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Tan kmen


'Gophers Bow
In Overtime
Battle 52-48
Ozzie Cowles waved his magic
wand and nothing happened!
For the first time since he left
Michigan three years ago to take
the reins at Minnesota, a Wol-
verine basketball team stopped
the Gophers, 52-48, in a colorful
overtime Big Ten battle at the
Yost Fleldhouse last night.
It was Michigan's second loop
'victory against six setbacks and
Minnesota's fifth loss in ten tries.
* * *
TWO NEWCOMERS, six-foot-
seven Dick Williams and Doug
"Lawrence at five-eight, made
sparkling debuts before a slim'
but highly partisan crowd of 2500
-age fans.
They carried the fight to the
visitors throughout the contest
and then delivered knockout
blows after two Michigan regu-
lars, Leo VanderKuy and Jim
Scala, had fouled out..
The second half ended with the
"teams deadlocked at 48 after Min-
nesota had stalled out the last
minute and a half looking for one
good shooting opportunity to
gather in the chips.
* * *
GOPHER AO-Myer (Whitey)
Skoog failed on an attempt from
jn close with ten seconds left and
Lawrence fired a long return des-
peration shot from the ten-second
"-ine which fell short as the buzer
sounded to terminate regulation
. With 3:45 left in the overtime
Michigan's Tom Tiernan' lofted
a one-hander from the side
which overshot the mark but
Williams was there to tip in
the rebound and cash the points
that won the game.
Tiernan came on with the clin-
-,her when he drove through the
Minnesota defense with 28 sec-
onds left to play.
Lawrence had replaced Bob
Olson midway in the first half
.and showed blinding speed and
Iloor play so coach Ernie McCoy
left the sophomore from Fort
'iWayne, Indiana in the lineup.
IN ADDITION to his fire-engine
rebounding he whipped up a pair
of Hoosier specialties, two long
set shots, and a couple free throws
'to contribute six important points.
The workmanship of Law-
rence and Williams failed to
overshadow the brilliance of
Michigan's Mr. Basketball, how-
ever. Big Leo VanderKuy crash-,
ed into the Gopher offense all
evening to keep the boards clean
' a whistle.
He registered 14 points in sen-
sational fashion with an assort-
nment of five field goals and four
charity tosses to st the pace for
~,is team before leaving the game
on fouls with 1:46 left.
His performance pulled the
Wolverines out of the vacation
slump which produced two Con-
ference losses (to Michigan
State, 49-36, and Northwestern,
60-56) and one non-league vic-
tory, a 67-49 decision over West-
ern Reserve.
Only Tiernan and Captain
4larlie Murray of the regulars
were in the lineup during Michi-
gan's overtime test. Lawrence,
Williams and Frank Gutowskt
withstood the late pressure and
when Lawrence injured his right
knee in the last two minutes,
Iysle Smith came off the' bench
Ao take over.

Skoog was the game's top scor-
er with 15 points. Maynard John-
'son and Virgil Miller, both of

WORLD RECORD HOLDERS-Michigan's distance medley relay team, left to right, Al Rankin,
Charles Whiteaker, Aaron Gordon and Don McEwen, pose with Coach Don Canham.
* * * * . * 4 * 4
'M' Distance Relay Quartet
HighlightsTrack Showings

A world record breaking per-
formance in the Michigan State
Relays by the distance medley re-
lay team highlighted a busy but
successful vacation schedule for
the indoor track team.
Runping the two and one half
miles in 10:8.9, the quartet of
Chuck Whiteaker, Al Rankin, Aar-
on Gordon, and Don McEwen
erased the former mark of 10:10.3
set by Indiana's foursome of Coch-
ran, kIoke, Hedges, and the great
Campbell Kane.
* :
HIGH ON THE list of notable
track happenings also was the
resounding 77 2/3 to 36 1/3
thumping of Purdue last Saturday
night in the first dual meet of
the season.
Michigan showed much power
and good balance in topping
the Boilermakers easily. The

