as coach of
the Maize and Blue grapplers.
* * *
PROSPECTS FOR the grapplers
appear good at this point with
seven lettermen returning and
with experienced operatives ready
in almost every weight class.
However, a hard grind re-
mains for the matmen between
the opening of the season on
December 16 against the Uni-
versity of Toledo, and the Con-
ference championships on March
2-3 in Evanston.
Keen seems happy at his wealth
of good material even though "the
old doctor of the mats" is, as
always, working the wrestlers hard
to prepare them for winning com-
petition in one of the world's
toughest sports.
* * *
CAPTAIN OF THE team is Bill
Stapp, who was runner up at 155
pounds last season in the Big Ten.
Stapp will wrestle at 157 pounds
this season due to a change in
Toledo Tars
Pace Regatta;
Michi an Ninth
Freezing weather, a raging sea
a'nd a strong field of Midwestern
and Eastern teams combined to
hand Michigan's sailing club their
worst beating of the year in the
Northwestern Invitational Regat-
ta last weekend held in Chicago.
The bad climatic conditions
were a handicap to all the entrees,
b'ut the Michigan skippers' Bob
Allen and Tina Lawrence seemed
to have an exceptionally rough
time.
BECAUSE OF THIS the Wol-
verines, who were one of the fav-
orites in the pre-race line-up,
could do no better than finish
ninth out of a field of 17 schools.
Toledo, Michigan's arch rival
throughout the fall sailing sea-
son, took first place in the meet
with MIT, the leading Eastern
entree, close behind. Ohio State
and Northwestern finished third
and fourth respectively.
Only ten of the scheduled 34
races were completed. The sailors
struggled through a full day of
racing on Friday and attempted
to resume the competition on Sat-
urday.

weight classifications. All classes
will move up two pounds for the
coming year.
Another stalwart of the squad
is Dave Space, who also won a
runner-up medal in Big Ten
tourney competition last sea-
son. Space will move up one
class, wrestling at 147 pounds
this season.
Other experienced grapplers in-
clude Brad Stone, Bud Holcombe,
Larry Nelson, Joe Planck and
Moose Dunne.
STONE SAW some action at 121
pounds, now 123 pounds, last year
and is the strongest candidate for
that position although Joe Kosik
should give him a keen battle for
that spot. '
At 130 pounds, Larry Nelson,
who had a very successful soph-
omore season at that weight last
year leads all contenders, al-
though Jack Gallon, a promising
soph, is still in the running.
Gallon and Joe Scanduras,
another sophomore are the strong-
est prospects in the 137 pound
class.
* * *
HOLCOMBE, WHO won his let-
ter last season and one before the
war, is the strongest candidate at
the 167 pound class although
sophomore Harold Holtz shows
some promise.
At 177 pounds, Joe Planck
who showed well in his first sea-
son last year holds sway.
In the heavyweight division,
Moose Dunne should develop into
a fine wrestler despite a poor 1950
year, his first in Western Con-
ference competition.
This season's wrestling schedule
is as follows:
Dec. 16-Toledo, here.
Jan. 6-Pittsburgh, here.
Jan. 13-Indiana, here.
Jan. 20-Purdue, there.
Feb. 3--Triangular meet with
Northwestern and Marquette at
Evanston.
Feb. 5--Iowa, there.
Feb. 10--Illinois, here.
Feb. 17-Michigan State, here.
Feb. 24=~Ohio State, here.
March 2-3--Western Confer-
ence Championships at Evans-
ton.

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IN THE FIRST race, however,
one of the boats capsized and the
officials called the meet at that
point.
By virtue of their victory the
Toledo boatmen received the
Timme Angsten Memorial Tro-
phy.
This trophy was put into com-
petition in memory of Timme Ang-
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the Midwest's short sailing his-
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