Wolverines won ten of the
twelve events, with both Dave
Stinson and McEwen being
double winners. Stinson won
both the broad jump and the
60 yard dash.
McEwen put on another of his
sterling exhibitions. He just miss-
ed setting a new varsity and Yost
Fieldhouse record in the mile run
by one-tenth of a second with a
time of 4:11.8, and came back a
half hour later to run a very sub-
stantial 9:19.2 two mile.
TOP TIME of the meet was
made by Hurdler Don Hoover, who
tied a ten year old Yost Field
House and varsity record of Al
Thomas in the 65 yard low hur-
dles with a clocking of :07.4.
Chuck Whiteaker ran one of
the top half miles by a Wolver-
ine in the last few years with a

Wrestlers Run Streak,
To Eight over Vacation

1:56 flat effort. Other firsts
were recorded by Russ Oster-
man in pole vault, Tom John-
son in the shot put, Rankin in
the 440 yard dash, and the mile
relay team. .
Wolverine cindermen also par-
ticipated in the Michigan AAU
meet, with the big surprise being
Still No Grid
Coach at OSU
COLUMBUS, O. - )-- Ohio
State University, which has had
a lot of experience picking
football coaches, failed to name
a successor to Wes Fesler yes-
terday in the biggest letdown
after the biggest buildup in
Buckeye history.
The naming of Fesler's suc-
cessor was delayed until next
Sunday, when three of the sev-
en-man Board of Trustees,
which has final say on the
selection, turned up missing.
They were out of town.
the defeat of the distance medley
relay team by Loyola of Chicago
in the fair time of 10:20.6.
In the MSC Relays, Coleman
was second and Ron Soble third
in the broad jump, the shuttle
relay team was first, George Ham-
mond second in the shot put,
Stinson fourth and Konrad fifth
in the 75 yard dash, LaRue
fourth in the 300 yard dash.
HOOVER placed first in both
the 75 yard low and high hurdles,
with Bruner fourth and Wally At-
chison fifth in the high hurdles.
Michigan took first in the two
mile relay and third in the mile
relay besides the distance medley
Individually, in the record
breaking relay performance,
Whiteaker ran a 1:59.1 half mile,
Rankin a very excellent :50.1 440,
Gordon a 3:08.3 three-quarter
mile, and McEwen a blazing 4:11.4
mile. McEwen's effort was better
than his present varsity mile rec-
ord, but cannot be counted as such
because it was made in a relay
McEwen also ran a very good
half mile race of 1.56.1 in helping
the two mile relay team to vic-

After a highly successful East-
ern trip the Michigan swimming
team downed Minnesota at the
Maize and Blue pool yesterday
afternoon by the score of 47-37.
Michigan won on depth rather
than individual stars. John Reb-
ney of the Gopher squad was by
far the outstanding swimmer of
the day.
* * *P
MICHIGAN WON only four of
the nine events, namely the two
relays, the fancy diving, and the
200 yard breast stroke.
At no time were any records
in danger of being broken. Min-
nesota does not have a strong
team and were not expected to
do as well as they did do.
On the other hand the Wolver-
ines with a better than mediocre
team were unable to swim some
of their top men due to bad colds
picked up during the Eastern
* * *
REBNEY TOOK the 50 yard
free style in :24 fiat and the 100
yard free style in :52.9 in gath-
ering 10 of the Gophers 37 points.
Wayne Carlson gained five
points for Minnesota by win-
ning the 200 yard backstroke in
2:24.8. Bernie Kahn, star Mich-
igan backstroker, was unable to
participate due to a cold.
On the eastern trip the Maize
and Blue beat LaSalle College
and the Newark Athletic Club
without too much difficulty.
Michigan also beat the New
York A.C. by a 44-40 score.
Feature of this meet was Bob
Nugent of NYAC who was un-
officially clocked at :49.2 in the
* * *
300 yd. Medley reay-won by MICH.
(Dick Howell, Stew Elliott, Dave
Neisch). 2. MINN. (Wayne Carlson,
Wayne Harmala, Paul Lukens). Time
220 yd. free style-1. David Ander-
son (MINN). 2. John Reis (MICH.)
3. Wayne Leengren (MICH.). Time
5o yd. free style-. John Rebney
(MINN.) 2. Dick Martin (MICH.)
3. Jim White (MIC.). Time :24.
Fancy diving-1. Jim . Hartman
(MICH.) 2. Gil LaLonde (MINN.)
3. Frank Keller. (MICH.). Points
100 yd. free style-1. John Rebney
(MINN.) 2. Walt Jeffries (MICH.)
3. Bob Byeberg (MICH.) Time :52.9.
200 yd. breast stroke-I. John Da-
vies (MICH.) 2. Stew Elliott (MICH.)
3. Wayne Harmala (MINN.) Time
200 yd. back stroke--1. Wayne Carl-
son (MINN.) 2. John Arbuckle
(MICH.) 3. John HiU (MINN.) Time
440 free style-1. Dave Anderson
(MINN.) 2. Luis Child (MICH.)
3. Wayne Leengren (MICH.) Time
400 yl. free style relay-won by
MICH. (Jim White, Dick Martin,
John Reis, Walt Jeffries).
Special to The Daily
..SAGINAW - Ed. Grenkoski,
pitching star of Michigan's 1950
baseball squad, left here last night
for Phoenix, Ariz., to join the New
York Yankee farm organization.
After two weeks of pre-training,
Grenkoski will drill in Florida
with the Kansas City club of the
American Association.
Grenkoski, victor in four con-
ference games last season, will be
a severe loss to the 1951 Wolver-
ine nine. He plans to re-enter
Michigan in September.


Michigan's wrestlers grappled
their way into contention for the
Western Conference title during
the between-semester period when
they extended their winning streak
to eight straight mat victories by
besting- defending champion Pur-
due, swamping Northwestern and
Marquette in a triangular meet
and soundly thrashing Illinois and
Iowa in duel encounters.
Purdue fell by a 15-14 score
while Iowa was shut out by the
Maize and Blue grapplers, an al-
most incredible wrestling feat.
LAST SATURDAY night, the
matmen subdued a strong Illinois
squad, 23-2, before a capacity
crowd at Yost Field House. Mich-
igan matmen were victorious in
seven of eight matches, tying the
Larry Nelson Started off the
evening's festivities in the 123
pound class by besting the Ili-
ni's Henry Price, 7-0. Nelson
showed excellent form and con-
dition and dominated the match
all the way.
At 130 pounds, Jack Gallon, a
sophomore sensation undefeated

this season for the Michigan
grapplers, edged Dick Picard, In-
dian captain, 5-3.
Space continued winning ways at
137 and 147, Scandura finishing
strong in the last three minutes to
beat Bob Lutz 6-2, and Space edg-
ing Paul Riggins, 6-4 with the aid
of two riding time points.
Captain Bill Stapp won at
157 pounds, scoring a 5-1 win
over Ray Pigazzo via a strong
third period in which Stapp reg-
istered three points. Bud Hol-
combe remained undefeated at
167 pounds, shutting out Phil
Abramovich of the Illini, 4-0.
The lone Illini points were
scored at 177 pounds where Mich-
igan's Joe Planck and Illinois'
Martin Schwartz battled to a 1-1
-In the heavyweight match, a
rapidly improving Art Dunne,
scored Michigan's final points,
trimming Wayne Gaumer, 8-7
in the evening's most exciting
match. Dunne had a large weight


Minnesota, had 13 and

12 re-I

, spectively.
* 4
Miller, f
Gelle, I
Wallerius, C
Means, .
Johnson, e
Skoog, g
Schnobrich, g
Skala, f
Tiernan, f
} Williams, f
Gutowski, f
'Vander Kuy, e
"Murray, g
Olson, 'g
Lawrence, g
Halftime score:
Minnesota U.

* *
5 2 5
1 2 5
0 0 0
1 0 3
5 3 4
6 3 4
0 2 2
18 12 23
3 1 5
4 0 2
11 2 1
0 0 1
5 4 5
4 3 3
1 0 0
2 2 .1
0 0 0
20 12 18



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Free throws missed: Minnesota-
Gelle, Johnson; Skoog. Michigan--
Vander Katy 4, .Murray 4, Lawrence.
Michigan State 52, Northwestern 48
Indiana 63. Iowa 54


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